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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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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,...

50 Years of Special Olympics

50 Years of Special Olympics Phoenix, Arizona (November 9, 2018) - As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of Special Olympics, VALLEYLIFE Employment Specialist, James Tucker...

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...

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...

StarshineAZ Celebrates World Entrepreneurs’ Day with Book Signing Event

StarshineAZ, a West Valley collaborative community for small business-owners is hosting a special event to commemorate World Entrepreneurs’ Day, Aug. 21, and the launch...

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...

11th Annual Ryan House Community Breakfast Celebrating the Life and Legacy...

More than 1,000 guests are expected to attend Ryan House’s 11thAnnual Community Breakfast from 7 – 9 a.m. on Friday, March 29 at 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...

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...

Tempe awards local teachers, aspiring artists with grant funding for arts...

The arts make Tempe a better city. They create a sense of place and help attract visitors. They capture the city’s eclectic identity. Studies...
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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...

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...

Video – Some Soul in the Sonoran

Soul kitchens are something of a rarity in Arizona, and they are often lumped in with comfort food, BBQ, and fried chicken establishments. Soul...

West Side Story Comes to Phoenix Theatre

Phoenix Theatre, the largest professional regional theatre company in the Valley, is kicking off its 99th season with the classic musical, West Side Story...

DEBORAH G. CARSTENS, VALLEY PHILANTHROPIST AND CHILD ADVOCATE SERVES AS HONORARY...

The Children’s Museum of Phoenix announces the appointment of Deborah G. Carstens as Honorary Grandparent Chair of their 2019 Gala …And the Beat Goes On. The...

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...

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...

Arizona State Fair Celebrates Friends 55+ Day Presented by Humana on...

Fair goers 55 and older can enjoy complimentary admission to the Arizona State Fair on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018, thanks to Humana, a leading...

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...

500 children receive free dental care at A.T. Still University’s Give...

On Friday, Feb. 22, A.T. Still University's Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health (ATSU-ASDOH) and the Arizona Dental Foundation hosted the annual event,...

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...

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...

Vote for your Favorite Kid-Inspired Healthy Dish Today

 Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona asked local kids to create their best recipes for a healthy and tasty side dish and boy did...

Tempe Prep Alum Shares Entrepreneurial Experiences in Africa

By Anna MelisPicture this: You are doing your homework and all seems hopeless, then all of a sudden it doesn't seem quite as bleak....

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...

Adventure Awaits at the BIG Night Out with Big Brothers Big...

 Arizonans will sport their best black and white cocktail wear or business attire to raise funds and show support for the Big Brothers Big...

Registration for Statewide Walk On! Challenge Open Now

 Arizona teachers are invited to register for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona’s Walk On! Challenge and a chance to earn one of five...
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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...

Tempe Prep Leads Valley Schools in National Merit Scholars

The most elite high school recognition. The most incredible accomplishment. The opportunity to top all opportunities. This is the National Merit recognition.National Merit recognition...
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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...

“Saluting Stories of Service” Celebration

Beginning at 6:00 pm with a sunset cocktail reception on the stunning Sierra Loggia Patio, the Saluting Stories of Service Celebration Dinner will whisk...

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...

Sourcely Appoints Jeff Mandell as Board Advisor

Sourcely Holdings, Inc., a leader in aftermarket mobile device parts and services, today announced that telecom and consumer electronics industry veteran, Jeff Mandell has...

Locally-owned MedSpa Celebrates 15 Years

Derma Health Skin & Laser, locally-owned and operated since 2004, celebrates 15 year of service in the Valley. More than 50,000 patients have received...

Golf for a Great Cause

VALLEYLIFE is seeking golfers and sponsors for their 28th annual Golf Tournament on Friday, March 1st. This year, the tournament will be held at...

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....

Catholic Charities Collecting Toys, Clothes for Emergency Santa Program

Catholic Charities, through its CARE Partnership, Care Campus, is collecting new toys for children up to 17 years of age for parentsin Mesa to...

2019 Golf Tournament for VALLEYLIFE

VALLEYLIFE’s 28th Annual Golf Tournament was held on Friday, March 1st at the Papago Golf Course in Phoenix. Participants enjoyed taking in the beautiful...

Dr Alan Longfellow Retires After 45 Years

TEMPE, AZ (September 5, 2018) – Dr. Alan Longfellow always knew he wanted to be a dentist and decided at about age nine that...
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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...

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...

Phoenix is Emerging Market for Female Business Owners

 Female Entrepreneurs in Phoenix Get an Opportunity for Radical New Business Funding Option Starshine Communities is hosting a revolutionary new way for female business owners...

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...

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...
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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...

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...

Mentoring Matters: TD3 Purchasing Department Mentors Students in Math, Career Explorations

The Tempe Elementary School District Purchasing Department is taking on an extra task some may consider daunting – bringing math to life for students.For...
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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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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...

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...

Arizona VFWs Partner with Humana and St. Mary’s Food Bank to...

The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. (VFW) Department of Arizona; Humana, a leading health and well-being company; and St. Mary’s Food Bank are partnering to...
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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....

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 12th Annual Veterans Appreciation Breakfast hosted by the Tempe...

Spring Break Youth Camp at AAWL

No school? No problem! The Arizona Animal Welfare League offers youth camps for animal lovers! Kids between the ages of 6 and 14 can spend...

Boys and Girls Club of the East Valley Announce Night of...

: Boys & Girls Clubs of the East Valley (BGCEV) is hosting their 41st Annual Night of Champions Gala October 20th, 2018 at the...

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...

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...
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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...

Tempe Prep’s H.O.P.E. Crew Honors Differences Among Students

By Sarah GoodykoontzH.O.P.E. Crew is a club at Tempe Preparatory Academy that is dedicated to helping in the community through acceptance, service, and, well,...

Foods 2000, Inc. Steps up to Support Steven Hunter Life Skills...

(PHOENIX – June 20, 2018) – Foods 2000, Inc. which owns and operates more than 45 SUBWAY® locations across Arizona, was proud to donate...
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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...

Wendy Cohen Named Executive Director at Experience Matters

            PHOENIX, Ariz. (Nov. 1, 2018): Wendy Cohen brings more than 20 years of strategic planning, business development, consensus building...

Club Kids Receive Free Vision Screenings and Glasses

Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) and National Vision share a multi-year partnership (2015-2018), which provides funding to eligible local Boys & Girls...

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...

ATI Donating $40,000 In Materials, Handling Renovations at Ronald McDonald House

PHOENIX, Ariz. (Oct. 30, 2018):  Nearly 40 American Technologies, Inc. (ATI) volunteers have begun a series of improvements and renovations valued at $40,000 as part...

“Out of Africa” Art Show

Phoenix, Arizona (December 18, 2018) – Phil Mastores and his wife Sarah recently spent a month traveling across Africa, where Phil had the opportunity...
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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...

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...

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...

Force de Vie Artiste Montigue Eaton

In passing, his usual modest dress and demeanor render him almost inconsequential. Share some space and time with him to catch his general vibes...

VIDEO – TCA Presents Ensemble Mik Nawooj

TCA Presents Ensemble Mik Nawooj  Live at Tempe Center for the Arts October 20, 2018 Hip-Hop Orchestra goes beyond race and politics with a vision of...

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...

Queen Creek High School Hosts Successful Blood Drive

        On Tuesday, August 28th, Queen Creek High School hosted a student blood drive. The blood drive was organized by Queen...

The Woman Behind All Others

  It was only fitting to meet with the woman who devotes her time and efforts to help those in need at First Christian Church...
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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...

The Sam and Laurice Hachem Foundation Champion Kids with a...

Boys & Girls Clubs of the East Valley has graciously received a gift commitment and investment of $50,000 from The Sam and Laurice Hachem...

KID CHEF FROM SCOTTSDALE WINS HEALTHY COOKING CONTEST

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona (BCBSAZ) just announced the grand-prize winner of its 2019 Walk On! Kids Cooking Challenge. David Hummert, a 9-year-old...
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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...

GLSEN Phoenix Awarded $150,000 Grant From The Bob and Renee Parsons...

PHOENIX (July 24, 2018) – GLSEN Phoenix, a nonprofit organization focused on creating safe and affirming schools for LGBTQ students, has been awarded a...
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