Tag: rural communities

Connections Spotlight — Expect More Arizona / Association for Supportive Child Care — When you vote, consider our most vulnerable and disconnected youth

| October 27, 2020
Connections Spotlight — Expect More Arizona / Association for Supportive Child Care — When you vote, consider our most vulnerable and disconnected youth

It’s hard for some Arizonans to imagine. But there are communities all over the state where families can’t get internet, or even reliable phone service. Most of us can’t picture going through life without that, but for many, it’s a daily reality. Driving to the top of a hill to get cell service; hour-long bus rides to get to school; roads that are virtually unpassable in the winter. And for those on tribal communities the challenges might be even more basic – many households lack running water or electricity, or both.

As you cast your ballot this year, keep them in mind. These are some of our most vulnerable populations and they need the support and resources that both government and nonprofit groups provide.

Whatever your concerns are, they can be reflected in your vote. For rural communities in Arizona, there are resources and support, but at times, the resources available aren’t always reflective of the community’s immediate needs. During the pandemic, as teachers often do, many teachers continue to use their personal devices and other self-purchased tools to make it through this year.

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**Approaching deadline** Community planning assistance opportunities for rural communities

| October 31, 2016
**Approaching deadline** Community planning assistance opportunities for rural communities

The EPA recently announced three opportunities specifically designed for planning assistance in rural communities.

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Grants for Quality Teachers

| May 1, 2015
Grants for Quality Teachers

AZEDNEWS: GRANT HELPS ASU PLACE MORE QUALITY TEACHERS IN RURAL COMMUNITIES A new initiative will give community-college students in rural areas access to ASU’s high-quality teacher-preparation programs without leaving their home communities. Read more

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Secure Rural Schools Program – What’s Next?

| December 29, 2014
Secure Rural Schools Program – What’s Next?

  Spending Bill Ends Rural School Fund By Tim Marema Since 2000 the federal government has helped counties that relied on the timber industry to make up some of their local education funding. But that program received no money in the end-of-year spending package Congress just approved. The trillion dollar spending package that Congress passed […]

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CCC&Y Hires Parent and Community Outreach Coordinator

| December 29, 2014
CCC&Y Hires Parent and Community Outreach Coordinator

It is with great pleasure that CCC&Y announces the new Parent and Community Outreach Coordinator who will be fulfilling the objectives of a partnership with the Coconino County Superintendent’s Office.  Mr. Frank Moraga will be joining the CCC&Y team December 29th engaging and informing key stakeholders about critical issues impacting our students, our local schools, […]

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CCC&Y Hires Parent and Community Outreach Coordinator

| December 22, 2014
CCC&Y Hires Parent and Community Outreach Coordinator

It is with great pleasure that CCC&Y announces the new Parent and Community Outreach Coordinator who will be fulfilling the objectives of a partnership with the Coconino County Superintendent’s Office.  Mr. Frank Moraga will be joining the CCC&Y team December 29th engaging and informing key stakeholders about critical issues impacting our students, our local schools, […]

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Secure Rural Schools Program – What’s Next?

| December 18, 2014
Secure Rural Schools Program – What’s Next?

Spending Bill Ends Rural School Fund By Tim Marema Since 2000 the federal government has helped counties that relied on the timber industry to make up some of their local education funding. But that program received no money in the end-of-year spending package Congress just approved. The trillion dollar spending package that Congress passed Saturday […]

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Healthy Food Retail Strategies Webinar Series

| September 17, 2014
Healthy Food Retail Strategies Webinar Series

Join ChangeLab Solutions for three webinars this fall on strategies for creating healthier stores in one’s community. Look at tools to increase food access in rural areas and increase distribution of healthy foods to small stores, as well as best practices for making sustainable change through policy making.  There will also be  experts interviewed on […]

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