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Bilingual report — NACOG 2020 Community Needs Assessment

Bilingual report — NACOG 2020 Community Needs Assessment

| November 24, 2020

The Northern Arizona Council of Governments (NACOG) would like to invite you to take our 2020 Community Needs Assessment survey. By completing this survey, you will help NACOG learn about the needs of local residents in order to better serve them. The survey will take about 10 minutes to complete, and all your responses will be anonymous.

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Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence (AzCASE) — Wishes for a Happy Thanksgiving!

Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence (AzCASE) — Wishes for a Happy Thanksgiving!

| November 24, 2020

Out-of-school time programs have faced innumerable challenges this year, but have remained committed to delivering quality programming for your communities. This year, we want to give back to the amazing programs that support the children and families in Arizona communities. Learn more about the out-of-school time programs we support and how you can be a part of our Giving Tuesday efforts here.

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Children’s Action Alliance — National survey shows overwhelming support for investment in high-quality early childhood education

Children’s Action Alliance — National survey shows overwhelming support for investment in high-quality early childhood education

| November 24, 2020

Recent national surveys have shown, in contrast to many other issues for which voters are divided, support remains overwhelming for state investment in high-quality early childhood education. Seventy-six percent of likely Arizona voters said they support the state investing in high-quality, early childhood education opportunities for children from birth to five years old, according to a newly released survey completed by Moore Information Group. 

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Flagstaff Family Food Center VISTA Position

Flagstaff Family Food Center VISTA Position

| November 24, 2020

The Flagstaff Family Food Center is seeking to hire  a Volunteer Engagement Specialist, an AmeriCorps VISTA position.

The Volunteer Engagement Specialist will work closely with the Volunteer Coordinator to improve the Volunteer Program by: developing and implementing a formal Volunteer Orientation; creating job descriptions for all volunteer opportunities; improving the volunteer training process; working with Program staff to ensure that all volunteer shifts are filled; developing and implementing a volunteer feedback process; developing a Volunteer Recognition Program; and engaging in community outreach to recruit new volunteers.

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Children’s Action Alliance — Economic Stress: COVID-19’s Real Threat to Child Safety and Well-being

Children’s Action Alliance — Economic Stress: COVID-19’s Real Threat to Child Safety and Well-being

| November 24, 2020

With stay-at-home orders in place and schools largely shuttered since March due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many in the child welfare community are concerned about undetected child maltreatment due to a lack of mandated reporter eyes on children. Many are also bracing for a surge in reports to the DCS hotline once schools fully re-open that could overwhelm Arizona’s child welfare system. However, recent research from Chapin Hall finds that a surge in child maltreatment reports is unlikely and concludes that the real threat to child safety from COVID-19 is not the decrease in mandated reporting but the increase in economic stressors. 

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