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Court Appointed Special Advocate make a difference in Santa Cruz County

CASA Volunteers

In 1976 a judge in Washington State recruited and trained community volunteers to advocate in dependency cases.  In 1977 the first pilot program was implemented in Washington State.  Following this model, programs started developing all across the United States. CASA is the only program of its kind.  Because of CASA, more than 2 million children in the U.S. have found ... Read More »

Rio Rico School Blitz 2014

Getting ready for the new school year

The Santa Cruz Valley Unified School District No.35 held their 6th Annual Back to School Blitz on Saturday, July 25th at Calabasas Middle School and Peña Blanca Elementary School from 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. The mission of this event is to provide assistance to the district families so their children for the first day of school. All students registered within the ... Read More »

Nogales Community Food Bank making a difference in Santa Cruz County

Nogales Community Food Bank

Nogales Community Food Bank is much more than a food bank. The Nogales Community Food Bank has been in operation for 7 years. Their mission is “Through education, advocacy, and the acquisition, storage, and distribution of food, they anticipate will meet the food needs of the hungry in our community.” In September of 2007, NCFB, started as a “One Man ... Read More »

MCHC Donates AEDs to Nogales Sonora Fire Department

Mariposa Community Health Center

On Thursday, April 23rd, Mariposa Community Health Center’s (MCHC) Chief Executive Officer, Jim Welden and Medical Director, Eladio Pereira, M.D., presented the Nogales Sonora Fire Department with four automated external defibrillators (AEDs).  Nogales Sonora Fire Department Captain Sergio Diaz Regalado and Lieutenant Victor Garay accepted the donation and expressed their gratitude to MCHC for providing their Fire Department with the ... Read More »

Patagonia Youth Empowerment Fair 2015

Participants of the fair

The Patagonia Youth Empowerment Fair took place on Friday, May 1, 2015 at the Patagonia High School Gymnasium. This was the 3rd Annual Youth Empowerment Fair with more than 40 organizations participated in the event. Students had an opportunity to find out about summer volunteer, and job opportunities. Students were provided information on health, higher education and nutrition. Law enforcement ... Read More »

PUHS Theatre Students Perform Grease at the Tin Shed Theater

PUHS Theatre Students

Pull your poodle skirts, saddle oxfords and bobby socks out of the back of your closet, the musical Grease is coming to town. Patagonia Union High School’s Theatre department is staging two performances at the Tin Shed Theater next Thursday, May 7th and Friday, May 8th at 6:00 PM. Due to the limited seating capacity at the Tin Shed Theater, ... Read More »

2015 Candidates of the “Fiestas de Mayo”

2015 “Fiestas de Mayo”

On Tuesday, April 7th the department of Arts and Agriculture in collaboration with the Mexican Consulate selected 4 candidates that will represent the Fiestas de Mayo Celebration. The candidate will be crowned as the official “Reina de las Fiestas.”  Each year the organizers of this event, seek female participants between the ages of 16-19 in Santa Cruz County to participate ... Read More »

Child & Family Resources, Inc

Champions in family care

Child & Family Resources, Inc is is a private, community-based, non-profit agency offering 31 programs throughout southern Arizona. At least 92% of funding goes toward programs and services benefiting 34,000 families and children each year. The agency is headquartered in Tucson with satellite offices in Phoenix, Sierra Vista, Douglas, Safford, Bullhead City, Kingman, Apache Junction, Casa Grande, Yuma and Nogales. ... Read More »

4th Annual First Things First Celebrates The Young Child “Community Event”

4th Annual First Things First Celebrates The Young Child “Community Event”

First Things First held their 4th Annual Celebrates The Young Child event in Nogales, Arizona at the Quality Hotel Americana on Saturday, February 7th. First Things First opened their doors to the public from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Organizations that participated in this event were Child-Parent Centers, Inc., Child & Family Resources, Inc., Kid’s House Montessori Daycare & Preschool, ... Read More »

“The Borderlands Food Bank Serves Santa Cruz County, Arizona, Internationally and 18 other States within the U.S. ”

Nogales Borderlands Food Bank

Hunger has always been a cause of concern in third world countries, but most people don’t realize hunger exists within our own community too. Here in the United States, we are a country of consumers, but we are also the largest producers of waste. As a result, the Borderlands Food Bank has dedicated themselves to making sure food does not ... Read More »

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