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From left, Rep. Jim Langevin, D-R.I., Peter Thomas of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities Task Force, and Dr. Gerard Francisco appeared in support of funding for medical rehabilitation. (Photo by Cristina Rayas)
We often hear that it takes a village to raise a child. This was evident in a recent partnership between Kyrene School District, Science Foundation of Arizona and Arizona State University. Thanks to a generous grant and the dedication of teachers, ASU students and professionals, Kyrene middle school students were able to participate in an amazing after-school program, the ASU Citizen Scientist Engineer @ Kyrene. Once a week, students met with ASU doctoral students and got to learn in-depth about science and its impact on our environment.
Chandler’s Conley Elementary School is competing with schools across the country for funds to build a playground for special needs students. The school needs the public to vote through text messages or online in order to win the funds through the Power a Bright Future grants from Clorox. To vote, see powerabrightfuture.com and look for Conley.
The American Heart Association and Macy’s are offering the Go Red Multicultural Scholarship Fund to provide 16 scholarships of $2,500 each to female candidates for medical or nursing school.
Chandler is holding a workshop Oct. 24 to help nonprofit agencies learn the application process for the city’s annual round of human services funding. Chandler provides funding to more than 50 organizations a year, ranging from youth programs, foreclosure prevention, emergency home repair, legal services and food programs. Agencies can begin applying for funds Oct. 31.
Mesa Mayor Scott Smith speaks during the launch of the Sustainable Communities Fund in Tempe, Wednesday, June 1, 2011. [Tim Hacker, Tribune]
Tempe Mayor Hugh Hallman speaks during the launch of the Sustainable Communities Fund in Tempe, Wednesday, June 1, 2011. [Tim Hacker, Tribune]
President and CEO for Raza Development Fund, Tom Espinoza, speaks during the launch of the Sustainable Communites Fund in Tempe, Wednesday, June 1, 2011. [Tim Hacker, Tribune]
Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon speaks during the launch of the Sustainable Communities Fund in Tempe, Wednesday, June 1, 2011. [Tim Hacker, Tribune]
Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) president and CEO Michael Rubinger speaks during the launch of the Sustainable Communites Fund in Tempe, Wednesday, June 1, 2011. [Tim Hacker, Tribune]
After the scandal involving leadership at the Fiesta Bowl, the Bowl Championship Series has ordered the organization to award $1 million to Arizona youth charities.
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Nerdvana: A Mesa company may be closer to securing the funding it needs to avoid losing the license to produce an online roleplaying game based on the movie and series Stargate.
Designs for a massive veterans memorial in Chandler’s Veterans Oasis Park received unanimous approval from the city’s Parks and Recreation Board Tuesday.
An artist's rendering of what the memorial will look like.
Despite what you may have heard on television news or read in the headlines, no money-market funds "collapsed" in the last week. While some investors rushed the exits, there were no lost fortunes; the money markets - even at their worst - still felt a whole lot safer than the stock market.
The Higley Education Foundation will hold its third annual Ken Vandehei Memorial Golf Classic Sept. 20 at Las Colinas Golf Club, 21515 E. Village Loop Road, Queen Creek. Continental breakfast will begin at 6:30 a.m., and the shotgun start begins at 7:30 a.m. The fees are $100 per person or $360 for a group of four. The deadline for registration is Sept. 6. Proceeds from the tournament provide scholarship dollars to graduating seniors in the district. For information, visit www.husd.org and click on "Higley Education Foundation" under "District."