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Gilbert Leadership Celebrates Graduation of Class XXVI, Now Accepting Applications

Gilbert Leadership celebrated the graduation of Class XXVI on Friday, June 8th at a formal ceremony recognizing 24 students in this year's class, all...

Nominations Closing Soon for 2018 Don Carlos Humanitarian Awards

    Do you know someone who has been providing great service in Tempe through their humanitarian work, volunteering or philanthropic support?  Just four days left to nominate for 2018...

David Williams prepares for Special Olympics World Games

Around three years ago, David Williams decided to give basketball a try. Previously he had tried other sports and competed in Special Olympic events...

Scholarship Open for Female Entrepreneurs Looking for a Hand-Up

StarshineAZ is currently accepting applications for its inaugural female entrepreneur scholarship program, Reach for the STARs. The ideal candidate is a female entrepreneur who...

Tempe Elementary Serves Free Meals to Children All Summer Long!

Tempe Elementary School District will be serving free meals to children 18 years and younger all summer long! Children do not need to...

VALLEYLIFE’s 2018 Legacy of Love Gala

Join VALLEYLIFE in celebrating 71 years of providing services to individuals with disabilities is the Phoenix metro area at VALLEYLIFE’s annual Legacy of Love...

Help Us Save Corona Del Sol High School Grad Night!

Parents received an email eight days prior to the PTO Sponsored Corona Del Sol High School Graduation Night for seniors, letting parents know that the...

Queen Creek Science Teacher Wins CenturyLink Grant

A seventh-grade science teacher at Queen Creek Middle School in the Queen Creek Unified School District has been selected to receive a grant from CenturyLink...

Tempe Elementary Serves More Than 3,000 Lunches During Recent Walk-Out through...

  Sometimes one creative idea can begin an impact that further exceeds one’s expectations. Noticing a need to ensure food was served to children while...

Calling All Charities for Unique Fundraising Opportunity

  Outlets at Anthem invites local nonprofits to apply now for the 2018 Shopping Extravaganza retail philanthropy event. Nonprofit organizations in the greater Phoenix area...

Nominations Open for Don Carlos Humanitarian Awards

Tempe, Arizona (May 16, 2018) – Tempe Community Council (TCC) is now accepting nominations for the 2018 Don Carlos Humanitarian of the Year, volunteer...

SPOT127 KJZZ’s Teen Summer Boot Camp Program

KJZZ’s SPOT127 Teen Summer Boot Camp Teaches Digital Storytelling Skills   SPOT 127's summer boot camps offer high school students in the metro Phoenix area...

Swingin’ Safari Mini Golf Grand Opening

Announcing the Grand Opening of Swingin’ Safari Mini Golf. Festivities will begin at 10 am Saturday May 19th. There will be a ribbon-cutting ceremony...

Tempe Prep Senior Named Miss Phoenix Chinese

Beauty exists all around us, but it’s those who see the beauty in their dreams that can truly conquer the future. This is very...

Gather and Grow Pathway to Urban Gardening Grand Opening

Join Gather & Grow at The Farm and Valley Leadership Class 39, Group 7 for a ribbon cutting, live music, and tour of South...

Why Do People Struggle Financially? Take a look and Find...

Have you ever wondered why people struggle financially?  There are so many opinions and ideas around this topic.  Many blame the government, society and...

Arizona ‘Dreamers’ can no longer receive in-state tuition

Young immigrants under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, who are attending or wish to attend a college and/or a university in their...
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VIDEO – It Won’t Happen to Me

  That is the premise as to why many people are hesitant in purchasing insurance or planning for major catastrophes. Yet we...

Safe Haven Aims to Lower Suicide Rate in the LGBTQ+ Community

Everyone who knows me knows I have a very colorful family filled with members of the lesbian, gay and bisexual community and allies. I...

Redemption at the Village: A 6,000 Mile Journey Home

The 6,000-plus-mile journey from Japan to the United States was paved with hardship for a young girl named Keiko. Her long journey would eventually...

GLSEN Phoenix partners with Give OUT Day, the only National LGBTQ...

GLSEN Phoenix, the Gay, Lesbian, & Straight Education Network, will participate in Give OUT Day, the only national day of giving for the LGBTQ...

Viewpoints: My Boston Marathon Experience

Anytime a tragic event happens, you remember where you were when you heard the news. That’s how it was for me and the Boston...

Home and Car Giveaway for Wounded Warrior Project

Wickenburg Ranch, an active lifestyle community featuring a Trilogy® Resort Community in historic Wickenburg, Arizona, presents Wickenburg Ranch’s Great Hole-in-One Challenge presented by Infiniti...

Tempe Prep Robotics team sets sights on winning it all

Unlike sports teams that have games or tournaments every week, Tempe Prep’s robotics team only has two crowning events: the AZ FIRST Championship and...

Kimber Lanning to Grow Community Development Work Through Local First Arizona...

When Kimber Lanning first began organizing Arizona’s locally-owned businesses in 2003, she was focused on combating unfair policies that benefited large corporations by providing...

10th Annual “Keep Our Planet Neat, Recycle Your Car Seat” event

10th Annual “Keep Our Planet Neat, Recycle Your Car Seat” event  is collecting expired, old, and damaged car seats for recycling April 2, 2018, Phoenix—Car seats don’t work forever, and their parts can be...

UMOM Participates in Arizona Gives Day with an Anonymous Donor Matching...

UMOM New Day Centers, Arizona’s innovative leader in shelter, services and affordable housing for people experiencing homelessness, is enthusiastically gearing up for the fifth...

“Books and Braids” Salon at Hudson Elementary Makes Little Girls Feel...

Every Wednesday morning before the first bell rings at Hudson Elementary, the corner of Sarah Shipe’s first-grade classroom is transformed into “Books and Braids”...
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VIDEO: Valley Leadership Seeking Applicants for 2018-2019 Programs

Valley Leadership, Arizona’s premier leadership organization, is now accepting applications for its flagship Valley Leadership Institute (VLI) Class 40 and Valley Leadership Accelerate (VLA)...

Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, March 31st at Kiwanis Park

Produced by the Kiwanis Club of Tempe and the Tempe High School Key Club, the 10th Annual Tempe Community Easter Egg Hunt will be...

Tempe Leadership to Host Recruitment Reception for Class XXXIV

Please join the Tempe Leadership Board of Directors, potential applicants, enthusiasts, and alumni on April 10th at 5:30pm for the annual Tempe Leadership Recruitment Reception. The...

Tempe Chamber Seeks Nominees for 2018 Business Excellence Awards

Do you have a Chamber business that is outstanding? Nominate yourself or another member business for the 2018 Business Excellence Awards! Winners will be...

Opinion: Tempe Councilman Granville’s Top 3

Tempe Councilman Granville's Top 3 (1) Conversations w/Kolby Councilman Granville will host another series of "conversations".  These informal conversations are an opportunity to talk one-on-one with Granville...

Queen Creek Unified Honored for Adult Education Program

The Arizona Association for Lifelong Learning  (AALL), the state’s adult literacy association, is pleased to announce that Queen Creek Unified School District(QCUSD) and one of its Adult...

Cornhole and Cabbage Fundraiser Benefits TCH, Tempe Leadership Class 33

Kick off your St. Patty's Day festivities with a cornhole tournament benefiting Tempe Leadership's current class project for The Centers for Habilitation (TCH).  Enjoy two...

STEAM City returns at “Luke Days” with Kadima.Ventures

Calling all entrepreneurs, innovators, the next “big idea” project generators and families all over the Valley! Chandler-based tech company, Kadima.Ventures is recreating their STEAM...

Queen Creek Unified School District Connects with the Community

On March 1, more than 90 people attended the 2nd Queen Creek Unified School District (QCUSD) CAFÉ, a community and family engagement event. The...

$600,000 Donation Presented to Scottsdale Artists’ School

Many local Arizonans are not aware that we have one of the top fine art schools in the U.S. in our own back yard. Even...

Woman of the Year Margaret Stephens-Reed

VALLEYLIFE’s Director of Fund Development, Margaret Stephens-Reed, was recognized as the 2017 Woman of the Year by East Valley Women on Tuesday, February 20th....

Coachella Band with Local Technology Tie to Perform at Phoenix’s Crescent...

  Coachella Band with Local Technology Tie to Perform at Phoenix's Crescent Ballroom   Magic Giant, the LA-based trio recently featured in “Top Ten Awesome Bands...

Coachella Band with Local Technology Tie to Perform at Tucson’s Hotel...

  Coachella Band with Local Technology Tie to Perform at Tucson's Hotel Congress   Magic Giant, the LA-based trio recently featured in “Top Ten Awesome Bands...

Candle Making to Benefit TCH + Tempe Leadership Class 33

Join us for an evening of candlemaking, snacks and drinks, and benefitting a good cause! All profits from ticket sales will go toward Tempe Leadership...

Spring Training Charity Game on Feb. 28 withe Tempe Diablos supports...

Enjoy a ball game while giving back to the Tempe community at Diablo Days on Wednesday, Feb. 28 at Tempe Diablo Stadium. The Los...

Corona Students Donate Over 1,000 Books to Mountain Park Health Center

Student Council leaders from Corona del Sol High School in Tempe recently donated over 1,000 children's books to Mountain Park Health Center to benefit their Reach...
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Diaper Bank of Central Arizona Helps Struggling Families

Why does Arizona need a diaper bank? Struggling families need diapers. Diapers are expensive and the ongoing need lasts until the infant is potty-trained.  There are...

Opinion: Tempe’s Renewable Energy Future

In a few days, my city will have an opportunity to make history and set us on a path toward a more resilient future....

Tempe teens discuss social challenges at Town Hall on Feb. 15

More than 100 youth and community leaders will exchange ideas and propose solutions for social challenges facing young people at Tempe’s 38th Annual Youth...

Tempe History Museum Commemorates Black History Month with Music, Authors and...

The Tempe History Museum is honored to present a series of musical performances and thoughtful discussions to commemorate Black History Month. Celebrate the African...

Mission of Mercy Arizona Names Paula Carvalho Executive Director

The Board of Directors of Mission of Mercy is pleased to announce Paula Carvalho has been named Executive Director for Mission of Mercy Arizona,...

Area Boy Scouts Collecting Doorstep Food Donations February 3

Help those who are hungry in our region by setting non-perishable food donations outside your door this Saturday morning, February 3 before 8:00 a.m. That...

VALLEYLIFE Member Appreciation Lunch

On Tuesday, January 23rd North Phoenix Kiwanis hosted a VALLEYLIFE Member Appreciation Lunch in the Production Center on VALLEYLIFE’s main campus. Guests were treated...

Volunteers Support Tucson VA Hospital Chaplains

By Victor Herrera On Sundays, the volunteers arrive early at the Tucson VA. They are busy preparing for the first religious service of the day....

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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