Wednesday, May 25, 2011

University of Phoenix Provides Laptop Donation for Arizona’s Children Staff and Client Use

The University of Phoenix recognizes the value of technological skills and positive learning environments for those in their communities. In an effort to encourage opportunities for those served by our programs, The University of Phoenix has chosen Arizona’s Children Association as the recipient of 20 lap top computers. All donated computers were refurbished, re-licensed and re-programmed for use by AzCA staff and clients.

Arizona’s Children Association will use the laptops for training staff and family partners in our more than 25 offices around throughout the state. “The donation of laptops from the University of Phoenix will allow families we serve across the state access to valuable tools and resources to improve their lives,” said Denise Ensdorff, Director of Operations for Central, Western and Northern regions. “This will touch many, many lives.”

“University of Phoenix strives to remove barriers to higher education,” said John Ramirez, University of Phoenix School of Advanced Studies associate campus director. “The laptop donation gives the University’s School of Advanced Studies an opportunity to donate valuable resources and provide access to necessary tools to make a difference in our community.”

Thank you to University of Phoenix for their support.

Left to Right, John Ramirez, University of Phoenix School of Advanced Studies associate campus director, Nick Galemore, Business Analyst, Denise Ensdorff, Director of Operations for Central, Western and Northern regions and Irene Blundell, Director, Public Relations. Photo courtesy of University of Phoenix.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Arizona’s Children Association Centennial Celebration honors Pima County Attorney Barbara LaWall with the “Centennial Legacy” Award

Arizona’s Children Association is celebrating the 100th anniversary of its founding in Tucson in May 1912, with a full schedule of Centennial Celebration events throughout the state and wrapping up with grand celebrations in Phoenix and Tucson in May 2012.

Local community leaders joined Arizona’s Children Association staff and supporters on Thursday, May 5, to honor the donors, volunteers, employees and families who have contributed to our success over the past 100 years. The celebration highlighted the sexual abuse support services offered by Las Familias Angel Center for Childhood Sexual Abuse Treatment, a member of Arizona’s Children Association family of agencies. The event was also an opportunity to celebrate Arizona’s Children Association’s commitment to providing a second century of hope to our communities. Arizona’s Children Association board members, Tom Knox and Pamela Traficanti, served as hosts for the event.

Among the highlights of the evening, Pima County Attorney Barbara LaWall was honored with the “Centennial Legacy” Award for her dedication to ensuring that our community meets the needs of children and families who are victims of crime. More than 25 years ago, the Pima county attorney’s office was among the founding members of the development of Las Familias when they identified the critical needs of victims of childhood sexual abuse and recognized the need for specialized services. Since she joined the Pima County Attorney’s Office, Barbara LaWall has been a strong supporter of agencies like Las Familias and she has been a strong advocate for child victims of sexual abuse.

Guests at the Centennial Celebration were also asked to sign a “Book of Hope” to offer advice that will inspire future generations of children, families, volunteers, communities, staff members, business partners, elected officials, financial donors and Board members all working together to continue a legacy of hope for Arizona. The “Book of Hope” will travel to Centennial receptions across Arizona during 2011-2012 and then be preserved for Arizona’s Bi-Centennial.

A very special thank you to Community Partnership of Southern Arizona for their support of Arizona’s Children Association and our celebration of our 100 years of providing hope to Arizona.