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Linkages Builds Bridges Between Local Employers and The Disabled

On Tuesday June 17, Linkages, held its first annual Nogales Building Bridges Awards Ceremony at the Quality Inn Americana. In attendance were various sponsors and organizers of the program, including but not limited to Jim Click, The Nogales Community Food Bank and Jump Back to School. Also attending the event were public officials Mayor Arturo Garino, County Superintendent of Schools ... Read More »

The Children’s Health Fair 2014

The City of Nogales Community and various organizations, health providers, behavioral health service providers, and government agencies participated this past Friday, April 25, 2014 out side the side walk of Nogales Walmart Super-Center from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event honors Children’s Day and will promote children’s mental health awareness, as well as raise awareness about healthy lifestyles. Family ... Read More »

Santa Cruz Training Programs have Prom Day

The scene at Santa Cruz Training Programs was a lot different than usual this past Friday, March 21, 2014. Diamond House was filled with dancing and tunes from DJs On The Go and with special needs people showing off their smooth moves. Santa Cruz Training Programs has been holding their Special Needs Prom for second year in a row. It ... Read More »

Community Food Bank Board of Directors Selects Michael McDonald as New President/CEO

Tucson: The Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona Board of Directors has selected Michael McDonald as its new President/CEO. The announcement was made by Gregg Johnson, Chair of the Community Food Bank Board. The Board conducted a nationwide search before selecting Mr. McDonald. He will begin his new duties on January 2, 2014. Mr. McDonald has been Executive Director of ... Read More »

SCC Relay For Life Kicks off season

Community members gathered at Esplendor Resort on February 18, 2014 to kick off the Relay For Life season in Santa Cruz County. The kick-off lunch gave people the opportunity to register their teams, join the American Cancer Society (ACS) and learn more about ways to get involved. Tables were set up to register teams and survivors and to buy luminaria ... Read More »


The KINO BORDER INITIATIVE (KBI) was officially born in January of 2009 in Ambos Nogales (the twin cities on the USA-Mexico border) with the participation of six organizations of the Catholic Church from both the US and Mexico: Diocese of Tucson, Jesuit Refugee Services, Society of Jesuit Province of California, Diocese of Hermosillo, Missionaries of the Eucharist from Colima, Mexico, ... Read More »

First Things First Celebrates the Young Children

First Things First of Santa Cruz County hosted its third annual “Celebrates the Young Child” event this Saturday February 8, 2014. It was held at the Americana Hotel from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The event was open to children birth to 5 years old and their families and include: Practical parenting tips; importance of play for young children; healthy ... Read More »

Special Olympics Games 2013

Nogales Infantil hosted this year’s Special Olympics on November 8, 2013 at Pierson Field. This is the forth year these non-profit organizations hosted the event, which each year seems to have more participants from Santa Cruz County and from Nogales, Sonora, Mexico. The event began at 9 a.m. with the singing of the U.S. and Mexican National Anthems, and continued ... Read More »

“Fashion Show” to benefit St. Andrew’s Childrens Clinic

The BFW hosted a marvelous fashion show on Saturday, April 27, 2013. Many local children were featured in fashionable carnaval and summer attire. The event also had raffles, food and music to accompany the show which proceeds went to benefit the St. Andrew’s Children’s Clinic in Nogales, AZ. As the event began, masters of ceremonies, Salvador Diaz, presented St. Andrews’ ... Read More »

Advocating against Domestic Violence

The Coordinated Community Response Taskforce (CCRT) for Domestic Violence (Prevention, Awareness and Service Response) held a meeting this past March 2013. The purpose of the group is to create awareness and gather resources for domestic violence and for those affected. The group brainstormed possible ideas and solutions to eradicate Domestic Violence in Santa Cruz County. The group also began preparations ... Read More »

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