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Rio Rico Rotary, SCVUSD35 and Garrett’s IGA Deliver Gift Certificates to Families

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In response to Rio Rico Rotary’s holiday challenge, students in SCVUSD35 schools raised $6,636 for holiday grocery gift certificates for local families, almost doubling the district’s goal of raising $1 per student. Today, Tony Vartola, Rio Rico Rotary Foundation Treasurer, and John Fanning, Calabasas Principal, delivered this check to Ray Garrett, from Garrett’s IGA, who turned this donation into 132 ... Read More »

Mexican Consulate Host Labor Week Workshops

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The Nogales General Mexican Consulate hosted a series of workshops in the highlight of labor week rights. This year they hosted two series of workshops: “Successful Women” and “Employee to Employer.” The workshop was open to the public. The workshops were held on Wednesday, August 30th at the General Consulate of Mexico Bicentennial Hall on Cardwell. The workshop had two ... Read More »

The Santa Cruz Parent Love Connection Summer Community Picnic

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On Saturday, August 19tht, parents of children with special needs living in Santa Cruz County had their Annual Summer Picnic at Teyechea park in Nogales Arizona. The purpose of this event is to celebrate special needs children to promote awareness, value, and inclusion with the purpose of creating equal opportunity, so they can be active and important members of our ... Read More »

Helping Families Succeed!

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Parents at one point or another understand how challenging it is to raise a child today. Raising a child is simply hard work, it requires tons of love, energy, consistency, and patience. We all agree that being a parent is tough. Parenting a child with special needs brings even more challenges. Organizations like the Santa Cruz Parent Love Connection is ... Read More »

Rio Rico School Blitz 2017

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The Santa Cruz Valley Unified School District is grateful to all those individuals and organizations who contributed to their annual “Back to School Blitz.”  The “Blitz,” is a Saturday-morning event, held just before the start of the school year at one of the schools.  The Santa Cruz Valley Unified School District hosts a “one-stop” back-to-school supplies and services for their ... Read More »

Southern Arizona Autism Association

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The Southern Arizona Autism Association is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization providing autism awareness in Santa Cruz County. They advocate for families and children living with autism. Their main goal is to provide awareness throughout Santa Cruz County through education and training. The organization formed in 2013. They currently serve 200 families throughout Southern Arizona and Sonora Mexico. They offer an array of programs including a support group for parents of children and young adults with special needs. The programs they offer ... Read More »

Jump Back 2 School Planning Committee

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The Jump Back 2 School Committee met Wednesday, June 21st to continue with their planning of their back to school event. According to the National Federation Survey (2010), the cost to prepare a child for their first day of school is $422.00 dollars. Not every family can afford such an expense, especially if they have more than one child. As ... Read More »

4th Annual Public Safety Officer Awards

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The Rotary Club of Nogales hosted their 4th Annual Public Safety Officers Awards Dinner on Friday, June 9th, 2017 at the Quality Hotel Americana. The event recognized 15 public safety officers within Santa Cruz County for their service. Family, friends, and colleagues attended the event to show their support to the officers recognized for dedication and hard work in the ... Read More »

University of Arizona South

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The University of Arizona South held its graduation ceremony along with Cochise College on Wednesday, May 10, 2017, at 6:00 p.m. at the James C. Clark Auditorium at Nogales High School.  Family, friends, and school personnel were all in attendance to support the graduates. U of A Graduates: Monica Navarro Ian Danielson Jenniffer Estrada Ivonne Flores Margarita Gonzalez Brigitte Curiel Juan ... Read More »

Rio Rico High School Class of 2017

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Rio Rico High School Class of 2017 held their graduation ceremony, on Thursday, May 25th, at 7:00 pm. The Rio Rico Marching Hawks Band played, while the graduates came down the stairways in their customized graduation caps. From every angle of the stadium, friends, school faculty, and family were able to see the graduates walking down the stair in their ... Read More »

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