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Investing in People as an Economic Growth Strategy – a link to the achievement gap

| July 30, 2014
Investing in People as an Economic Growth Strategy – a link to the achievement gap

By Jeffrey M. Lacker July 13 It might not be obvious why the president of a Federal Reserve Bank would be interested in workforce development — what does it have to do with interest rates and inflation? But workforce development is intimately related to part of the Fed’s legislative mandate, which is promoting maximum employment. […]

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AZ Hovering Near the Bottom for Overall Wellbeing of Children

| July 28, 2014
AZ Hovering Near the Bottom for Overall Wellbeing of Children

Arizona continues to hover near the bottom nationally for the overall well-being of its children, a new study shows. Childhood poverty, a ballooning number of children in foster care, and a shrinking number of 3- and 4-year-olds enrolled in preschool contributed to the state’s problems, according to 2012 data analyzed by the Annie E. Casey Foundation […]

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NARBHA Hosting Chronic Disease Self-Management Healthy Living Facilitator Workshops

| July 28, 2014
NARBHA Hosting Chronic Disease Self-Management Healthy Living Facilitator Workshops

Northern Arizona Regional Behavioral Health Authority (NARBHA) is offering 4-day training for people interested in facilitating Chronic Disease Self-Management Healthy Living Workshops. As a Lay Leader you will help empower others to effectively manage their ongoing health problems by using simple self-management tools. No prior teaching experience is necessary. The next training and certification for leaders will […]

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CCC&Y City Council and Mayoral Candidate Questionnaire – Responses Now Available

| July 25, 2014
CCC&Y City Council and Mayoral Candidate Questionnaire – Responses Now Available

Please view and share the release of Flagstaff City Council and Mayoral Candidate Questionnaire responses.  These are now available on the CCC&Y Website, HERE. The success and well being of children, youth, and families in our community is an important part of local leadership.  You can help to ensure a healthy, stable and thriving community by […]

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METH 102, “What is Methamphetamine?” – A Workshop – August 18th

| July 25, 2014
METH 102, “What is Methamphetamine?” – A Workshop – August 18th

Presentation August 18th 2014, 6 pm Registration deadline is August 15th 5 PM MST 25 persons will be allowed to register. There is no Fee. Free Meal will be served AGENDA 1. Hopi Substance Abuse Program Meth 102 2. Guest Speaker, “What Meth does to friends and families” first hand account. 3. Hopi Law Enforcement, “Drug Board […]

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DES Releases 4,000 Children from Child Care Priority Waiting List

| July 22, 2014
DES Releases 4,000 Children from Child Care Priority Waiting List

PHOENIX – The Department of Economic Security announced today it released 4,000 children from the DES Child Care Administration’s Priority Waiting List as a result of funds made available in the special session that created the new Department of Child Safety. The provisions required DES to use funds made available to serve additional low income […]

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The Flagstaff We Want! – an EASY poll – your participation will help shape the upcoming gubernatorial debate hosted in Flagstaff

| July 21, 2014
The Flagstaff We Want! – an EASY poll – your participation will help shape the upcoming gubernatorial debate hosted in Flagstaff

For Flagstaff to prosper in its second century, we need a vision and a roadmap that is firmly grounded in the beliefs and opinions of residents and provides a set of common goals that help guide our collective efforts. SpeakOut AZ, a non-partisan, statewide project, works with its partners in communities to identify, mobilize and […]

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New AZ and National Kids Count Data Just Released

| July 21, 2014
New AZ and National Kids Count Data Just Released

Children’s Action Alliance, in partnership with the Annie E. Casey Foundation, released two new comprehensive data reports so leaders in the state can be better informed to create action steps that improve children’s health, education, and security. The Arizona KIDS COUNT® Data Book complements the 25th Edition of the nationalKIDS COUNT® Data Book by delving into county level statistics, […]

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This Saturday! – Flagstaff Back to School Fair – July 19th – 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

| July 16, 2014
This Saturday! – Flagstaff Back to School Fair – July 19th – 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The Flagstaff Back to School Health and Safety Fair will be held Saturday, July 19th from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm at the Flagstaff Family Food Center,
1903 N Second Street

• No cost backpacks, school supplies and books for preschool through High School students (for families needing assistance supplying these items)
• Lunch
• Back to School Resources
• Fun Activities

Children MUST be accompanied by a parent to receive supplies.

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Every Child Ready to Read – at YOUR Library! – July 28th

| July 16, 2014
Every Child Ready to Read – at YOUR Library! – July 28th

In the important role as a parent, childcare provider, or preschool teacher, you have the unique opportunity to impact the lives of the children in your care and help them get ready to read.  Consider attending an Every Child Ready to Read training to learn simple suggestion that can easily be incorporated into your everyday […]

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