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Northern Arizona University’s foster grandparent program helping to shape children for tomorrow

Flagstaff, AZ

For more than 50 years, the Foster Grandparent Program has engaged low-income older adults to assist youth in their educational journey. In the …

Submitted by Erin Kruse on 12/5/18

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ASU Prep Digital is helping remove barriers to higher education

Tempe, AZ

ASU Prep Academy, a network of charter schools around since 2009, has launched a digital platform aimed at advancing next-generation …

Submitted by Julie Young on 12/5/18

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How South Valley Junior High’s growth exploded over the last two years

Gilbert, AZ

“Why do I need to learn this?” “I’m never going to use this in real life!” “I can’t do this!” …

Submitted by Tim Cannon on 11/28/18

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TEC is for Girls! Inspires middle schoolers through Phoenix College outreach

Phoenix, AZ

When young students are asked to draw a picture of an engineer, most draw a man in a train or …

Submitted by Nichole Spencer on 11/16/18

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Flagstaff’s San Francisco de Asis Catholic School bolsters preschool program

Flagstaff, AZ

In Flagstaff, the oldest continually run Catholic school in the state now boasts an award-winning preschool. While the school itself …

Submitted by Lisa Barquin on 11/15/18

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Federal TRIO programs have widespread impact in Arizona

Phoenix, AZ

In 1965, educational policymakers realized that the new FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) wasn’t being utilized by populations …

Submitted by Michelle Thomas on 11/7/18

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Achieve Pinal is focused on the Progress Meter to strengthen the local workforce

Casa Grande, AZ

A project of the Pinal Alliance for Economic Growth, Achieve Pinal is working to improve the Pinal County workforce by …

Submitted by Judee Jackson on 11/1/18

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Young children living in poverty get “Head Start” through Greater Phoenix Urban League

Phoenix, AZ

For more than 50 years, Head Start programs across the country have been helping children prepare for their academic journey. …

Submitted by Natalie Alvarez on 10/24/18

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