Tag: Juneteenth

Connections Spotlight — CCC&Y Participates in 2022 Juneteenth Celebration

| June 21, 2022
Connections Spotlight — CCC&Y Participates in 2022 Juneteenth Celebration

A couple of pre-monsoon season downpours didn’t dampen the spirits of participants of the 2022 Juneteenth Celebration held Saturday, June 18 at the Flagstaff Murdoch Center.

The event featured musical performances, food, games, arts, crafts and information booths including Building Community, Coconino Coalition for Children & Youth, Coconino Community College, Coconino County including its African Diaspora Advisory Council and Coconino Hispanic Advisory Council (CHAC) diversity councils, Flagstaff Police Dept., Friends of Flagstaff Future, Northland Family Health Center, Northern Arizona University and North Country Healthcare.

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Connection Spotlight — Celebrate Juneteenth on June 18 at the Flagstaff Murdoch Center

| June 7, 2022
Connection Spotlight — Celebrate Juneteenth on June 18 at the Flagstaff Murdoch Center

Also see Juneteenth Concert on June 19 at Fort Tuthill

FLAGSTAFF — Come celebrate Juneteenth with music performances, food, games and vendors from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 18 at the Flagstaff Murdoch Center, 203 E. Brannen Ave., Flagstaff.

Hosted by the Coconino County African Diaspora Advisory Council, the Flagstaff Lived Black Experience Project, and the Southside Community Association (SCA).

The Juneteenth celebration commemorates the day Texas slaves learned of the Emancipation Proclamation, granting them freedom. Juneteenth today, celebrates African American freedom and achievement, while encouraging continuous self-development and respect for all cultures. 

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Arizona education group announces 1,000 scholarships for 2020 class. See more state education and legislative news here

| June 22, 2021
Arizona education group announces 1,000 scholarships for 2020 class. See more state education and legislative news here

In order to address the unprecedented drop in student postsecondary enrollment in Arizona, Helios Education Foundation, College Success Arizona, and other community partners are implementing an initiative to re-engage students in their education and offer an incentive scholarship to eligible students.

Colleges and universities in Arizona are experiencing significant declines in student enrollment due to the COVID-19 pandemic, especially among first generation, low-income, and underserved students. Nationally, community college enrollment has fallen by 9.5 percent this year. In addition, Postsecondary enrollment for first-time freshmen (High School class of 2020) declined nearly 21.7 percent nationwide. In Arizona, statewide community college enrollment is down more than 16 percent.

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