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Tumacácori O’odham Tash

Rhonda Wilson, O'odham basket weaver demonstrating at Tumacácori

Tumacácori National Historical Park protects the ruins of a Spanish colonial mission to the native O’odham people. It is the O’odham residents of this community who formed and laid the bricks of the church, tilled the fields, and wrangled the mission livestock. Their culture and traditions live on today, focused in the lands of the Tohono O’odham nation. On March ... Read More »

“Empowering through Education”

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The Santa Cruz County School Superintendent’s Office has an important function within our county. Their main role within our county is to serve as a fiscal agent to all school districts in Santa Cruz County, as well as a liaison to the Arizona Department of Education. Their main responsibility includes budget assistance, auditing and approving payments of payroll and expense ... Read More »

The Giving Turtle Program

Dora Taddey, President

The Giving Turtle Program is a collaborative program from the Exchange Club of Santa Cruz. The program provided 619 Christmas gifts to children in need from Santa Cruz County. The participating agencies were SACASA, Su Voz Vale, Victim Services, Our House Shelter, Pinal Hispanic, AZCA, Community Health Associates, Team Anonymous, Resource Centers from Nogales, Patagonia, and Rio Rico, Coronado School ... Read More »

First Things First- Investing in Children and Families

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First Things First partners with families and communities through supporting parents in their role as the child’s first teachers, child care organizations, preventive and educational programs. First Things First is an organization truly dedicated to investing in children and families in Santa Cruz County. Their mission is to create family-centered, comprehensive, collaborative and high-quality early childhood systems that supports child’s ... Read More »

Santa Cruz County International Film Festival

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The Santa Cruz County International Film Festival originated from the Santa Cruz Nature and Heritage, Inc., a 501 (c)(3) a non-profit organization in Santa Cruz County for 6 years.The Santa Cruz County International Film Festival started from a simple conversation between  film enthusiastics,  sparking the idea to educate tourists and community members on the  history of film making  in Santa ... Read More »

Nuestra Casa/Our House

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Nuestra Casa/Our House is a program provided by Catholic Community Services in Southeastern Arizona non-profit organization. It is a program here in Santa Cruz County that provides a safe haven to victims of physical, economic, sexual, and/or emotional abuse. Their primary purpose here in the community is to maintain and strengthen the family in crisis through support and education. Services ... Read More »

Su Voz Vale-Your Voice Matters

Your voice matters!

“Su Voz Vale” your voice matters is a non-profit organization here in Santa Cruz County dedicated to working with individuals who are victims of sexual and domestic abuse. Su Voz Vale is currently under the umbrella of CODAC Behavioral Health Services. Su Voz Vale is a crisis intervention, and advocacy program. It provides support, and information to victims of sexual ... Read More »

United Way of Santa Cruz County “Paving the Way for Opportunity”

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United Way of Santa Cruz County has been paving the way for local organizations to continue providing services, and resources to the community. United Way of Santa Cruz County has been serving our area for over 74 years. For several years, United Way has been working in collaboration with the community, and local organizations to help solve problems, and provide ... Read More »

Maternal Child Health-Give your baby the chance to be “Healthy from the Start!”

Maternal Child Health

Recently, the Maternal Child Health team received training from Project Concern International’s California Border Healthy Start Program on a Life Skills Curriculum.  Women participating in our Maternal Child Health programs will have the opportunity to develop communication, computer, and financial literacy skills through this curriculum in efforts to address social determinants of health affecting their overall well-being.  There is a ... Read More »

Rebuilding Together Santa Cruz County Teams with Sears to Provide Critical Home Repairs

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Heroes at Home project complete renovations for a local veteran’s home. Rebuilding Together*Santa Cruz County provided critical repairs to a U.S. Veteran home, Mr. Jose Luis Jacquez and his family.  More than 12 volunteers from Rebuilding Together and The Santa Cruz Board of Realtors, and Sheriff Tony Estrada, along with our volunteers came to help volunteer at the rebuild project, ... Read More »

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