Arizona | New Mexico’s Local Nonprofit News, Events and Chat for Thursday - May 26

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We hold the community of Uvalde heavily in our hearts and will never forget the innocent children and teachers that perished. Every child deserves to learn with joy and free from fear. It is long past time for action. Our children, parents, and teachers deserve better.

What was your favorite #book as a child? Clifford the Big Red Dog? The Very Hungry Caterpillar? When you donate a book through #GrowAReader, you're planting the seed for a lifelong love for reading. Donate one of your favorite childhood books at 🌻 📚

Sometimes traffickers use violence to enslave victims, but this does not mean violence is the trafficker’s sole means of exploitation. They also use fraud, fake promises, and extortion to trick and coerce victims.

.@SesameStreet reminds families to limit media exposure and make space to express big feelings. They have resources on how to talk with young kids about gun violence:

Community & Gun Violence | Sesame Street in Communities

For Children and Families Exposed to Neighborhood Violence.

Happy #WorldOtterDay to the otterly adorable Kima, a 22-year-old spotted-necked otter!

New job alert! Act One is hiring part-time VR Assistants!
This is a great opportunity for those needing a flexible schedule and wanting to work on teaching skills! Salary: $20/hr
For a complete job description and application, go to

Have you always wanted to become a foster parent? As a licensed foster parent in Arizona, you are supported by a world of resources and organizations like Arizona Helping Hands. Learn more and start your journey via the link.

We at Amanda Hope Rainbow Angels are grateful to be a finalist for the Greater Phoenix Chamber's Impact Awards. Thank you and #bighugs to everyone who supports our mission and for making this possible!
#childhoodcancer #impactaward #phximpact2022 #positivethoughts #forthekids

Meet #2022FlinnBrown Fellow April Rhodes of Spectrum Healthcare (@RealSpectrumHG) in this short video:

Each year, the Greater Phoenix Chamber’s ATHENA Awards highlight three women who demonstrate inspiring leadership within their industry, mentor women throughout their career, and dedicate themselves to the community. Have a nomination? Click the link!

Know a woman business leader whose impact is worthy of recognition? Now's the time to make them shine! The Greater Phoenix Chamber is now accepting nominations for its 2022 ATHENA Awards program. Nominations are open from now until Friday, June 17, 2022.

We are devasted with the news of the shooting in Uvalde, TX. Our hearts ache for the families coping with the loss of life, the loss of innocence, and the senseless community fear and trauma throughout.

The House just passed #SB1412, @michudall’s extremely dangerous attack on teachers. The bill seeks to divide communities, encouraging parental complaints & $5k fines on teachers. We must #TeachTruth about our history or we are doomed to repeat the past

Rep. Cano opposes #SB1412, noting that it will silence & intimidate teachers. He points out that threats of $5k daily fines on teachers will drive underpaid teachers out of AZ classrooms #TeachTruth

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