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Save the Date for Tempe Cares Community-wide Day of Service

Tempe Leadership announces Tempe Cares’ signature annual 1-day event for volunteers devoted to beautifying Tempe’s neighborhoods, schools, and other public spaces and facilities that...

Tempe Prep’s Art Club Inspires Students

Tempe Prep is home to many talented young artists. But there is one in particular that stands out. Her name is Emelia Boyle. She...

Growing Perfect Veggies at Tempe Prep is Environmental Club’s Specialty

If you walk behind the Teacher House at Tempe Prep, there are a few things you’ll notice that have always been there: the big...

Women’s March Returns to Phoenix January 21st

We are a women-led movement that seeks to break down systemic oppression through nonviolent action, and we are back in 2018 with a new...

Freeze Your Paws for a Cause

  7th Annual Polar Bear Plunge benefiting Tempe adapted recreation programs returns Saturday, Jan. 13 Community members and thrill-seekers will once again participate in a desert-style, unified...

Gilbert Leadership celebrates 25th Anniversary with Time Capsule

The Gilbert Leadership Board of Directors and alumni gathered mementos and keepsakes from the first 25 classes of the leadership program. Gilbert Leadership began...

The number 1 non-medical senior home care company in AZ

Angela's Home Care Angels LLC is located in Chandler, AZ and in Western, MA.  The owner has been providing services to our seniors for...
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Dove Petals Donations Bring Smiles to Hospice Patients

Hospice of the Valley is known as one of the leading not-for-profit organizations in Arizona. They consistently assist their patients and families by caring...

Grand Canyon University Partners with Kyrene to Recognize STEM Principal of...

Grand Canyon University is proud to recognize Kyrene de la Colina Principal Kelley Brunner for her outstanding demonstration of creativity and vision in implementing...

Girl Up Club Launches at Tempe’s Corona del Sol High School

By Nikki Dull The Girl Up club is a new club at CdS that aims to raise money for UN Foundations that fund projects for...
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Pyle Center’s Needlewielders Group Brings Fellowship, Philanthropy to Tempe Community

Laughter is the first thing you notice when you step into a Needlewielders gathering at Tempe’s Pyle Adult Recreation Center. You feel instantly at...
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Director Contributes to Native Students’ Education

  In a space located at Arizona State University on the Tempe campus in Discovery Hall, you can find the American Indian Initiatives Office....

Tempe Leadership Announces Community Project with TCH

My Local News - Arizona is very happy to share the news of Tempe Leadership Class XXXIII about their recently announced class project in...
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Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office Does Not Work for ICE

  In a special town hall meeting, hosted by Queen Creek on Tuesday evening, Sheriff Paul Penzone made it clear that the Maricopa County...
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Locals Gather to Spread Hope and Help to Puerto Rico

After the recent devastation caused by Hurricane Maria on Puerto Rico, people all over the nation have stepped up to help. Locally, Phoenix businesses...
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Phoenix-Area Little Brothers Are Waiting for Big Brothers

Big Brothers Big Sisters has renewed its call for men in the Metropolitan Phoenix area to be Big Brothers. Fewer men than women volunteer to...
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CONFETTI: A Place of Inclusion for ASU’s LGBTQ Students

Basements are known for being dark and scary, but deep beneath the post office on ASU’s Downtown Campus, there is a ray of light. Every...
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Tempe Resident Writes Her Experiences with Autism

Catherine Abbott has lived with her diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder, sometimes referred to as ASD, her whole life. She feels it is important...
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BBBS Seeking Girls for Mentoring Program

  Andrea was being raised by a single mother who worked two jobs to support her and her siblings. Because Andrea didn’t get to spend...
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Phoenix Nonprofit Helps Trafficking Victims

  One Phoenix-based nonprofit organization is using its recent financial success to increase their client intake and provide more abuse survivors with no-cost legal services....

Annual Marines Toys for Tots Ride from Scottsdale to Black Canyon...

Santa is coming to town this year by motorcycle!  Join us in making the holidays brighter for hundreds of less fortunate children by taking part...
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Gilbert Raising Awareness for Domestic Violence

Without fail, the Town of Gilbert sent out a tweet every Wednesday reminding residents to wear purple to raise awareness about domestic violence. “We’ve worked...
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DownEast Donates Hundreds of Mattresses to Children in Need

As part of an ongoing initiative, DownEast Home & Clothing, a Utah-based retailer, is donating mattresses to hundreds of children in need. In the...
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ASU’s Project Sunshine Chapter Brings Sunshine to the Valley

"Project Sunshine is focused on bringing sunshine to a cloudy day." Brianna Mckissick, a junior at Arizona State University and the president of ASU's...

Highland High Recognized for Most Blood Donations

When it comes to blood donations in Arizona, teens rule, and when it comes to most high school blood donations, Highland High School continues...
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The Gilbert Historical Museum: More Than a Museum

Sheep, cattle, horses, chickens, hay, cotton, ostriches: the town of Gilbert was founded by farmers who seem to have tended to it all. Dubbed...
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2 Veterans Day Events Worth Your Time

Tempe is proud to be the home of 2 long-standing Veterans Day events. The 1st event is the 70th Annual Veterans Day Parade. This year's...
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A New Era for Parenting: Virtual Safety

Trying to keep your child safe in a world of constant hazards and tragedies can be overwhelming. Now, enter a whole new world of...
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Empower Careers-Telecom Technical College

"It gives the guys hope," Owner and Director of Telecom Technical College Kathy Gill said. "That is the part about my job that I...
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Dr. Robert Bohanske of Southwest Behavioral & Health Services Receives ASPPB...

The Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards (ASPPB) has awarded Dr. Robert Bohanske its 2017 Service Award.  Dr. Bohanske is the Chief of...
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MY TURN: We Continue to Serve

In Tempe, we have so many examples of veterans giving back to our community to enrich our quality of life. Joe Spracale is one...
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Paul’s Pay It Forward Car Wash Raises $329,572

The 10th Annual Paul’s Car Wash fundraising event raised a record $329,572 for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arizona. Hosted by CBS5 Chief...
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GLSEN Phoenix Honor Michael Mazzocco and Thom Brodeur

GLSEN Phoenix, the Gay, Lesbian, & Straight Education Network, will be honoring four individuals and groups for their contributions towards making Phoenix-area schools more...

Cancer-Stricken Families Feel the Love at Camp Kesem

A local camp is making a big difference for children with sick parents. Northern Arizona University college students are hard at work, planning for their...
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Leaders to receive ASU Homecoming Awards

ASU Alumni Association honors Sun Devil leaders with 2017 Homecoming Awards Oct. 18, 2017/Tempe, Ariz. – The ASU Alumni Association will honor Sun Devil alumni...
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Micheal Levine and the Warehouse Area

Though some abandoned warehouses sit unprotected, their history crumbling with their walls, the Phoenix Warehouse District draws the attention of the downtown community as...
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Queen Creek Unified Student Donates Blood, Awarded New Car

Congratulations to Queen Creek High School student Cariayn Rutherford! The 17-year-old won a new Volkswagen Passat R-Line in a raffle for selected blood donors...
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Vicinity: Internationally Tempe Event

Join the TCAA team Friday, October 20th at Papago Park! The Vicinity food festival and cookbook event is from 6:30 pm to 10:30 pm at...
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Blessings in a Backpack Donation Brings Smiles to Thew Elementary Kids

On September 28, Thew Elementary’s gymnasium erupted with cheers and smiles as students realized that their early morning assembly was actually a large community...
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Subway Kids & Sports of Arizona Supports Million Dollar Day of...

Girl Scouts–Arizona Cactus-Pine Council (GSACPC) is celebrated the International Day of the Girl on October 11th by bringing the community together in a day-long...
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Ward Traditional Academy Reading Buddies Do More Than Read Together

Five years ago two teachers who happen to be sisters, Ashley and Erica Smeltzer, started the Reading Buddy Program at Ward Traditional Academy. They...

Aluminate the Night with Tempe Leadership!

All of us at Tempe Leadership want to invite you and your friends to join us for our annual fundraising bash at Shalimar Country Club,...
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BBBSAZ Calls Men to Step Up & be Mentors

Boys in Phoenix & West Valley are ready to be matched to Big Brothers; some may wait a year. For the past three years, Jasani...

Volunteers Needed for Mesa Lunchtime Mentoring Program

Big Brothers Big Sisters  is actively recruiting community members who live or work near Emerson Elementary School in Mesa to give two to four...
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Subway Kids & Sports Rides Into Desert View Elementary To Surprise...

Subway Kids & Sports of Arizona, in partnership with Subway Restaurants of Arizona, Dasani Water, Shamrock Farms and The Be Kind People Project,...

Bond-Themed Best Buddies Arizona Gala Comes to Lusso Fine Motorcars

You are cordially invited to attend the 14th Annual Best Buddies Arizona Spirit of Friendship Gala! Join us for a black-tie affair at this...
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Queen Creek Middle School Hosting Veterans Day Banquet, Help Requested

 Queen Creek Middle School (QCMS) is hosting its second annual Veterans Day Banquet (VDB) on Thursday, November 9, and is seeking assistance from the...
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Chandler Firefighters to Receive Behavioral Health Training

Thanks to a $125,000 grant, Chandler firefighters will be better able to assist residents during a behavioral health crisis, according to a news release...

Catching Up with Catherine Anaya on Work, Family and Giving Back

When I first started my career as a news producer at KPNX-TV Channel 12, I started with the worst hours on the worst days...

Phoenix could receive up to $5 million to tackle issue of...

“We share the perspective that our city and region can and should be leading the global conversation about coping with heat, or perhaps even...

Tempe Prep Seniors Receive National Merit Recognition

  Congratulations to Tempe Prep's 10 seniors who have earned prestigious national recognition for their impressive PSAT scores.Over 20% of Tempe Prep’s senior class...

Tempe Leadership Welcomes the Members of Class XXXIII

Tempe Leadership, a program of the Tempe Chamber of Commerce Foundation, is proud to announce the 2017-2018 members of Class XXXIII. The class just completed...

Boy Scout Collects Record Amount of Water for United Food Bank

    When seventeen-year-old Boy Scout Chandler Kleese of Mesa launched his Eagle Scout Project in mid-August to collect water for United Food Bank and the...
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Chandler Teen Leadership Program Honored

A Chandler program that provides teens with real-world work experience and leadership training has won the Outstanding Education Program Award from the Arizona Parks...
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Chandler Teen Leadership Program Honored

A Chandler program that provides teens with real-world work experience and leadership training has won the Outstanding Education Program Award from the Arizona Parks...
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Queen Creek Animal Hospital Helps Fire Dept. Save Pets

Queen Creek’s four-legged friends will be safer with the recent donation of a FIDO BAG from the San Tan Animal Hospital, according to a...
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Queen Creek Animal Hospital Helps Fire Dept. Save Pets

Queen Creek’s four-legged friends will be safer with the recent donation of a FIDO BAG from the San Tan Animal Hospital, according to a...
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VIDEO: Gabriel’s Angels Announces Program Expansion

Gabriel’s Angels, the only non-profit organization in Arizona that delivers healing pet therapy to at-risk children, announces an innovative program expansion - Animals, Books,...

September Support Groups and Events at Duet

Duet: Partners In Health & Aging is a nonprofit, interfaith organization that promotes health and well-being through a broad range of services to homebound...

Big Brothers Big Sisters Needs Mentors at School & Community Center

It’s back to school time and that means that Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arizona (BBBSAZ) will be resuming its lunch time and...

Queen Creek Grounds Superintendent Wins Award

Many Queen Creek residents take pride in the town’s beautiful parks and trails, but significant upkeep goes into maintaining these natural treasures. During the annual...

VIDEO: Longtime Tempe District Staffers Retire After Decades of Combined Service

In this day and age of fast-paced living and instant gratification, you don’t often find people staying in the same job for more than...
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