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Vice Mayor Pastor Congratulates Phoenix Police Lieutenant Fields on Elevating Women in Law Enforcement Awardhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/district-4/2492City Council District 49/21/2022 10:30:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2492/D4 Newsroom Image.jpgVice Mayor Pastor Congratulates Phoenix Police Lieutenant Fields on Elevating Women in Law Enforcement Award<div class="ExternalClassFA49EDCF619E44EEBB513F49B0961B96"><html> <p> "I am so proud of Lieutenant Fields who won the Elevating Women in Law Enforcement award today. I am so proud of the work she does, and I am honored to have my office assist her whenever she needs it." </p> <p style="text-align:center;"> <img src="https://action.phoenix.gov/users/myteam46126/Media5835.jpg?1663797748053" data-placement="custom" align="middle" alt="Lt. Fields.jpg" hspace="0" vspace="0" border="0" class="cke_editable cke_editable_themed cke_contents_ltr cke_show_borders wsc-instance responsiveImage" style="width:300px;max-height:392px;max-width:300px;margin:5px;border-width:0px;border-style:solid;border-radius:0px;height:392px;" height="392" /> ​<br> </p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/district4Newsdistrict-4District 4LauraPastor
Vice Mayor Pastor, Councilwoman Ansari and Aliento Launch New Phoenix Promise Program https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/district-4/2465City Council District 48/31/2022 11:15:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2465/D4 Newsroom Image.jpgVice Mayor Pastor, Councilwoman Ansari and Aliento Launch New Phoenix Promise Program <div class="ExternalClass8AFE5214939D42AF93674E12BB36E590"><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/district4Newsdistrict-4District 4LauraPastor
Vice Mayor Pastor Teams up With African American Reconstruction to Host 'The Winner Within' Teen Conferencehttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/district-4/2410City Council District 47/6/2022 4:30:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2410/D4 Newsroom Image.jpgVice Mayor Pastor Teams up With African American Reconstruction to Host 'The Winner Within' Teen Conference<div class="ExternalClass599748355B254D42BCDAD7FBF6885261"><html> <p>​​Vice Mayor Laura Pastor is teaming up with <a href="https://action.phoenix.gov/c1.pl?db9f371352b54d1cdfa749dcf6b90fa935c871c7d2b8b22459e1527191191c8d" target="_blank">African American Reconstruction</a> (AAR) to host their second annual teen conference this summer. "The Winner Within" is happening July 13th through the 15th at the Shoen Family Conference & Fitness Center. This conference is intended to provide an uplifting space for students where they will receive tools and insights on ways to reconstruct their communities.</p> <p>"This event is bringing together one of our City's largest, and most community-minded businesses, Uhaul, with our City's young change-agents at AAR for an enriching event to inspire the leaders of tomorrow," Vice Mayor Laura Pastor said. </p> <p>This three-day conference will feature keynote speakers and workshops on financial literacy, career opportunities, applying for scholarships, and more. Plus, attendees will have some fun with games like a 3v3 basketball tournament! </p> <p>Among the list of keynote speakers is the Honorable Senator Leah Landrum Taylor, Wyoming Football Player John Okwoli, Melissa Ditantro (Doctor Physical Therapy Strength & Conditioning), Dr. Tara Nkrumah (Postdoctoral Research Associate), Dr. Tara Armstead (Educator, Advocate, and Mentor), Dr. Nathan Delafield (Doctor), and the AAR team.</p> <p>"The Winner Within" is made possible by many community partners including U-Haul, Arizona Commission of African American Affairs, and others. <a href="https://action.phoenix.gov/c1.pl?8e0fbf7881d1889e2cf2c8b41f85191c00317eb5481244340ba422afa342f936" target="_blank">Learn more and sign up for the conference here</a>.</p> <p> <strong>WHAT:</strong> "The Winner Within" Teen Conference</p> <p> <strong>WHEN:</strong> July 13 - 15, 2022</p> <p> <strong>WHERE:</strong> Shoen Family Conference & Fitness Center</p> <p> <strong>CONTACT:</strong> Greyson Taylor, AAR Director, 480-708-1929 <br></p> <p> <br> </p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/district4Newsdistrict-4District 4LauraPastor
On Location with Vice Mayor Laura Pastor - Wally the Waterdog & CPRhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/district-4/2358City Council District 45/26/2022 12:00:00 AMhttps://youtu.be/Sd-a0GAbFXoOn Location with Vice Mayor Laura Pastor - Wally the Waterdog & CPR<div class="ExternalClass4DA6687BF44D459FB424390E3044B3A9"><html> <p>​​Vice Mayor Laura Pastor is kicking off the summer with an On Location about water safety! The Vice Mayor sits down at Encanto Park's pool with the co-founders of Wally the Waterdog - a mascot with a message! Co-founders Lisa Zanin and Ruth Kentigian teach the Vice Mayor about Wally's four key principles of water safety. Plus, don't miss Phoenix Firefighter Roy Rogers joining the show to teach the Vice Mayor CPR. </p><p>Learn more about <a href="https://safetyaroundwater.com" target="_blank">Wally the Waterdog here​</a>.<br></p><p>Learn more about<a href="/fire/safety-information/general-safety/cpr" target="_blank"> CPR and other resources here​</a>.<br><br></p> <p> <br> </p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/district4Videodistrict-4District 4LauraPastor
Personal Update from Vice Mayor Laura Pastorhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/district-4/2356City Council District 45/25/2022 5:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2356/D4 Newsroom Image-2.jpgPersonal Update from Vice Mayor Laura Pastor<div class="ExternalClass01FAA7DCBEE047BD98F3C9C9D459609C"><html> <div> “I will be undergoing a necessary medical procedure today. In the weeks that follow, I will continue to participate virtually in meetings and other important gatherings as much as possible. However, I may be slower to respond while I heal. That said, my District 4 team will continue to be available and ready to assist while I am away from the office. Thank you for the support and well-wishes in anticipation of my procedure. I look forward to being back to work for District 4 as soon as possible.” ​​​ </div> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/district4Newsdistrict-4District 4LauraPastor
Asian Pacific Community in Action | On Location with Vice Mayor Laura Pastor https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/district-4/2346City Council District 45/9/2022 4:00:00 PMhttps://youtu.be/8m0XOa098KkAsian Pacific Community in Action | On Location with Vice Mayor Laura Pastor <div class="ExternalClass5E210A73D6A44C629FEECC1DEAE221AF"><html> <p>​<span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span>May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month and this On Location with Vice Mayor Laura Pastor takes us to the <a href="https://apcaaz.org/" target="_blank">Asian Pacific Community in Action (APCA)​</a>. Vice Mayor Pastor speaks with APCA's Executive Director Zeenat Hasan about this non-profit organization serving Asian American, Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander (AA and NHPI) and emerging communities in Arizona. The two discuss the important work APCA does in our community, how the organization navigated COVID-19, barriers in our health system and how APCA is working to bring equity and wellness to the community. Vice Mayor Pastor also presents a proclamation, signed by Mayor Kate Gallego, that May 2022 be Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month in Phoenix, Arizona. ​<span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/district4Videodistrict-4District 4LauraPastor
Childhelp Wings Fashion Show | On Location with Vice Mayor Laura Pastorhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/district-4/2301City Council District 44/5/2022 5:00:00 PMhttps://youtu.be/xAjfODeah8EChildhelp Wings Fashion Show | On Location with Vice Mayor Laura Pastor<div class="ExternalClassD8A8E198072948F883C2A92712225B82"><html> <p><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span>On Location with Vice Mayor Laura Pastor takes us to the JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn and Spa for a fundraiser fashion show benefiting Childhelp. The Vice Mayor sits down with Jennifer Archuleta and Jamie LeVine – cochairs of the 15th Annual Childhelp Wings Fashion Show. Childhelp does important work with children and families who have suffered the effects of child abuse. Money raised from the “A Day in Wonderland” fashion show on April 24th, 2022, will help support the continuation of Childhelp’s work. Learn more about Childhelp and the fundraiser: ChildhelpWings.org ​<span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span>​<br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/district4Videodistrict-4District 4LauraPastor
Vice Mayor Pastor and Councilmember Garcia Call on Mayor to Hold Meeting on MCAO Wrongdoingshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/district-4/2300City Council District 44/4/2022 7:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2300/D4 Newsroom Image.jpgVice Mayor Pastor and Councilmember Garcia Call on Mayor to Hold Meeting on MCAO Wrongdoings<div class="ExternalClass43E70ABE6C564B2A88013E46C2827CE4"><html> <p>​Maricopa County Attorney Allister Adel resigned amid numerous scandals, but it should not stop Phoenix City Council from looking at our own role in wrongdoings in coordination with the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office.<br></p><p>We cannot sweep this under the rug and Adel’s resignation should point to the severity of the situation. The Phoenix City Council has a responsibility to hold a discussion on what happened with the cases of protestors who were wrongfully charged and to discuss the high-ranking city officials and representatives that have been implicated as well as what we must do next to ensure it does not happen again.<br></p><p>Since the Public Safety and Justice Subcommittee has not held a forum for this discussion, we are calling on Mayor Kate Gallego to hold a policy meeting on this matter. We are looking to her leadership to address this by holding people accountable. ​<br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/district4Newsdistrict-4District 4LauraPastor

 

 

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