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LAUNCH Flagstaff — Planning for the future

| March 26, 2020
LAUNCH Flagstaff — Planning for the future

Life has changed and there will be more change ahead.
 
Connecting and convening existing resources and facilitating strategic solutions is what LAUNCH Flagstaff was created to do.
 
As the current health crisis unfolds, our children and their families will be impacted by new economic and social conditions that will add additional stressors into their lives.  It’s for times like this that community stakeholders came together to create LAUNCH Flagstaff back in 2013.  

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District 2 Supervisor Liz Archuleta — Caring for Yourself and During This Time

| March 26, 2020
District 2 Supervisor Liz Archuleta — Caring for Yourself and During This Time

During this time it is crucial that you are taking care of both your physical and mental health and well being. Below you will find the “Self-Care Wheel” that offers some ideas on how to care for yourself during this time. Remember, you are not alone in this. This is only temporary and we will get through this together.

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Head~Heart~Hands Preschool in Flagstaff accepting new families for enrollment

| March 26, 2020
Head~Heart~Hands Preschool in Flagstaff accepting new families for enrollment

Head~Heart~Hands Preschool in Flagstaff accepting new families for enrollment. Open 6:45 a.m. to 6 p.m.

We have a brand new licensed infant room for 5 babies. We are super low on enrollment and are willing to give essential personal priority for enrollment. No enrollment fee, just the weekly tuition.

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Pinecone Preschool in Flagstaff accepting new students

| March 26, 2020
Pinecone Preschool in Flagstaff accepting new students

Pinecone Preschool is currently remaining open.  We are open 6:00 am to 6:00 pm Monday through Friday.

We understand parents need to work, and will, in turn, need care for their children. Pinecone Preschool will continue to follow guidelines and recommendations as set forth by the Coconino County Health and Human Services.

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Connections Spotlight: Self-healing, -helping communities assisting students, families overcome coronavirus challenges

| March 24, 2020
Connections Spotlight: Self-healing,  -helping communities assisting students, families overcome coronavirus challenges

During times of crisis, people have an amazing ability to adapt, get over the shock and get to work to mitigate or solve the problem.

Such is the case with our current challenge, the coronavirus (COVID-19) emergency.

Stay-at-home orders, school closures and other issues have rapidly confronted everyone, from political leaders to emergency responders, parents and students.

And true to our nature, individuals and organizations are rapidly coming up with a variety of creative solutions to tackle such issues as feeding students who are unable to return to the classroom, and at-home and distance-learning options to continue the education of our youth.

Within this e-newsletter, our readers will find a variety of links to stories and resources to help us face the challenge of many of these issues and meet the mind, body and spirit needs of our community.

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Flagstaff Family Food Center Needs Volunteers

| March 23, 2020
Flagstaff Family Food Center Needs Volunteers

The Flagstaff Family Food Center needs volunteers.

Most critical needs:

• Emergency Food Box Program: Tue-Sat 9am-1pm
• Sandwich Making: Daily 10am-2pm
• Grab-N-Go Dinner Service: Daily 3:30-6pm

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Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence (AzCASE) — STEM Learning in the Time of COVID-19

| March 23, 2020
Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence (AzCASE) — STEM Learning in the Time of COVID-19

COVID-19 is impacting most of our lives and livelihoods at this point, with Arizona public school closures and locals on lockdown. If you’re program remains open, be sure to follow these latest recommendations from Arizona Department of Health Services to keep everyone safe and visit the AzCASE COVID-19 Resources Page for more information. If your program is currently closed, here’s a few STEM learning resources to share with the families you serve to keep their brains stimulated at home:

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Arizona College Access Network (AzCAN) — We Support You

| March 23, 2020
Arizona College Access Network (AzCAN) — We Support You

With the continuing evolution of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, AzCAN believes protecting the transition from high school to postsecondary is more critical now than ever. AzCAN wants to ensure that all students have the resources they need to successfully graduate and enroll in postsecondary despite the statewide school closures.

We’re Offering Online College Access Professional Training

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United Way of Northern Arizona Launches COVID-19 Fund

| March 23, 2020
United Way of Northern Arizona Launches COVID-19 Fund

We at the United Way of Northern Arizona (UWNA) hope that this message finds you well during these turbulent times. 

We have launched the UWNA COVID-19 Fund, an emergency campaign to help those organizations providing basic needs to our friends and neighbors as we cope with the fallout from the coronavirus.

Although there currently is a limited amount of confirmed cases in our region, the impact of this virus is already being felt in our communities. Schools have closed. Many businesses have temporarily shut their doors or are operating on a limited basis. Our social safety nets are being tested.

When we face emergencies like this, it is up to us to ‘Live United’ and support those who need us most.

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First Things First — Supporting young children during uncertain times

| March 23, 2020
First Things First — Supporting young children during uncertain times

We know that young children are especially sensitive to situations causing stress in their environments and among their adult caregivers. Find helpful information and resources to help support young children emotionally as families face concerns about the coronavirus (COVID-19).

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