Tag: LAUNCH Flagstaff

LAUNCH Flagstaff to Host Town Hall in Support of Education (Oct. 1)

| August 23, 2017
LAUNCH Flagstaff to Host Town Hall in Support of Education (Oct. 1)

Nothing characterizes the health of a community as much as the opportunities for its youngest members to learn. Great teachers and schools, great libraries and museums, a wealth of engagement in cultural/artistic events and physical activities, an excitement about science, technology, engineering and math, and a network of supportive adults, provide children and young adults with the skills and perspectives that open the world to them.

Not all communities can offer this array of learning riches, but Flagstaff can. Historically, the Flagstaff community has strongly supported its schools and children through passage of bond issues and overrides, personal and corporate donations, volunteer efforts and other means.

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Film Series

| August 19, 2017
Film Series

LAUNCH Flagstaff is presenting a Free Education Film Series with panel discussion and audience Q&A following each screening.

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LAUNCH Flagstaff Monthly Update

| August 2, 2017
LAUNCH Flagstaff Monthly Update

July was a busy month for the partners of LAUNCH Flagstaff and the coming months are shaping up to be even more exciting, so stay tuned!  Here are just three highlights from July.

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LAUNCH Flagstaff Monthly Update

| July 5, 2017
LAUNCH Flagstaff Monthly Update

Partners in LAUNCH Flagstaff have been busy over the past several months and momentum is building toward truly creating a community-wide culture of world-class education for all children and youth, cradle through their career.  

Each month in this newsletter, I will shine the spotlight on three accomplishments by the Partnership over the past month as well as give you a preview about something that we are looking forward to in the next month. I thank you for being part of this exciting process that is the collective impact of LAUNCH Flagstaff.

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LAUNCH Flagstaff — The Educational Data Shows…

| June 14, 2017
LAUNCH Flagstaff — The Educational Data Shows…

LAUNCH Flagstaff supports cradle–to–career initiatives to achieve a world-class education community wide. We envision world-class education as every student prepared for every opportunity. More specifically, it is a student-centered, holistic system of performance-based learning that:
• facilitates personal mastery over time of relevant content and social-emotional skills
• empowers critical thinking, self-advocacy and creative expression with
• collaborative problem-solving and respectful discourse that
• values diversity through multi-cultural literacy and a global perspective.

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The ABC’s of LAUNCH Flagstaff

| May 8, 2017
The ABC’s of LAUNCH Flagstaff

The United Way is proud to be a major supporter of LAUNCH Flagstaff, the unique partnership of community stakeholders dedicated to creating and maintaining a world-class education for all Flagstaff students from cradle to career.

This collaboration, which also receives major funding from the Arizona Community Foundation of Flagstaff and The Wharton Foundation, is not a new program or service. Instead, it is a diverse group representing schools (preK through graduate school), businesses, government agencies, service organizations, private education providers, non-profit groups, and concerned citizens who recognize that the issues facing our educational system are not just the responsibility of our schools.

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LAUNCH aims to improve education throughout Flagstaff. See more Arizona Daily Sun education stories here

| January 18, 2017
LAUNCH aims to improve education throughout Flagstaff. See more Arizona Daily Sun education stories here

An alliance between education and community leaders in the city is aiming to extend collaboration to help Flagstaff attain a world-class education system.

LAUNCH Flagstaff, which stands for Learn, Advocate, Unite, Network, Contribute, Help, announced its official kickoff last year after years of research and meetings designed to determine the educational needs of the city.

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Paul Kulpinski Resigns FUSD Governing Board Seat for Partnership Director of LAUNCH Flagstaff

| October 26, 2016
Paul Kulpinski Resigns FUSD Governing Board Seat for Partnership Director of LAUNCH Flagstaff

Flagstaff Unified School District Governing Board Member, Paul Kulpinski resigned his board seat to become the first Partnership Director of LAUNCH Flagstaff.

Along with his letter of resignation, he also filed a voluntary statement of withdraw as a candidate for re-election in the November 8th General Election.

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LAUNCH Flagstaff strives toward excellence in education. Please see related stories

| September 14, 2016
LAUNCH Flagstaff strives toward excellence in education. Please see related stories

The Flagstaff Commission on Excellence in Education, the United Way of Northern Arizona and the Arizona Community Foundation of Flagstaff have collaborated to create LAUNCH Flagstaff — “World-Class Education for All Flagstaff Children and Youth.”

The innovative and unique partnership, which includes more than 30 organizations, is aimed at improving cradle-to-career educational outcomes.

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United Way has opening for LAUNCH Flagstaff Partnership Director

| September 7, 2016
United Way has opening for LAUNCH Flagstaff Partnership Director

The United Way of Northern Arizona has an immediate opening for a LAUNCH Flagstaff Partnership Director. The position is full time, non-exempt, and eligible for benefits, including medical insurance and paid leave.

LAUNCH Flagstaff offers an exciting opportunity for an experienced and motivated leader to serve as the Partnership Director of an innovative community initiative. This person will work with key local leaders from across many sectors of the greater Flagstaff community to guide work, using Strive Together’s Collective Impact and Theory of Action Models, towards sustainably improving outcomes for all children from cradle-to-career, along the educational continuum.

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