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“Providing Opportunities”

The Santa Cruz Training Programs are dedicated to serving children and adults with disabilities in Santa Cruz County for 50 years. Last year in November, they celebrated their 50th anniversary. The training program was founded by Ana Maria Coppola. An advocate for children with disabilities who started to get other parents involved in starting a program to meet the needs ... Read More »

Bahá’ís Faith of Santa Cruz County

On Saturday, October 26th from 2:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. the Bahá’ís Faith of Santa Cruz County celebrated the 200th Anniversary of the Birth of the Báb, one of the Twin Founders of the Bahá’í Faith at the Rio Rico Community Center. The Baha’i Faith is the youngest of the world’s religions.  It is based on the teachings of two Divine Educators, the ... Read More »

Parent Love Connection Downright Awesome

October is the month of international Down syndrome awareness. It is estimated 1 in every 691 babies in the United States are born with Down syndrome. Down syndrome affects people of all races and economic levels. According to the National Down Syndrome Society, Down syndrome is the most commonly occurring chromosomal condition.   The Santa Cruz Parent Love Connection celebrated during ... Read More »

People that “echo”- The Legacy of Anna Maria Coppola

This month Border Eco Magazine pays tribute to the legacy of Anna Maria Coppola for her lasting contributions to serving children and adults with disabilities in Santa Cruz County.  Anna Maria Coppola lived her life in such a way that she will be remembered for her advocacy, kindness, and compassion towards individuals with disabilities. She found her purpose in life. ... Read More »

Mayor’s Corner-November Echoes

November marks the start of winter with short days, long dark nights and the heating firmly switched to “on”.  It also kicks off the holiday season. “Happy holidays” is a phrase you can use in the winter season, from late November to early January, to wish our neighbors and friends all the best for the many holiday occasions that occur ... Read More »

Creating Opportunities Santa Cruz Workforce

Santa Cruz Workforce hosted their 6th Annual Santa Cruz Job Fair and Community Expo at the Nogales High School Ray Molera Gymnasium on Friday, October 18th from 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Every year Santa Cruz Workforce hosts this annual event to help dislocated workers, and new career job seekers connect with local employers in Santa Cruz, Cochise, and Pima County. This ... Read More »

Breaking the Silence

According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (2019), “On average, nearly 20 people per minute are physically abused by an intimate partner in the United States. During one year, this equates to more than 10 million women and men.” Research studies reveal that children who witness domestic violence are more likely to be affected by violence as adults – ... Read More »

Elementry Robotics Afterschool Program

South32 and the Santa Cruz County Superintendent’s Office (SCCSO) today announced a memorandum of understanding to help expand the latter’s Elementary Robotics Afterschool Program to elementary schools throughout Santa Cruz County, Arizona. For the past two summers, SCCSO has hosted a popular junior robotics camp for students in grades three through five. The camp fills to capacity and has attracted ... Read More »

C-CREO Hub Grand Opening

On Thursday, August 29th the C-CREO Hub opened its doors to the public. C-CREO Hub is part of the C-CREO umbrella of educational services being provided by the Santa Cruz County School Superintendent, Alfredo I. Velásquez.   C-CREO Hub is a postsecondary education center created to assist Santa Cruz County with college and career readiness.  All services are free of charge.  ... Read More »

Santa Cruz County Embraces the “Choose Love Movement”

On Wednesday, September 18th at 5:30 p.m., Santa Cruz County Embraced the “Choose Love Movement.” Little Red School held a free community event promoting the Jesse Lewis Choose Love Movement. The event was hosted by CHARM, Superintendent Kathy Romero, and the Santa Cruz County Superintendent’s Office. The event was well attended by the public and community leaders. An empowering evening ... Read More »

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