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Film Screening of “Healing Neen” – September 25th AND October 7th

| August 27, 2014
Film Screening of “Healing Neen” – September 25th AND October 7th

In preparation for guest speaker Tonier Cain this coming October, join us for a Film Screening of “Healing Neen”, one woman’s path to salvation from trauma and addiction. The transcendent story of Tonier “Neen” Cain’s emergence from drug addiction, multiple incarcerations and two decades of homelessness to become a tireless advocate and educator on the […]

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Yavapai Child Care Coalition 2014 Fall Conference – Oct. 4th

| August 27, 2014
Yavapai Child Care Coalition 2014 Fall Conference – Oct. 4th

Yavapai Child Care Coalition is hosting their 2014 Fall Conference. This year’s theme is “Everyday Heroes” Please join at 8:30 a.m. Saturday October 4, 2014 at the Hassayampa Inn, 122 E. Gurley Street, Prescott, AZ, 86301 for this exciting daylong event. Please sign up using the following methods: CALL: Cindy Pemberton at 928-776-0062. FAX: Your […]

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New brief: State-Level Policy Advocacy for Children Affected by Parental Substance Use

| August 22, 2014
New brief: State-Level Policy Advocacy for Children Affected by Parental Substance Use

SPARC has released a new brief on the importance of addressing parental substance abuse in child welfare advocacy. More than 8.3 million children, or 11 percent of all children in the United States, live in homes where at least one parent or caretaker has a substance use disorder involving alcohol and other drugs. Parental substance […]

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Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence  2014 Out-of-School Time Awards of Excellence Finalists Announced

| August 22, 2014
Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence  2014 Out-of-School Time Awards  of Excellence Finalists Announced

Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence 2014 Out-of-School Time Awards of Excellence Finalists Announced CONGRATULATIONS TO THE NOMINEES! The annual Out-of-School Time Awards of Excellence Luncheon recognizes innovative out-of-school time programs and staff members for their exemplary work in providing quality youth development programs for Arizona’s youth. The nominees for the 2014 Out-of-School Time Awards of Excellence […]

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Coconino County Fair Seeking Volunteers

| August 22, 2014
Coconino County Fair Seeking Volunteers

Coconino County Parks & Recreation has been working hard the last year to ensure that this year’s Coconino County Fair is Grand and Alive at 65.  They are seeking volunteers to assist in the Coconino County Fair and have time slots available in most of the building as well as the information booth and volunteer […]

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Candidates Responses to Arizona Out-of-School Time Youth Programs

| August 22, 2014
Candidates Responses to Arizona Out-of-School Time Youth Programs

Throughout the past six weeks, the Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence has been reaching out to candidates across the state, and asking them to pledge their support for Arizona Out-of-School Time youth programs.  Candidates for Congress were asked to complete a 3-question survey, regarding their support for:  The Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF), 21st […]

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AIMS Test Results Released – Reading Still a Focus

| August 20, 2014
AIMS Test Results Released – Reading Still a Focus

The Arizona Department of Education released AIMS test results in early August.  AIMS is the state standardized test that measures student achievement. 2014 was the first year in which 3rd grade students who score extremely low on reading proficiency will not be promoted to fourth grade, according to Arizona’s “Move On When Reading” law. The […]

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Children’s Action Alliance Seeks AmeriCorps VISTA

| August 18, 2014
Children’s Action Alliance Seeks AmeriCorps VISTA

The Arizona Youth Opportunities Initiative (AYOI) is working to improve outcomes for young adults transitioning out of foster care. In order to grow our efforts, Children’s Action Alliance is seeking an AmeriCorps VISTA to help roll out the Opportunity Passport™ program, work with the Young Adult Leadership Board, and implement Initiative strategies. This is a […]

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Child Care Teacher Awards Accepting Applications

| August 14, 2014
Child Care Teacher Awards Accepting Applications

The Terri Lynne Lokoff Child Care Foundation is inviting applications for the Terri Lynne Lokoff/Children’s Tylenol National Child Care Teacher Awards, a national program designed to acknowledge the critical role of child care teachers in providing high-quality child care. Fifty child care teachers will receive between $500 and $1,000 in recognition of their special dedication […]

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Tonier Cain – Nationally Recognized Speaker Comes to Flagstaff – October 14th

| August 11, 2014
Tonier Cain – Nationally Recognized Speaker Comes to Flagstaff – October 14th

Tonier Cain is a nationally recognized SAMHSA speaker and advocate for recovery and trauma-informed care.  In March 2010, her story was launched in the form of a documentary titled, “Healing Neen” which details her transcendent story of emergence from drug addiction, multiple incarcerations and two decades of homelessness to become a tireless advocate and educator […]

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