Tag: United Way of Northern Arizona

United Way of Northern Arizona update for May 31 — Please help – KinderCamp Supply Drive

| June 3, 2019
United Way of Northern Arizona update for May 31 — Please help – KinderCamp Supply Drive

KinderCamp™ – the one-month “boot camp” that ensures that every child is academically, emotionally and socially ready for kindergarten – begins this week in Flagstaff.

These classrooms of eager young learners at Thomas, Kinsey and Killip elementary schools need your help with supplies ranging from cleaners to Kleenex to kinetic sand.

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United Way of Northern Arizona update for May 3 — Getting Ready for KinderCamp 2019

| May 6, 2019
United Way of Northern Arizona update for May 3 — Getting Ready for KinderCamp 2019

… For 15 years, UWNA and its community partners have offered KinderCamp™ as a way of leveling the playing field for those who have not had the opportunity to attend preschool

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United Way of Northern Arizona update for Feb. 8 — VITA Dates Announced

| February 11, 2019
United Way of Northern Arizona update for Feb. 8 — VITA Dates Announced

United Way of Northern Arizona is again offering the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program in several communities to provide FREE help with filing 2018 income tax returns.

IRS-certified volunteers will be helping complete tax returns for  low-to-moderate income households, persons with disabilities and taxpayers with limited English speaking abilities. 

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Mountain Campus Holiday Arts & Crafts Show

| November 11, 2018
Mountain Campus Holiday Arts & Crafts Show

Juried Craft Fair in its 18th year on the campus of NAU! Benefiting United Way of Northern Arizona. The Mountain Campus Holiday Arts and Crafts Fair is a great way to raise money for United Way of Northern Arizona while having fun and finding unique holiday gifts! Juried show (All quality handmade arts and crafts) Free ample parking, Live holiday music, Santa for the kids (Saturday) fun raffle! Helping those in need in Northern Arizona.

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Navajo language and culture to be explored in Sesame Street based show. See more education news here

| September 12, 2018
Navajo language and culture to be explored in Sesame Street based show. See more education news here

here are now over 20 versions of Sesame Street around the world, with puppets that teach children native languages such as “Takalani Sesame” in South Africa, “Ulica Sezamkowa” in Poland and “Iftah Ya Simsin” in Kuwait.

Dr. Shawna Begay and Charmaine Jackson of Naalkid Productions hope that The Navajo Movie Time (Diné Bí Ná’álkid Time) will be the Navajo equivalent to the famed PBS show that has been educating toddlers for years.

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UWNA Celebrates 50 Years with Special KinderCamp™ Drive

| July 5, 2017
UWNA Celebrates 50 Years with Special KinderCamp™ Drive

United Way of Northern Arizona is celebrating its 50th Anniversary with a special drive for the KinderCamp™ initiative!

The “50 for 50 Drive,” which is separate from the general campaign starting in September, hopes to raise $50,000 for the KinderCamp program in honor of the United Way’s golden anniversary.

“What better way to mark 50 years than to spotlight a program that has lifelong consequences for our local children?” asked Coconino County Supervisor Liz Archuleta, who is chairing the special campaign. 

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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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KinderCamp Starts 12th Year

| June 13, 2016
KinderCamp Starts 12th Year

This week marks the 12th summer since the United Way of Northern Arizona brought KinderCamp™ – the innovative school readiness program – to cities throughout the region…

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Sign Language Fun in the Classroom – November 18th

| September 14, 2015
Sign Language Fun in the Classroom – November 18th

The Association for Supportive Child Care presents Sign Language Fun in the Classroom. Enrich language and literacy skills for children through sign language. Practice basic signs for communication, finger plays and songs.

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