College Depot - Phoenix 2020 with Councilman Michael Nowakowski6091https://i.ytimg.com/vi/S1CO9y152zU/hqdefault.jpgCollege Depot - Phoenix 2020 with Councilman Michael Nowakowskihttps://www.phoenix.gov/phxtv/video/Video/6091On this segment of Phoenix 2020 Councilman Nowakowski is at #CollegeDepot at Burton Barr Central #Library. College Depot is a free, full-service college access center with a team of college planning advisors and assistants offering one-on-one appointments and workshops regarding admissions, #FinancialAid and #Scholarships. Tune in as Councilman Nowakowski speaks with College Depot’s Director Judy Reno and prospective students who share their College Depot experiences.0x0120D520A8080024BEB85F89C3F04A914B972402332B7A00CAE6754F5A4FF84B9A33352EE2524CFAtext/html; charset=utf-8 PHX11Video
Phoenix 2020 with Councilman Michael Nowakowski – WWE Royal Rumble and Downtown Phoenix6082https://i.ytimg.com/vi/aaYm96Y6Dto/hqdefault.jpgPhoenix 2020 with Councilman Michael Nowakowski – WWE Royal Rumble and Downtown Phoenixhttps://www.phoenix.gov/phxtv/video/Video/6082On this special edition of Phoenix 2020, Councilman Nowakowski is in Downtown Phoenix for the WWE Royal Rumble Weekend. The weekend featured four days of wrestling events hosted in Downtown Phoenix at the Talking Stick Resort Arena, Phoenix Convention Center, and Chase Field. More than 100,000 people from around the world visited Downtown Phoenix for events. Join Councilman Nowakowski as he walks Downtown to chat with the organizations, businesses, and employees of Talking Stick Resort Arena who all have a vital role in the weekend of events. #WWE #royalrumble #liveraw0x0120D520A8080024BEB85F89C3F04A914B972402332B7A00CAE6754F5A4FF84B9A33352EE2524CFAtext/html; charset=utf-8 PHX11Video
Phoenix 2020 with Councilman Michael Nowakowski – Getting Fit with Phoenix Parks6040https://i.ytimg.com/vi/EtaxqThFNjo/hqdefault.jpgPhoenix 2020 with Councilman Michael Nowakowski – Getting Fit with Phoenix Parkshttps://www.phoenix.gov/phxtv/video/Video/6040On this edition of Phoenix 2020, Councilman Nowakowski is out at Desert West Community Center to highlight how you can get healthy in the New Year at an affordable cost. Councilman Nowakowski and Phoenix Parks Director Inger Erickson discuss how residents can use Park’s Department facilities to get healthy this year.0x0120D520A8080024BEB85F89C3F04A914B972402332B7A00CAE6754F5A4FF84B9A33352EE2524CFAtext/html; charset=utf-8 PHX11Video
Phoenix 2020 with Councilman Michael Nowakowski – Downtown Development5959https://i.ytimg.com/vi/k5EC8Bt1TWo/hqdefault.jpgPhoenix 2020 with Councilman Michael Nowakowski – Downtown Developmenthttps://www.phoenix.gov/phxtv/video/Video/5959Development in Downtown Phoenix sky rocketed in 2018. New businesses, restaurants, office spaces, and high rise apartments buildings have all moved in with much more to come. To discuss the amazing growth Councilman Nowakowski meets with Phoenix Community and Economic Development Director Christine Mackay on this edition of Phoenix 2020.0x0120D520A8080024BEB85F89C3F04A914B972402332B7A00CAE6754F5A4FF84B9A33352EE2524CFAtext/html; charset=utf-8 PHX11Video
Phoenix City Councilman Michael Nowakowski celebrates National Service Recognition Day April 2, 20196199https://i.ytimg.com/vi/Zhhxru8INPA/hqdefault.jpgPhoenix City Councilman Michael Nowakowski celebrates National Service Recognition Day April 2, 2019https://www.phoenix.gov/phxtv/video/Video/6199Phoenix City Councilman Michael Nowakowski celebrates National Service Recognition Day April 2, 20190x0120D520A8080024BEB85F89C3F04A914B972402332B7A00CAE6754F5A4FF84B9A33352EE2524CFAtext/html; charset=utf-8 PHX11Video



Councilwoman Ansari, Mercy Care Present the 2nd Annual Pride on the Block on Oct. 23, 2022 https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/district-7/2498City Council District 79/28/2022 4:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2498/Newsroom_Council_News_07-3.jpgCouncilwoman Ansari, Mercy Care Present the 2nd Annual Pride on the Block on Oct. 23, 2022 <div class="ExternalClass36ACC541BE304A1DA28FCF0FE3E7B9A7"><html> <p></p> <p style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0);margin-bottom:11px;"></p><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><p style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0);margin-bottom:11px;">Join Phoenix City Councilwoman Yassamin Ansari and presenting sponsor Mercy Care for their second annual Pride on the Block, a LGBTQIA+ block party, taking place on Sunday, October 23rd, from 3:00pm-8:00pm at Portland Parkway in Downtown Phoenix.</p><p style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0);">Pride on the Block is a collaborative, hyper-local event started to support and spotlight our diverse queer communities.</p><p style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0);">“After shameful attacks at the state level targeting our LGBTQIA+ youth and trans community, we’re making Pride on the Block bigger and brighter than ever to show Phoenix is a city that prides itself in being a welcoming place where anyone can thrive," said Councilwoman Yassamin Ansari.</p><p style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0);">New elements you can look forward to this year: Rainbow Bike Ride hosted by Downtown Phoenix Inc, a Live and Silent Auction, runway contest and more. This year’s POTB will also be hosted by the LEGENDARY Barbra Seville and will have live music by DJ Lezbein.</p><p style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0);">The event will feature drag performances, superstar LGBTQIA+ choir – Voices of the Desert, a live band, interactive activities, face painting, a resource fair and more. Pride on the Block will raise visibility for local LGBTQIA+ non-profits and organizations dedicated to offering critical resources such as quality healthcare, mental health resources, housing, advocacy and more.</p><p style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0);">“Mercy Care provides a variety of services to the LGBTQIA+ community. We deliver access to behavioral health care including gender identity and gender dysphoria counseling and behavioral health services are available via 400 schools in Maricopa County. Our members have access to hormone replacement therapy and members living with HIV can get access to PrEP without prior authorization, which means they can get treatment right away. Supporting youth and adults in the LGBTQIA+ community is an important way that we help our members live their healthiest lives and achieve their full potential," said Blythe FitzHarris, Mercy Care chief clinical officer.</p><p style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0);">Thank you to our Pride sponsors: Mercy Care, True North Studio, the Pemberton, Visit Phoenix, Valley Metro, Waymo and Walter Productions.​<br></p><span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span> <p style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0);"> <strong>Pride on the Block</strong> </p> <p style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0);"> <strong>What:</strong> Hyper-local block party spotlighting local businesses, nonprofits and artists</p> <p style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0);"> <strong>Who:</strong> Phoenix City Councilwoman Yassamin Ansari – District 7 and Mercy Care</p> <p style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0);"> <strong>When:</strong> October 23, 2022 | 3 p.m. – 8 p.m.</p> <p style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0);"> <strong>Where:</strong> Portland Parkway Park</p> <p style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0);">10 West Portland Street, Phoenix, AZ 85003 (Central Avenue & Portland Street)</p> <p style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0);"> <strong>RSVP Link:</strong> <a target="_blank" data-cke-saved-href="https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pride-on-the-block-2022-tickets-400971024127" href="https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pride-on-the-block-2022-tickets-400971024127">https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pride-on-the-block-2022-tickets-400971024127</a></p> <p style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0);"> <strong>Donation Link:</strong> <a target="_blank" data-cke-saved-href="http://www.swcenter.org/donatetoday" href="http://www.swcenter.org/donatetoday">www.swcenter.org/donatetoday</a><br></p><p style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0);"><strong>Photo Link:</strong> <a href="https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.213286244224947&type=3" target="_blank">Inaugural Pride ​on the Block</a><br></p> <p style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0);"><strong style="font-size:10pt;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Additional Pride on the Block Details:</span></strong><br></p> <p style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0);margin-bottom:11px;">*First 500 attendees will receive a free commemorative Pride on the Block reusable cup.</p><p style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0);margin-bottom:11px;"><strong style="font-size:10pt;">Performing Drag Queens:</strong><span style="font-size:10pt;"> Kim Etiquette, Amaya Pickles, Aimee V Justice, Sir Nate, Frankie Fahrenheit, and more!</span></p> <p style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0);"> <strong>Additional Entertainment:</strong> Voices of the Desert (an unconventional, theatrical LGBTQIA+ choir), a live rock band, Walters Where?House dancers, and more!</p> <p style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0);"> <strong>Participating Businesses:</strong> Fez, Match Market & Bar, Valley Coffee Company, Fair Trade Café</p> <p style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0);"> <strong>Food Trucks: </strong>Random AF, Flavors Plant-Based, What the Crepe, Lala’s Lemonades and Mocktails</p><p style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0);"><strong>Resource Fair Featuring:</strong> Arizona State University, Aunt Rita’s, Can Community Health, Downtown Phoenix Inc, Dress for Success, GLSEN Arizona, Greater Phoenix Equality Chamber of Commerce, LGBTQ+ Employee Alliance, one•n•ten, One Community, PGFFL, Plumaje, Mercy Care, Southwest Center, Valley Metro, Visit Phoenix</p> <hr style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0);" /> <p style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0);"> <strong>ABOUT COUNCILWOMAN YASSAMIN ANSARI</strong> <br>Ansari is the youngest woman ever elected in Phoenix City Council history and the first Iranian American elected to public office in the state of Arizona. Phoenix is the fifth largest and fastest-growing city in the United States. Ansari is determined to build sustainable, equitable communities that serve future generations.​<br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/district7Newsdistrict-7
Councilwoman Ansari Hosts First-ever Maryvale Unidoshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/district-7/2468City Council District 79/2/2022 12:00:00 AMhttps://youtu.be/DzZdunuLLA4Councilwoman Ansari Hosts First-ever Maryvale Unidos<div class="ExternalClass94E695126AA04E8AAC10D4C9EEB0CB27"><html> <p> ​<span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span>Hundreds of kids and their families turned out to the Desert West Community Center for the first-ever Maryvale Unidos, hosted by District 7 Councilwoman Yassamin Ansari. The free resource fair connected community members to City of Phoenix resources including Human Services, Neighborhood Services, Phoenix Fire, Street Transportation, and Parks & Recreation. “People really want these events, and want to know what resources we offer," said Councilwoman Ansari. “There are so many incredible programs that the City has and I just want to make sure that people know about them, and that again, they're offered in English and in Spanish, which is really important to our District 7 community." In addition to all the partners present, resource fair attendees were able to grab free dinner from El Pueblo Mexican Restaurant, plus snag some backpacks filled with supplies, bus passes, fresh food bags, and more.<br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/district7Videodistrict-7
Vice Mayor Pastor, Councilwoman Ansari and Aliento Launch New Phoenix Promise Program https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/district-7/2464City Council District 78/31/2022 11:15:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2464/Newsroom_Council_News_07.jpgVice Mayor Pastor, Councilwoman Ansari and Aliento Launch New Phoenix Promise Program <div class="ExternalClassEB37E31D373C45BEAC6678E6F9840225"><html> <p> The Phoenix City Council today unanimously approved a contract with the Maricopa County Community College District Foundation to implement the Phoenix Promise Program, a tuition assistance program for eligible Phoenix residents attending Maricopa County Community College District schools. On June 7, 2022, City Council approved a budget of $5 million from the City's second allocation of ARPA funds to launch a tuition assistance program for two- and four-year degrees. The goal of the program is to support approximately 400 Phoenix residents who qualify for Arizona resident tuition and are enrolled, or plan to enroll, in a Maricopa Community College for a two- or four-year degree. </p> <p>“Long before I was councilwoman or vice mayor, education was fundamentally important to me,” said Vice Mayor Laura Pastor. “Having served in roles from teacher to school board member, I have a first-hand perspective on the importance of every person’s access to affordable education. I am thrilled to see our Phoenix City Council pass this Phoenix Promise Program – offering tuition assistance to Phoenix residents attending Maricopa County Community College District schools.” </p> <p>“As a daughter of immigrants who heavily emphasized access to education as a pathway to personal and generational resiliency, I want to equip every young person in my district with the opportunity to pursue any level of education that could benefit their future and our entire city,” said Councilwoman Yassamin Ansari. “More importantly, I’m going to push for an aggressive outreach campaign that reaches young adults who might have lost that opportunity during the pandemic. With this major investment, Phoenix is showing we’re focused on proactively addressing inequalities in education attainment and building strong, sustainable pathways for economic vitality,” she added.​​​​​​</p> <p>Eligible individuals include those qualified for Federal Pell Grants or another acceptable income verified program. The Foundation will use a subcontractor to implement digital and in-person outreach campaigns to enroll students from underrepresented communities into the Phoenix Promise Program. The program will also provide student support stipends and wraparound academic support to boost enrollment and degree completion. This funding is anticipated to provide scholarships and stipends to eligible students starting in the Fall 2022 semester and concluding with the Spring 2025 semester.</p> <p>“I want to thank Mayor Gallego, Vice Mayor Laura Pastor, Councilwoman Yassamin Ansari, and the Phoenix City Council for making a $5 million transformational investment for Phoenix students.  The Phoenix Promise Program will ensure that historically marginalized students have access to higher education without worrying about cost and wraparound support,” said Reyna Montoya, CEO & Founder of Aliento Education Fund. ​​​​​<br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/district7Newsdistrict-7
Councilwoman Yassamin Ansari Hosts Maryvale Unidos: A Free Community Resource Fairhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/district-7/2454City Council District 78/17/2022 9:30:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2454/Newsroom_Council_News_07.jpgCouncilwoman Yassamin Ansari Hosts Maryvale Unidos: A Free Community Resource Fair<div class="ExternalClass09D96EBA4CE04A9187A41CAF6B5FC2E4"><html> <span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><p>Councilwoman Yassamin Ansari and over 20 community partners are thrilled to invite you to Maryvale Unidos: A District 7 Community Resource Fair on August 30th, from 4-8 p.m., at the Desert West Community Center.</p><p>This event is an all-inclusive, family-friendly resource fair to help provide the residents of Maryvale with 1-on-1 support to navigate various programs that the City of Phoenix has to offer and community resources in their own neighborhood.</p><p>“As kids head back to school, I want to remind parents and caretakers of all the resources that are available to them. From rent and utility assistance to gift cards to Goodwill, mental health resources and fresh foods, I'm focused on building united, healthy neighborhoods. And I'm not afraid to demand more for our community," Councilwoman Yassamin Ansari said. “There are still Road Safety Action Plans and upcoming bond election packages that need input from Maryvale residents – I'm excited to showcase that there are avenues for change that they can engage with now," she added.</p><p>The District 7 team will be distributing 2,000 free at home COVID-19 tests, 1,000 free bus passes, 500 free backpacks filled with supplies, and 250 fresh food bags. These generous giveaways were made possible thanks to our community sponsors: United Phoenix Firefighters Charities, Southwest Carpenters and Goodwill of Central and Northern Arizona.</p><p>On top of free food from El Pueblo Mexican Restaurant, gift card giveaways and casework intake, here's what else you can expect at the resource fair:</p><p>City Departments: Human Services, Neighborhood Services, Phoenix Fire, Street Transportation, and Parks and Recreation</p><p>Partner Organizations: Keep Phoenix Beautiful, AZ Health Zone, ACE (Arizona Center for Empowerment), Case Action, Unite Here Local 11, Communications Workers of America, and The Arizona Science Center</p><p>Activities for Children: Live music, a “Blender Bike" and veggie toss game, STEM- related activities, and more!</p><p><strong>Event Details: </strong></p><p><strong>Address:</strong> Desert West Community Center, 6501 W. Virginia Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85035</p><p><strong>Time:</strong> 4:00-8:00 p.m.</p><p><strong>Parking:</strong> There will be plenty of free parking provided by the community center</p><p><strong>Registration Link:</strong> <a href="https://action.phoenix.gov/c1.pl?f18cb1601043d7c36cd9427bfa1a83f2cb821cd7c1d74164da491ae3f15ed4f9" target="_blank">Click here</a>​<br></p><span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/district7Newsdistrict-7
Councilwoman Ansari Celebrates $25M Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Award from the Department of Transportation Set to Connect South Phoenix and Downtown Residents in District 7 https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/district-7/2440City Council District 78/11/2022 11:45:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2440/Newsroom_Council_News_07.jpgCouncilwoman Ansari Celebrates $25M Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Award from the Department of Transportation Set to Connect South Phoenix and Downtown Residents in District 7 <div class="ExternalClassF70A4494D9304172AE3D4CD86144C4C6"><html> <p>​​“Earlier this March, I hosted a District 7 infrastructure tour to spotlight how the Rio Salado revitalization could be fast-tracked thanks to federal funding. I made a commitment to our residents that I would push our city to be competitive and deliver long-promised investments in South Phoenix. Our residents deserve improved mobility and greater access to green spaces, and today, we are seeing one of the first major investments roll out and become a reality.<br></p> <p>This $25M RAISE grant from the Department of Transportation is a critical first step to bringing our residents multi-modal options and to reimagine commutes to work, school, parks and more. I cannot wait for the day when residents of all ages have the choice of either walking or biking along 3rd Street or catching the light rail. This type of investment in people-centered infrastructure is how we build healthy, vibrant communities."<br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/district7Newsdistrict-7

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