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First Things First — Across Arizona, child care providers are struggling

| January 25, 2022
First Things First — Across Arizona, child care providers are struggling

The child care workforce shortage is challenging families who depend on child care in order to work, and it’s also driving child care owners to find creative ways to recruit new staff and retain current employees.

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Children’s Action Alliance — Click twice to save a life!

| January 25, 2022
Children’s Action Alliance — Click twice to save a life!

ICYMI: Arizona’s Medicaid program guarantees health coverage to birthing parents for just 60 days after pregnancy. For too many new parents in our state, the care they need to form a healthy bond simply isn’t there.  

Parents without access to quality, affordable health coverage are likely to delay or decline treatment for their medical and emotional needs. Even minor conditions can become life-threatening or fatal without intervention – a reality reflected in Arizona’s high rate of preventable mortality and morbidity for pregnant and postpartum individuals. For Black, Indigenous, and People of Color who give birth in Arizona, the risks associated with pregnancy are even greater.

We’re urging lawmakers to prioritize a full year of postpartum Medicaid coverage in the state budget.** We need your help to amplify the message.

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Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence (AzCASE) — Spotlight on 2021 STEM Grantee

| January 25, 2022
Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence (AzCASE)  — Spotlight on 2021 STEM Grantee

In 2021, AzCASE and Cox Communications awarded a STEM Grant to the Future for Kids ‘Discover Your Future’ program. Here’s what Future for KIDS said about the impact of the grant:

“With the help of the $1500 2021 STEM Grant, Future for KIDS was able to successfully begin implementing our Discover Your Future program in 9 schools, with 6 more set to launch in January of 2022, bringing our total to 15 schools.

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AEA Legislative Update — House Education Committee Votes to Censor Teachers and more news

| January 25, 2022
AEA Legislative Update — House Education Committee Votes to Censor Teachers and more news

On Tuesday, House Education Committee voted along party lines with six Republicans voting for and four Democrats voting against HB2112, which censors teachers from teaching the facts about history. This bill needs to be heard in Rules Committee before going to the House floor for a final vote. Thank you to hundreds of activists who sent emails! Many of you stood up and gave testimony, including AEA President Joe Thomas. Watch his testimony and take action on this bill>>

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Children’s Action Alliance — What’s missing from the Governor’s budget?

| January 25, 2022
Children’s Action Alliance — What’s missing from the Governor’s budget?

The Governor’s budget misses key provisions that would help Arizona’s children and families in a pandemic. Aside from initiatives that were developed or enhanced with temporary federal COVID relief funding, there is little mention of increasing access to health care and affordable housing in the proposal. The budget proposal doesn’t address health care coverage for oral health, postpartum care, other basic and preventative health care needs, and affordable housing as Arizona families are facing eviction with a great deal of uncertainty about where they will be able to live.  

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Flagstaff Festival of Science — Meet a Local Scientist: Planetary Scientist Lucas McClure🔭🪐

| January 25, 2022
Flagstaff Festival of Science — Meet a Local Scientist: Planetary Scientist Lucas McClure🔭🪐

An emerging star in the field of planetary science, Lucas McClure is a graduate student in the Department of Astronomy and Planetary Science at Northern Arizona University, with a Bachelor of Science in Physics with an astronomy concentration from the University of Tennessee.

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United Way of Northern Arizona — How Do We Make 2022 Even Better?

| January 25, 2022
United Way of Northern Arizona — How Do We Make 2022 Even Better?

When we look at the outcomes, the past year was a powerful reminder of all that we can do when we work together.

Because you Stepped Up for Our Community either as a donor, an advocate or a volunteer, we collectively did more than ever before to advance:

Early childhood education
Positive youth development
Basic services that strengthened our social safety net.
But that leaves us with a very important question:

How can we make 2022 even better?

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Looking forward: TLC’s 2022 goals

| January 25, 2022
Looking forward: TLC’s 2022 goals

This year, we hope to begin our structured GED courses which are designed to take learners sequentially through each GED module in a manner that will prepare them to pass the exam once they’ve reached the end of the course.

Several of our wonderful volunteers have dedicated their time to designing structured curricula that TLC can implement to ensure that learners are successful. 

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CCC&Y offers ‘Strengthening Families Protective Factors Framework’ opportunity

| January 25, 2022
CCC&Y offers ‘Strengthening Families Protective Factors Framework’ opportunity

The Coconino Coalition for Children & Youth offers “Strengthening Families Protective Factors Framework” opportunity where community groups, schools or organizations can schedule their own no cost overview or factor specific virtual training.

The program will support their efforts in the areas of:

Overview
Resiliency
Social Connection
Concrete Support in Times of Need,
Knowledge of Child Development
Children’s Social Emotional Development 

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Flagstaff City-Coconino County Public Library — Happening at Your Library Happening at Your Library 1/24/22

| January 25, 2022
Flagstaff City-Coconino County Public Library — Happening at Your Library Happening at Your Library 1/24/22

Come connect with your community

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