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Aunt Rita’s Foundation Has 3 Big Upcoming Events

           Aunt Rita’s Foundation, whose mission is to end HIV in all Arizona communities among every demographic at a time...

Homeless Advocate Ash Uss Launches “From the Ground Up” To Help...

Homeless advocate Ash Uss, who experienced first-hand the challenges of not having housing and later became a tremendous resource about homelessness through her years...

Corina Yeh-Hilliard Named Events and Marketing Manager at Alliance of Arizona...

Corina Yeh-Hilliard has been named Events and Marketing Manager at the Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits.            Yeh-Hilliard, who will be based in Tucson, will oversee in-person...

PRESS CONFERENCE: New Child Tax Credit Information and Benefits for our...

Thousands of Arizona families are at risk of losing out on up to $3,600 per child in payments that will start arriving monthly on July...

5 Catholic Charities Executives Named to 2021 Sun Devil 100 Class

Five executives from Catholic Charities Community Services have been named to the Sun Devil 100 Class of 2021. ASU Alumni from Catholic Charities in this...

What Causes Bloating, Weight Gain and How Can We Stop It?

One of the most common complaints seen in my medical practice is stomach bloating. This issue leaves patients feeling uncomfortable, gassy, and just plain “blah.”...

Cancer Support Community Arizona Free Public Art Exhibit

Cancer Support Community Arizona, a Phoenix-based nonprofit that delivers free support services, programming, and resources to cancer patients and their families, is kicking off...

Human Services Campus Launches $25 Million Mike McQuaid Legacy Fund Initiative

PHOENIX, Ariz. (June 8, 2021): Mike McQuaid always believed that “homelessness is a solvable problem.”            Beginning with his days serving meals at the Andre House...

Valley military moms supported by Star Spangled Babies® baby shower

In honor of Military Appreciation Month, 50 new and expecting military moms were treated to a baby shower just for them. Operation Homefront hosted...

June 6 is National Cancer Survivors Day. Managing Long-term Side Effects...

June 6 is National Cancer Survivors DayManaging Long-term Side Effects of Cancer Treatments (May 28, 2021 – Scottsdale, Ariz.) National Cancer Survivors Day, observed annually...

Jimmy Thomason Named Executive Director at Aunt Rita’s Foundation

PHOENIX, Ariz. (May 20, 2021): Jimmy Thomason, who spent 12 years with Bank of America, most recently as Vice President of Global Human Resources,...

Tempe Prep Herstory Club Leadership Propels Senior to ’18 Under 18′...

By Hayden Sampson It is often said that children are “to be seen and not heard.” Tempe Prep Senior Clara Moffitt is proving them wrong,...
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Tempe Prep Students Inducted into National Honor Society

By Taylor Conley After a difficult year of volunteer opportunity cancellations and uncertainty with college decisions, Tempe Prep seniors pulled through and had the honor...
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Tempe Prep Senior Wins Hispanic Heritage Scholarship

By Zoe Lenz Do you want to be an entrepreneur? For Tempe Prep Senior Brooke Kirk, the answer is, Yes! Brooke received the Bronze Medal...
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Tempe Prep Robotics Adapts to Online Competition

By Cameron Hill Many people see Robotics as just coding and robots, but that is not the case. Robotics is really about the journey throughout...
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Local Mom Writes Affirmation Book for Children

Local marketing professional and mother of two Erin Stremcha is getting ready to release her first book, “Power Up” later this month. The affirmation...
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Jewish Family and Children’s Service Hosts Annual Backpack Drive

Jewish Family & Children’s Service (JFCS), an organization known for strengthening the community by providing behavioral health, healthcare, and social services to all ages,...
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Massage Envy Commits to Diversity, Collaborates with Nationally Recognized Communication Consulting...

Bailey Strategic Innovation Group, one of the nation’s fastest-growing communication consulting firms helping break down the barriers of human communication in the brain, has...
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Southwest Behavioral & Health Services Receives Lovitt and Touché Inversion Award

Southwest Behavioral & Health Services (SB&H), an innovative leader in behavioral health, today announced that the organization received a 2020 Lovitt & Touché (L&T)...
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Tempe Prep Knights Baseball on Winning Streak

By Hayden Sampson There are few things better than the feeling of winning, and it does not always stick around. However, the Tempe Prep boys...
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Tempe Prep Seniors Say Preparation is Key to College Decisions

By Hannah Chadwick Where do you want to be for the next four years of your life? Seems like a pretty scary question, and while...
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Updated on John S. McCain III Elementary School

Since its groundbreaking in November 2020, all eyes have been on the construction of John S. McCain III Elementary School, which is located near...
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Recycle your Child’s Old or Damaged Car Seat at a Valley...

Has your child outgrown their seat? Is it expired? Has it been in an accident?Don’t throw it out – RECYCLE IT!NARPRO (Network of Auto...
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Tempe Prep Student Achieves Perfect PSAT Score

 By Theresa O’Connor I know achieving a perfect score on a standardized test is not easy. When it comes down to preparing and taking the...
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Tempe Prep Singers Make Competitive All Region Choir

By Annie Goodykoontz Covid-19 didn’t prevent the All-Regional Choir Festival from happening this year, but it certainly made it different.It was held completely online. It...
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UNMET Jobs Launches across Arizona for Employers and Job Seekers; Month-Long...

UNMET Jobs, in partnership with the Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA), is hosting a virtual, month-long hiring event for both employers and jobseekers across the...
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Tooth Fairy Giving Reaches an All-time High

Got a fiver for that tooth? According to a new survey from Delta Dental of Arizona, the Tooth Fairy does! Findings from Delta Dental’s...
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Tempe Prep Students Continue Volunteer Service

Tempe Prep Students Embrace Community Service  By Maya Kostov Whether sending letters to veterans, sorting medical supplies at Project C.U.R.E., cleaning or gardening on the...
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Tempe Prep Senior Named Academic All American for Speech and Debate

By Theresa O’Connor Imagine stepping up onto the Congressional Debate platform. You are about to give your speech and your heart is pounding to the...
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Tempe Prep Soccer Adding Wins with Strong Leadership

By Hayden Sampson When people work their whole lives for something, are willing to miss parties for it, and spend every breathing second thinking about...
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Daniel Erwin Named Camp Director for Camp Colley

(PHOENIX – Feb. 10, 2021) Daniel Erwin has been named camp director for Camp Colley, a wilderness experience and environmental education program for underprivileged...
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Delta Dental of Arizona President and CEO Allan Allford Announces Retirement

Allan Allford, president and CEO of Delta Dental of Arizona, plans to retire by December 31, 2021, after more than 11 years leading the...
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Three AAED Members Named Top 50 Economic Developers in Nation

(PHOENIX – Feb. 12, 2021) – The Arizona Association for Economic Development (AAED) has announced three of its members have been named to the...
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Aqua-Tots Swim Schools Gives $250,000 in Swim Lessons to Deserving Families...

Aqua-Tots Swim Schools, the world’s largest swim school franchise, is celebrating the donation of over 10,000 swim lessons, a value of $250,000, to families...
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Arizona Association for Economic Development’s Legislative Priorities for 2021

The Arizona Association for Economic Development (AAED) has developed its policy priorities for the 2021 legislative session. AAED is committed to supporting policies that...
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Phoenix Startup YellowBird Awarded $25,000 EmergeAZ Fast Grant

YellowBird, an on-demand two-sided marketplace that matches vetted Environmental, Health, and Safety (EHS) professionals with businesses nationwide, is proud to announce it has been...
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Tempe Prep Senior Receives U.S. Congressional Award Gold Medal

By Amanda MaurerPicture this: You earn a shiny gold medal that represents the highest award offered by the United States Congress for young Americans....
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Tim Lewis Joins JRS Wealth Management/Wilde Wealth Management Group as an...

(TUCSON, Ariz. – February 1, 2021) – Wilde Wealth Management Group, an award-winning independent financial firm with offices in Scottsdale, Tempe, Glendale, Payson, Tucson...
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Camp Colley Now Enrolling for Summer 2021

(PHOENIX – Feb. 1, 2021) – Camp Colley is now open for summer 2021 enrollment. Parents with children between the ages of 8-14 as...
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Phoenix Holocaust Association Launches Creative Arts Contest; Students Statewide Encouraged to...

(PHOENIX—Jan. 28, 2021) -- Arizona’s 7th-12th graders are encouraged to submit original creative work to Phoenix Holocaust Association’s (PHA) Writing and Arts Contest. Contest categories include writing,...
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Delta Dental of Arizona and Children’s Museum of Phoenix Partner to...

 For the 13th year in a row, Delta Dental of Arizona and the Children's Museum of Phoenix are partnering in February – National Children's...
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Delta Dental of Arizona Partners with Neighborhood Outreach Access to Health,...

Delta Dental of Arizona has partnered with Neighborhood Outreach Access to Health (NOAH) and HonorHealth Foundation to fund expert emergency dental treatment at NOAH...
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Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino HERO Committee Packs 13,824 Meals for Feed My...

 The Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino HERO committee—an employee-based volunteer program that enables employees and their families to make noteworthy and visible contributions to the community—arranged...
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AzNMA Announces 2021 Board of Directors

The Arizona Naturopathic Medical Association (AzNMA) is excited to announce the election of its new board members for 2021. These leaders will continue the association’s mission to promote naturopathic medicine and...
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Local Interior Designers Connect with Homeowners to Upgrade Personal Spaces

Updating and redesigning your home can bring incredible results but getting to the end of the project or remodel can be challenging. Working with...
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Tempe Prep Adds Strength and Conditioning Program for Athletes

By Spencer Bodow Tempe Preparatory Academy’s new Athletic Director, Mr. Doug Seagrave, is one of the most unique athletic directors Tempe Prep has had. In...
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Tempe Prep Music Teacher’s 30-Year Career with Phoenix Symphony

By Hannah Frazier Many Tempe Preparatory Academy students know that their music teacher and Sinfonia director, Mrs. Wilkison, was in the Phoenix Symphony, but not...
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Tempe Prep Senior Athletes Pursuing College Sports

By Hannah Chadwick“Don't just dream, reach. If all you do is dream, you will achieve nothing. If you want to succeed, give yourself a...
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Tempe Prep Alum Makes Impact at Princeton

By Clara MoffittSome people go to Hawaii for the beaches. Others go for the hiking trails. Some people go to Hawaii to solve human...
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ACCEL Recipient of an Anonymous Donation of $50,000 in New Physical...

ACCEL, a nonprofit that serves children and adults who have developmental disabilities, including autism spectrum disorder, cognitive disabilities and behavioral disorders, recently received a...
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Phoenix Nonprofit Serves LGBTQ Youth Across Arizona

  One n Ten, a Phoenix nonprofit serving LGBTQ youth ages 11 to 24, knows the challenges and struggles that LGBTQ youth face...
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The KNOW Women Launches Non-Profit to Empower and Educate Female Leaders...

Leading women’s networking group The KNOW Women has announced its newest initiative called KNOW Cares, a non-profit focused on empowering, educating and raising funds...
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Arizona REALTORS® Supports the National Association of REALTORS® Action to Curb...

The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) Board of Directors has voted to approve a series of recommendations from NAR’S Professional Standards Committee that extends...
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Phoenix Non-Profits Continue Work during COVID-19

Local nonprofits have changed their daily operations to better serve Phoenix’s homeless population during the COVID-19 pandemic, but they need the community’s help to...
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Veteran Receives Bath Remodel

 According to the U.S. Census Bureau, more than 5.5 million U.S. veterans are living with a disability; many facing everyday challenges such as taking...
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Phoenix Holocaust Association Once Again Provides Gift Cards for Caregivers; Success...

In June, the Phoenix Holocaust Association (PHA) raised funds in order to provide gift cards to show its thanks and support to our community’s...
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Young Boy Living Life to the Fullest Through UCP

United Cerebral Palsy of Central Arizona Connects with Young Family to Make Full Use of Resources in Their Journey with the Disability   PHOENIX –...
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Fulton Homes Captures Trifecta of EPA Accolades

TEMPE, Ariz. – Fulton Homes, Arizona's largest family-owned and -operated homebuilder, has been recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as the recipient...
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Rack Law Group, PLLC Donates $30,000 to ACCEL; Funds Will Be...

(PHOENIX – Oct. 23, 2020) – The Rack Law Group, a Scottsdale-based personal injury firm, has chosen ACCEL, a nonprofit that serves children and...
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Restoring Christopher Creek

The Arizona Council of Trout Unlimited received a grant of $2,500 through the Trout Unlimited national Embrace A Stream grant program #embraceastream. Volunteers from...
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Torrie Taj announced as 2020 Athena Award finalist

The Greater Phoenix Chamber announced the 11 women chosen as finalists for its prestigious ATHENA Awards, continuing its strong tradition of recognizing outstanding Valley...
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Southwest Behavioral & Health Services Receives Grant from The Substance Abuse...

SAMHSA Grant Will Support a Comprehensive Opioid Recovery Center with an Integrated Systems Approach for Mohave County Residents (PHOENIX – Sept. 30, 2020) – Southwest...

Get Fresh Fall Produce, Help a Good Cause.

(Sept. 28, 2020) Project Roots AZ, a Phoenix-based non-profit organization started by WNBA Champion Bridget Pettis is expanding its outreach by selling produce at four...
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Fulton Homes Named EPA Indoor airPLUS Leader for 6th Straight Year

Tempe-based homebuilder continues to lead the industry in home indoor air qualityTEMPE, Ariz. – For the sixth consecutive year, Fulton Homes has been recognized...
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Newly Launched Digital Platform for Optometrists Allows Patients to Safely Interact...

In an effort to make eyecare safer and easier for both optometrists and their patients, a digital platform called Opti-Xpres has launched nationwide to...
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Jaclyn Pederson Appointed New Chief Executive Officer of Feeding Matters

The Board of Directors of Feeding Matters, a national advocacy organization for Pediatric Feeding Disorder (PFD), is pleased to announce the appointment of Jaclyn...
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Connie Health Launches Medicare Services Throughout Arizona

(PHOENIX – September 10, 2020) – Connie Health, a personal Medicare advisory service combining Medicare expertise and local advisors with data-driven insights, to help individuals...
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Trainer Loses 130 Pounds, Pivots to Online Coaching to Help Obese...

 (Scottsdale, Ariz. – Sept 11, 2020) Matt Hoodie has lost 130 pounds and kept it off for more than a decade. Since that time,...
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WashClub Phoenix to Celebrate Teachers with Giveaway

On-demand, mobile laundry service wants to help a hard-working Arizona teacher this September with one less thing to worry about PHOENIX – Adapting to a...
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Chris Smith Investments Transitions to Wilde Wealth Management Group; Michael W....

(Payson, Ariz. – September 8, 2020) – Chris Smith Investments, located at 112 West Main Street in Payson, has formally merged with Wilde Wealth...
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Rio Salado College Welcomes Michelle Gates as New Vice President

Rio Salado College is pleased to announce that Michelle Gates is the new vice president of administrative services.Gates brings to Rio Salado a deep...
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Tempe Prep Breaks Ground on New Fine Arts and Sciences Building

This week marked a significant milestone in the history of Tempe Preparatory Academy as it held a groundbreaking ceremony initiating construction of a 20,000...

Fulton Homes Pays Homeowner’s Electricity Bill

The “Be An Energy Star” program features energy saving tips, monthly opportunity to win $500 toward electricity billsTEMPE, Ariz. – Fulton Homes has been...

Local Foundation Continues to Fund Nonprofits During COVID-19

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                       CONTACT:                                                                                                                        Beth McRae                                                                                                                        The McRae [email protected] Local Foundation Continues to Fund Nonprofits During COVID-19 David R. Sellers Foundation Launches Website, Announces...

Help Save Crossroads Preschool!

Help Save Crossroads! 💜We are humbly reaching out to our community for support during these unprecedented times. Due to COVID-19, our school was forced...

UCP of Central Arizona’s Annual Gala Goes Digital

UCP Strong takes signature event online to support UCP family from the safety, comfort of home PHOENIX – United Cerebral Palsy of Central Arizona’s first...

Southwest Behavioral & Health Services Names Bob Sanowski Vice President of...

(PHOENIX – Aug. 10, 2020) Bob Sanowski has been named vice president of information technology at Southwest Behavioral & Health Services (SB&H), an innovative...

Michelle Capriotti Named Sun Lakes Rotary Sandy Lundberg Educator of the...

Michelle Capriotti, a special education teacher at Camille Casteel High School, has been named the Sun Lakes Rotary Sandy Lundberg Educator of the Year.            The...

Human Services Campus Neighborhood Clean Up at 1 Year: 90 Sessions,...

A pilot program of twice-weekly clean ups in the neighborhood surrounding the Human Services Campus (HSC) in response to concerns by community members produced...

For Individuals with Disabilities, Prolonged Isolation Can Lead to Mental Health...

Individuals with functional needs because of disability are coping with the loss of social and therapy systems due to the pandemicPHOENIX – Anna Del...
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