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Phoenix Promise Scholarship Application Portal Now Open For Studentshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/ced/2522Community and Economic Development10/11/2022 6:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2522/111W-20170712-111-W-Monroe-St-Building-(Sunset).jpgPhoenix Promise Scholarship Application Portal Now Open For Students<div class="ExternalClassDB2D05BBD684477CBE30A1CAFFAB01F7"><html> <div>​Online applications are being accepted for Phoenix Promise scholarships to attend Maricopa Community Colleges. <br></div> <div> <br> </div> <div>The $5-million scholarship program from the City of Phoenix provides scholarship and student support funding to around 400 Phoenix residents pursuing two- and four-year degrees at Maricopa Community College. The Phoenix Promise program, administered through Maricopa Community Colleges Foundation, is using American Rescue Plan Act funding, to support eligible residents. </div> <div> <br> </div> <div>“Phoenix’s future is strengthened by partnerships that ensure today’s students have the best skills and are positioned for promising careers, including those in semiconductors, electric vehicles, healthcare, and computer technology advancement,” said Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego. “This program with Maricopa Community Colleges will help hundreds of students overcome barriers and access degree programs, delivering top talent to growing industries in Phoenix.”</div> <div> <br> </div> <div>The application deadline for the Spring 2023 semester is October 31, 2022.</div> <div> <br> </div> <div>“The Phoenix City Council’s unanimous August 31st approval of this program demonstrates their support for this program and the City’s commitment to grow and maintain an experienced and educated workforce,” said LaSetta Hogans, Executive Director of Phoenix Business and Workforce Development Board, the body that oversees the city’s Workforce programs, including Arizona@Work-Phoenix. “Companies looking to grow and locate in Phoenix say talent is their number one reason for selecting a location. Phoenix Promise is for both our career-bound residents and growing companies in search of talent.</div> <div> <br> </div> <div>To be eligible for Phoenix Promise scholarships, students must be current Phoenix residents eligible for Arizona in-state tuition and have graduated from high school or obtained a GED/High School Equivalency. Applicants must demonstrate financial need through receipt of a Pell Grant or being part of a household qualifying for certain federal assistance programs. Students must be enrolled in a minimum of six credit hours per semester.</div> <div> <br> </div> <div>Complete details of the program and eligibility requirements are on the website. </div> <div> <br> </div> <div><strong>Complete Eligibility Requirements</strong></div> <div>Each applicant must meet these requirements:</div> <div> <br> </div> <div>A.    Be a current resident of Phoenix at the time of application, who qualifies for Arizona resident tuition, registration, and fees</div> <div>B.    Attend a Maricopa Community College in the coming academic year</div> <div>C.    Demonstrate financial need: </div> <div> <br> </div> <div>Qualify for a Pell Grant as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid; or</div> <div>Be in a household that qualifies for certain federal programs, such as Free and Reduced Price School Meals Program, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or Temporary Assistance for Needy Families</div> <div>D.    Be a high school graduate, or have obtained a state-accredited General Educational Development Credential or High School Equivalency</div> <div>E.    Enroll in a minimum of 6 credit hours per semester at any Maricopa Community College</div> <div>F.    Enroll in a credit program leading to a two- or four-year degree</div> <div>G.    Maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress while enrolled at a Maricopa Community College</div> <div> <br> </div> <div>After the above-listed qualification are met, priorities may be assigned to applicants who are:</div> <div> <br> </div> <div>•    Graduates from high school since Spring 2020;</div> <div>•    First-Generation college students;</div> <div>•    Single parents;</div> <div>•    Veterans; and/or</div> <div>•    Residing in a historically under-served area known as a Qualified Census Tract</div> <div> <br> </div> <div><strong>Statements from the Phoenix City Council</strong></div> <div>Vice Mayor Laura Pastor, District 4<br></div> <div> <br> </div> <div>“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.” </div> <div> <br> </div> <div>Councilwoman Yassamin Ansari, District 7</div> <div> <br> </div> <div>“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 educational attainment and building strong, sustainable pathways for economic vitality.”</div> <div> <br> </div> <div>Councilmember Carlos Garcia, District 8</div> <div> <br> </div> <div>“As a proud product of community colleges, I am really excited about this opportunity for students,” Councilmember Carlos Garcia said. “In conversations with both the colleges and students, it was evident that there were needs beyond just tuition, and the Phoenix Promise Program can now fill those gaps. I am glad that these funds will be able to be used for childcare, food, and other academic support.”</div> <div> <br> </div> <div><strong>Statements from Maricopa County Community Colleges leadership</strong></div> <div>Dr. Steven R. Gonzales, Chancellor, Maricopa County Community Colleges District</div> <div> <br> </div> <div>“The Maricopa County Community College District is proud to lead the way in providing access to affordable, high-quality education for City of Phoenix residents.  Through the Phoenix Promise Program, eligible students will benefit from critical funding that will support their educational journeys.  This partnership aligns with our System's mission in that it works to dismantle the financial barrier that many low-income families face when determining if post-secondary education is within their reach.  I thank City of Phoenix leadership Mayor Kate Gallego, Vice Mayor Laura Pastor, Councilwoman Yassamin Ansari, and the Phoenix City Council for investing in our student's futures.”</div> <div> <br> </div> <div>Brian F. Spicker, President and CEO, Maricopa Community Colleges Foundation</div> <div> <br> </div> <div>“The Phoenix Promise Program underscores the role the community colleges play in contributing to the wellbeing of the community and ensuring we have a pipeline of successful graduates entering the workforce, who are prepared for 21st-century employment. As a longstanding partner, the City of Phoenix continues to support the Foundation's vision with this program by making post-secondary education affordable and accessible for those Phoenix residents who are most in need.”<br></div> <p> <br> </p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/econdevNewscedDowntown buildins in Phoenix Arizona at SunsetCEDARPA, scholarships, phoenix promise#ARPA #Scholarships #PhoenixPromiseEric Jay Toll602-617-3797eric.toll@phoenix.govhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/MediaContact/Attachments/52/Eric_Toll.jpgPHXEconDev

 

 

Nominate Someone: 2024 Disability Awards https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/equal-opportunity/2775Equal Opportunity5/28/2024 5:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2775/Newsroom_EOD_035.jpgNominate Someone: 2024 Disability Awards <div class="ExternalClass45DB9EB98E384B5AA4FE4D2175B36DBC"><html> <p>Recognizing ability, advocacy, accessibility, and achievements since 1993, the Mayor's Commission on Disability Issues has a proud history of honoring champions in the disability community that make a tremendous impact in the Valley.  <br></p><p>The Phoenix Mayor's Commission on Disability Issues and the City of Phoenix are proud sponsors of the Disability Awards and Recognition Event (D.A.R.E.). The event honors exceptional individuals, organizations, and businesses for their dedication and service to people with disabilities.<span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;"> </span></p><p>The award ceremony is held annually to recognize award winners that made a commitment to improving the quality of life for all residents and communities of Phoenix. It is our hope this will inspire others to emulate the honorees and provide inclusivity for the community of Phoenix.<span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;"> </span></p><p>Award categories include Architectural, Business, Community Service, Outstanding Educator, and the Det. Olsen Lifetime Achievement Award. Self-nominations are encouraged! Nominate yourself or others/businesses that demonstrate a commitment to community. D.A.R.E. award nominees represent the very best of Arizona.</p><p>Showcase the amazing work of individuals and businesses by nominating someone for the D.A.R.E Awards today! Nominations need to be submitted <a href="https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=XGm5lg5PvUKK37p1V2A0a8dCr72llv1Cj74wxYXqWblUQlY3QUU0VkpFT1NMV001NzVIOVdMSjRYTC4u&wdLOR=c74825640-F7DE-4979-9E8E-0BE38E5B8BBE" target="_blank">online</a> by July 31. For more information, call 602-534-1279.​<br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/eodNews
Enjoy World Atlatl Day 2024 on June 1 at S'edav Va'aki Museumhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/sedav-vaaki-museum/3112S’edav Va’aki Museum5/25/2024 5:30:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/3112/WorldAtlatlDay_SVM_001.jpgEnjoy World Atlatl Day 2024 on June 1 at S'edav Va'aki Museum<div class="ExternalClass40C168040722424893A66EDF1A4DE7F0"><html> <p>​On June 2nd, the City of Phoenix will officially celebrate it's first 602 day. Like other cities throughout the country, area code day gives Phoenix the opportunity to promote the city as a  great place to live, work, and enjoy live. The goal of 602 day is to partner with businesses, cultural organizations, and other groups to provide events and community engagement opportunities that cultivate. civic pride<br></p> <p>In celebration of 602 Day weekend, the S'edav Va'aki Museum invites families to join us for World Atlatl Day and test their prehistoric hunting skills at S'edav Va'aki Museum on Saturday, June 1st! S.A.L.T. (Study of Ancient Lifeways and Technologies), will be conducting an atlatl demonstration from 9 a.m. to noon. <br></p> <p>The atlatl is a weapon predating the bow and arrow. Used worldwide for thousands of years, it proved an effective weapon. It is a stick with a hook on the end to hold the dart/spear, that increased the distance, speed, and force of the dart/spear. ​<br></p> <p>This FREE event is open to the public with free museum admission from 9 a.m. to noon; donations are welcome. Pre-registration is not required and no experience is needed to join the demonstration. For more information on this or other events at S'edav Va'aki Museum, visit phoenix.com/sedav-vaaki or call (602) 495-0901.      </p> <p>The goal of World Atlatl Day is to increase awareness and appreciation of this ancient technology and have as many people throw an atlatl on a single day as possible. S.A.L.T. is a local Arizona group whose mission is to teach, share, learn, and practice the skills that allowed ancient people to not only survive but to thrive in their respective environments.<br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/parks/arts-culture-history/sedav-vaakiNews
Phoenix’s Central Station One Step Closer to Completionhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/public-transit/3111Public Transit5/24/2024 5:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/3111/Central Station East Tower Newsroom.pngPhoenix’s Central Station One Step Closer to Completion<div class="ExternalClass3ABEAA7FF79940658F34287C8A5A0B52"><html> <p> Central Station redevelopment, the mixed-use, transit-oriented development project hosted a topping-out ceremony for the east tower May 23, 2024. This event marks a significant milestone in the construction progress of Central Station.</p><div> </div> <p> Located in the heart of downtown, next to the historic Security Building, Civic Space Park, and ASU's Downtown Campus, Central Station is set to become a new city landmark consisting of two residential towers that will offer student and workforce housing, two levels of below-grade parking, City of Phoenix public transit hub, and retail/office spaces. <br></p> <p> Slated to open in early 2025, Central Station will transform how users experience the city's primary downtown bus and light rail transit center, which serves two million passengers annually. Central Station is a public-private partnership with the City of Phoenix retaining ownership of the land and the development partners entering into a long-term ground lease for the project. <br></p> <p> Representatives from the City of Phoenix, including Councilwoman Ann O’Brien, along with members from the development and project teams, GMH Communities, CBRE Investment Management, Medistar Corporation, Layton Construction, and Multistudio attended the topping out to celebrate this important milestone.  </p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/publictransitNews

 

 

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