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First Things First — Early intervention services, celebrating Native American Heritage Month and helping families in their homes

| October 22, 2019
First Things First — Early intervention services, celebrating Native American Heritage Month and helping families in their homes

This year, the importance of teaching native languages to young children is being highlighted during November’s Native American Heritage Month. FTF supports the preservation of native languages through a variety of ways.

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United Way of Northern Arizona — Help us ‘Step Up’ for Youth

| October 22, 2019
United Way of Northern Arizona — Help us ‘Step Up’ for Youth

As we announced last month, United Way of Northern Arizona is focusing our Flagstaff efforts so we can Step Up and invest in the Power and Potential of Successful, Resilient Youth . This shift is a re-commitment to those programs and partnerships that assist children from birth through age 18.

Programs like the mentoring provided at Big Brothers Big Sisters in Flagstaff, which is changing the lives of teens who have had brushes with the law, like Brian.

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The Latest News from College Success Arizona

| October 22, 2019
The Latest News from College Success Arizona

College Success Arizona’s President and CEO, Rich Nickel highlights the impact community colleges have on postsecondary attainment and economic growth in Arizona. Read more on College Success Arizona’s blog.

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AzCASE — Last Chance to Register for ‘2019 School’s Out, Make It Count Conference’ on Oct. 18

| October 15, 2019
AzCASE — Last Chance to Register for ‘2019 School’s Out, Make It Count Conference’ on Oct. 18

Awards, Workshops, Give-A-Ways, Exhibitors, tons of great information, and complimentary lunch. This is the 27th year for our Conference, and the biggest and best year yet, sign up to join us!


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AzCAN October News

| October 15, 2019
AzCAN October News

College Knowledge for Counselors – Save the Date
November 1, 2019
College Knowledge for Counselors is a professional development conference designed to provide counselors, administrators, and other educators with innovative ideas of creating a college-going culture in Arizona’s middle and high schools. 

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First Things First — Safe sleep tips, getting ready for Halloween and tracking your child’s development

| October 8, 2019
First Things First — Safe sleep tips, getting ready for Halloween and tracking your child’s development

Click here for the entire e-newsletter October 2019   Safe sleep for your baby October is Safe Sleep Awareness Month in Arizona, highlighting the things you can do to create a safe sleep environment in your home. Learn more   Tips to ease your little one into Halloween Halloween is a fun time of year, […]

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Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence (AzCASE) — One Small Hop On The Magic School Bus…

| October 8, 2019
Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence (AzCASE) — One Small Hop On The Magic School Bus…

Thanks to support from Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station, AzCASE has expanded our STEM Track at the 2019 School’s Out, Make It Count Conference to include 11 STEM-focused workshops. Join us October 19th to learn activity ideas and instructional methods for bringing quality STEM into out-of-school time settings. 

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NAU Mental Health Symposium Series continues on Oct. 10, Nov. 7 and Dec. 5

| October 1, 2019
NAU Mental Health Symposium Series continues on Oct. 10, Nov. 7 and Dec. 5

The NAU Mental Health Symposium Series continues with:

“Intersections of Mental Health and Identity,” noon to 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10 at SAS Auditorium, Northern Arizona University. Sponsored by the Commission on Disability Access and Design.

“Moral Injury and Mental Health Panel Discussion,” 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7 at Ashurst Auditorium. Sponsored by Veterans and Military Services.

“Epic Fail,” 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, Cline Library Auditorium. Sponsored by ASNAU and SHAC.

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Connections Spotlight: Get Tickets Now!! — Time is short for Kevin Campbell’s presentation on ‘Self-Healing Communities’ on Oct. 29 in Flagstaff

| October 1, 2019
Connections Spotlight: Get Tickets Now!! — Time is short for Kevin Campbell’s presentation on ‘Self-Healing Communities’ on Oct. 29 in Flagstaff

Hundreds of tickets have gone but we still have room. 

RSVP now for Kevin Campbell’s presentation on “Self-Healing Communities,” from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29 at the High Country Conference Center, 201 W. Butler Ave., Flagstaff.

Tickets are $30 to $45. Click here to register.

We are excited to announce this has attracted statewide attention including local, state and federal representation as well as a policy analyst.  Ticket sales end in 2 weeks on Oct 13. 

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Children’s Action Alliance — Annie E. Casey Foundation Data Snapshot: Slow, Uneven Improvement in Children Living in Poverty

| September 24, 2019
Children’s Action Alliance — Annie E. Casey Foundation Data Snapshot: Slow, Uneven Improvement in Children Living in Poverty

A new five-year data snapshot from the Annie E. Casey Foundation finds that Arizona is tied for fifth highest in the nation in the percentage of children living in concentrated poverty. While Arizona’s percentage of kids living in concentrated poverty dropped slightly, one in five kids in our state still lives in poor neighborhoods, with children of color and children in rural Arizona far more likely to live in areas of concentrated poverty.

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