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2018 Teacher of the Year

On Friday, August 10th, the long-awaited 11th Annual Santa Cruz County Teacher of the Year Awards Dinner Ceremony, took place at the Americana/Quality Inn Mayan Ballroom.  With the soft contemporary/classical sounds of Ivan Orellana in the background and the room decorated in Dr. Seuss motif, the 21 nominated teachers made their way in and took their seats.  The extraordinary group ... Read More »

Distinguished Humanitarian-Sheriff “Tony”Estrada

During the 2018 LULAC Unity Luncheon on Thursday, July 19th Sheriff Antonio “Tony” Estrada received the 2018 Ohtli Award for Lifetime of Service. The award is one of Mexico’s highest civilian honors bestowed to distinguished individuals for their humanitarian service.   The Ohtli Award is bestowed to distinguished individuals who have provided assistance or positively affected the lives of Mexican ... 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 »

Empowering People to Succeed

Empowering People to Succeed The Santa Cruz Center is home to a variety of educational programs and resources being offered locally. Whatever your educational goals are, stop by the center as they have friendly staff ready to assist you.    Dr. Stella Perez – Executive Director / CEO at the Santa Cruz Center. Prior to this role, she worked at ... Read More »

Meet Your Local State Represenative-Rosanna Gabaldón

Over the past six-years, Rosanna Gabaldón has been serving as our Arizona State Representative. She has been successful in advocating for Southern Arizona to the Capitol. She introduced and sponsored several bills related to public safety, the environment, and public education.  Our State Representative supported and advocated for many bills that were important for our area. She advocated for funding for ... Read More »

Going the Extra Mile!

Santa Cruz Auto Glass is a family-owned and operated a local business where customers always come first. The family-owned business has over 8 years of experience working on auto glass repair. They are one of the leading providers in Nogales, Arizona. Santa Cruz Auto Glass takes pride in providing outstanding service and offers quality products to its customers. “At Santa ... Read More »

Pima Community College Recognition Ceremony

This month’s people that “echo” Tito Maldonado recognizes him as an individual that regardless of age never gave up on the dream of fulfilling his educational goals. On Friday, May 11th at 11:00 a.m. the Santa Cruz County Provisional College held a recognition ceremony for Tito Maldonado the first Pima Community College Graduate, Class of 2018. Mr. Maldonado a PCC ... Read More »

Pierson Vocational High School Graduation Class of 2018

Pierson Vocational High School held their graduation ceremony on Tuesday, May 22nd at 5:30 p.m. on the PVHS field. During the commencement ceremony, students had an opportunity to reflect on their hard work and how their determination has finally paid off. Students wore white and blue gowns displaying their school colors. The stage where staff and students sat was beautifully ... Read More »

Cambridge District of the Year Award

Every year Cambridge International awards students across the U.S. for their successful performance on the Cambridge International examinations.  This year, in addition to presenting Learner Awards, Cambridge International is celebrating the districts that have ranked the highest in both increasing access to the rigor of the Cambridge curriculum while simultaneously sustaining or improving student performance based on the 2016/17 series.  ... Read More »

Arizona@Work Creating Opportunities

Santa Cruz County Workforce Development is one partner that comprises ARIZONA@WORK. The other partners in the Santa Cruz County One-Stop Career Center are Santa Cruz County Adult Education, DES Employment Service, and DES Vocational Rehabilitation Service. Our comprehensive One Stop allows individuals to seek educational services, employment services, and training services in one location. The Santa Cruz County OOne-StopCareer Center ... Read More »

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