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The Literacy Center (TLC) seeking Executive Director

| April 21, 2021
The Literacy Center (TLC) seeking Executive Director

The Literacy Center (TLC) is currently looking for a dynamic, experienced non-profit leader to fill the role of Executive Director. 

As the Executive Director for Literacy Volunteers of Coconino County/The Literacy Center, you will serve as the leader of a small non-profit organization. With the board, you will craft the organization long-term goals and be responsible for taking action to meet these goals. The major areas of responsibility are operations and fiscal management, staff management and supervision, fundraising and donor development, event planning, media and communications, public relations and marketing, board relations, and organizational development.

First applications to be reviewed on Thursday, April 22.

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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Flagstaff Seeking Children Who Could Benefit from a Mentor

| April 20, 2021
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Flagstaff Seeking Children Who Could Benefit from a Mentor

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Flagstaff is seeking children who could benefit from a mentor.

How to make a referrals:

Let the child’s guardian know you plan to make a referral
Visit www.flagstaffbigs.org  
Click “Enroll a Child”
Select “Click Here to Start Child Application”
Enter in zip code 86001
Enter all required fields and click submit
A member of the BBBSF team will contact the family to follow up!

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Children’s Action Alliance — Foster Youth Need Stimulus Payments Too

| April 20, 2021
Children’s Action Alliance — Foster Youth Need Stimulus Payments Too

“It’s not controversial. Give young people the cash and trust them to make the decisions they need to make for their lives and their priorities. That’s my message,” said Aysha Schomburg, the Biden Administration’s top child welfare official during a town hall hosted by the national nonprofit Think of Us last week. Schomburg was responding to questions about the slow pace many states are taking to distribute $400 million in federal funds to foster youth. Those funds, allocated through the Consolidated Appropriations Act, are directed toward COVID relief for older and former foster youth, a population pushed even closer to the financial edge by the pandemic.

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Arizona Education Association Legislative Update

| April 20, 2021
Arizona Education Association Legislative Update

After months of focusing on their election audit, Senate Republicans finally met in closed caucus to discuss the state budget. Efforts to pass bills have slowed down now that the Senate and House Republicans have started serious budget discussions

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First Things First — We invite you to #ShareTheCareAZ

| April 20, 2021
First Things First — We invite you to #ShareTheCareAZ

This year, more than ever before, we have seen just how important early care and education providers are to support working families in our communities. Throughout the month of May, First Things First invites Arizonans to show their gratitude to these professionals who are essential for our families and our economy. Visit the Share the Care AZ page for simple ways to show support.

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United Way of Northern Arizona — Partner Update: C.U.D.D.L.E. Teaching Life Skills to Teens

| April 20, 2021
United Way of Northern Arizona — Partner Update: C.U.D.D.L.E. Teaching Life Skills to Teens

In school, in work and in life, teens don’t reach their goals all on their own; in order to move ahead, they need to know there’s a path to get to where they want to go.

C.U.D.D.L.E. Outreach has partnered with United Way of Northern Arizona to help adolescents in Page find that path. Through a program that identifies at-risk teens and provides them with essential life skills, they help ensure that this next generation is prepared for the realities of adulthood and ready to live up to their potential.

C.U.D.D.L.E. – the acronym stands for Children Under Duress Divinely Loved Everywhere – does this through a mix of programs and lessons that cover everything from how to open a savings account to making a grocery list to changing a tire on a car.

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Local Education Spotlight — Page High student artist starts business during pandemic. See more local education and Summer camp news here

| April 20, 2021
Local Education Spotlight — Page High student artist starts business during pandemic. See more local education and Summer camp news here

Pearl Sandoval, a junior at Page High School, is passionate about art and has developed methods that have allowed her art to grow and thrive the last year despite setbacks caused from COVID-19 shutdowns and closures.

Sandoval dabbles in several different art styles and forms, but her preferred style is pop art – an art form that draws from commercial items and cultural icons such as product labels, advertisements and modern media.

“Pearl is a star!” exclaimed Sandoval’s art teacher, Sue Tucker, who has been teaching Sandoval since she was in sixth grade. “As my student, teaching Pearl is very exciting because I’ve seen her growing as an artist since she was in middle school.”

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Arizona Supt. of Education announces $21M for mental health resources in schools. See more state education and legislative news here

| April 20, 2021
Arizona Supt. of Education announces $21M for mental health resources in schools. See more state education and legislative news here

Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman announced additional funding for mental health resources at public schools Monday afternoon.

Hoffman said $21 million will bring 140 new school counselors and social workers to Arizona’s public schools. Hoffman said this money will supplement the School Safety Grant Program that was passed by the legislature and implemented by the Arizona Department of Education (ADE).

The program brought more than 260 social and emotional support professionals to schools with the goal of reducing Arizona’s student-to-school-counselor ratio, which was the highest in the country. Hoffman said despite these gains, the high demand still left many schools on the waitlist.

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Should school lunches be free for all? A pandemic experiment. See more national education news here

| April 20, 2021
Should school lunches be free for all? A pandemic experiment. See more national education news here

Ever since March 2020, when the pandemic was declared, schools across the United States have been ground zero in a massive, accidental experiment in universal free meals. All public school children are for the first time experiencing equal access to food, no questions asked.

But the idea of providing universal free meals requires a certain shift in thought – and budgets – that not everyone agrees with.

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Connections Spotlight — Getting Involved in Community

| April 20, 2021
Connections Spotlight — Getting Involved in Community

A variety of organizations took part in a discussion hosted by the Coconino Coalition for Children & Youth on the important role community members can play in the development of resilience of youth, caregivers and family by mentoring and supporting connections during a webinar presented by CCC&Y on April 14.

The free webinar, please click here, is designed to help those interested in the variety of mentorship programs in Coconino County. During the webinar, various speakers shared information about their organizations and the need for mentors.

Partners participating in the webinar included Arizona’s Children Association, AZ1.27, Big Brothers Big Sisters Flagstaff, Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Coconino County, the Family Involvement Center and Native Americans for Community Action (NACA).

Grant funding was provided by Arizona Department of Child Safety and Health Choice Arizona.

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