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Feeding Santa Cruz County

The Community Food Bank serves nearly 200,000 people a year with emergency food assistance throughout five counties in southern Arizona covering a 23,000 square mile area. Our local food bank in  Santa Cruz County serves approximately 2600 families. The local food bank mission is to feed the hungry. They provide emergency food assistance to children, families and seniors. The food bank ... Read More »

Celebrating 50 Years of Service

The Santa Cruz Training Program celebrated their 50th Anniversary on Saturday, October 21st. The fundraiser event was well attended by community leaders, board members, staff, and program participants with approximately 300 people in attendance. The event was held outside the SCTP parking lot, the area had a stage and multicolor led dance floor for attendees to enjoy live music and ... Read More »

Protecting Santa Cruz County

The County Attorney’s Office is a full-service law firm for County Government and serves as a prosecutorial agency responsible for the fair administration of justice for all involved in the criminal justice system.  The Santa Cruz County Attorney’s Office prosecutes all felony and juvenile offenses which occur in the County and all misdemeanor offenses which occur in the unincorporated areas of ... Read More »

ARIZONA@WORK is the leading the way!

ARIZONA@WORK is the leading the way by connecting job seekers to employers! They will be hosting their 5th Annual Santa Cruz County Job Fair & Community Expo scheduled for Wednesday, October 10, 2018, in Nogales, Arizona to be held at the Nogales High School Gymnasium from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm.  Last year, they had over 120 employers at the ... Read More »

Jump Back 2 School 2018

On Saturday, July 14th the day started early for several families and students in anticipation for the Jump Back 2 School event. Families and students waited patiently outside the cafeteria as early as 7:00 a.m. Meanwhile, inside the gymnasium, local organizations were setting up their tables and school supplies. The cafeteria doors opened at 9:00 a.m. NUSD staff let families ... Read More »

Community Partner-The Consulate General of Mexico

The Consulate General of Mexico in Nogales, Arizona is one of our closest community partners. It also one of 1674 foreign representations across the United States, and the only foreign representation in Nogales. The Consulate General of Mexico was established on May 14th of 1885 (133 years ago). They have been serving our community for several decades now. The consulate ... Read More »

Rio Rico High School Class of 2018

Rio Rico High School Class of 2018 held their graduation ceremony, on Thursday, May 24th, from 4:00-7:00 p.m. The Rio Rico Marching Hawks Band played from the lower field, while the soon to be graduates came down the stairways in their customized graduation attire. From every angle of the field stadium, friends, school faculty, and family were able to see ... Read More »

COCO “Close to Home”

To the delight of many wide-eyed students, on Thursday, March 29th, three lucky Santa Cruz County schools (Calabasas, Lincoln and Little Red} were treated to a personal visit from famed author Ms. Roni Capin Ashford-Rivera. Ms. Capin Ashford-Rivera was invited by the Santa Cruz County School Superintendent Alfredo I. Velasquez and Ms. Patricia Barraza Preciado, to come to our county ... Read More »

Child-Parent Centers meeting the needs of preschool children

In January of 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson declared The War on Poverty in his State of the Union. Address. Shortly thereafter, Sargent Shriver took the lead in assembling a panel of experts to develop a comprehensive child development program that would help communities meet the needs of preschool children. Head Start was designed to help break the cycle of poverty, ... Read More »

One Stop Access to Vibrant Art

The Hilltop Gallery (DBA:  Patrons of the Arts, Inc.) in Nogales, AZ was founded in 1968. In 1968 a group of Nogalians interested in the arts under the leadership of Jean Wisdom formed the Patrons of the Arts with the purpose of building a public gallery.They are a non-profit organization bringing arts and culture to an underserved community. They have ... Read More »

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