The Giving Back Fund Raises Money for Firefighter Cancer Screening at Star-Studded Eventhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/district-4/2650City Council District 42/8/2023 2:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2650/D4 Newsroom Image.jpgThe Giving Back Fund Raises Money for Firefighter Cancer Screening at Star-Studded Event<div class="ExternalClass841F0F0521504BFCA686F6E6C5A16BD5"><html> <p></p> <div>The night before Super Bowl LVII, the <a href="https://givingback.org/" target="_blank">Giving Back Fund</a>, "Big Game, Big Give" event will return to the Valley. This star-studded charity event will kick off at 6 p.m. on February 11th and include a number of celebrities including Grammy-nominated, singer-songwriter Gavin DeGraw, recently retired NFL star J.J. Watt, former Phoenix Suns and LA Lakers Player Cedric Ceballos who will serve as the event emcee and DJ, and more.</div> <div>​</div> <div>The "Big Game, Big Give" event brings together major celebrities and philanthropists each year to raise money for notable charities. This year the <a href="https://vincerecancer.com/foundation" target="_blank">Vincere Foundation​</a> will be honored at this event for its life-saving work in the prevention, early detection, and treatment of cancer in firefighters and first responders. Arizona’s firefighters will also be recognized at the event, and to commemorate those firefighters, a special Fire and Elements theme will be incorporated into the evening.<br></div> <div> <br> </div> <div>"I am incredibly proud of the partnership between the City of Phoenix and Doctors Vershalee Shukla and Pablo Prichard from Vincere Cancer Center," said Councilwoman Pastor, "For the past five years, this cancer screening program has provided early detection and diagnoses of first responders with cancer. This program truly saves lives and I am so honored that the Vincere Foundation will be recognized at this event."<br></div> <div> <br> </div> <div>For more information about the event visit: <a href="https://givingback.org/bgbg2023" target="_blank">https://givingback.org/bgbg2023</a><br></div><br></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/district4Newsdistrict-4District 4LauraPastor
The Hive on 16th Street | On Location with Councilwoman Laura Pastorhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/district-4/2636City Council District 41/27/2023 7:00:00 AMhttps://youtu.be/H19wbcQkGBwThe Hive on 16th Street | On Location with Councilwoman Laura Pastor<div class="ExternalClassE57F080EF4244547B4431F938F24F4EA"><html> <p>​<span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span>Councilwoman Laura Pastor is kicking off the new year with an On Location episode featuring Hive on 16th. The Councilwoman chats with Hive owner Tennille Neilsen about the concept of bringing together small businesses into one cohesive space and twelve working studios. The two are able to catch up with local artisans Keri Moser and Kevin Ochoa to learn more about their small businesses.​<span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/district4Videodistrict-4District 4LauraPastor
Vice Mayor Pastor Announces Hunter Franklin Foster Care Toy and Luggage Drivehttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/district-4/2581City Council District 411/28/2022 7:00:00 AMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2581/D4 Newsroom Image.jpgVice Mayor Pastor Announces Hunter Franklin Foster Care Toy and Luggage Drive<div class="ExternalClassFB0F7864F23E4C28AE8BB2F86DEBC92B"><html> <div>​Vice Mayor Laura Pastor invites the media to attend a press conference announcing the Hunter Franklin Foster Care Toy and Luggage Drive for foster youth this Wednesday, November 30th. The press conference will start at 10 a.m. and take place in the lobby of the Renaissance Hotel in downtown Phoenix.</div> <div> </div> <div>New toy and luggage donations for children ages 10-18 will be collected starting on December 1st through December 15th. Participants are encouraged to purchase items via the<a target="_blank" href="https://www.amazon.com/registries/custom/3TVI18UBNZB4Z/guest-view"> District 4 Hunter Franklin Foster Care Drive Amazon List</a> or drop off items at the Renaissance Phoenix Downtown Hotel valet.</div> <div> <br> </div> <div><strong>What:</strong> Press Conference</div> <div><strong>Who:</strong> Phoenix Vice Mayor, Laura Pastor and the General Manager of the Renaissance Phoenix, Tracy Stoltz</div> <div><strong>When:</strong> November 30th at 10 a.m.</div> <div><strong>Where: </strong>Lobby of the Renaissance Hotel, 100 N 1st St., Phoenix, AZ 85004</div> <div><strong>Donation Link:</strong> <a target="_blank" href="https://www.amazon.com/registries/custom/3TVI18UBNZB4Z/guest-view">https://www.amazon.com/registries/custom/3TVI18UBNZB4Z/guest-view​</a></div> <div><strong>Donation Drop off:</strong> Renaissance Phoenix Downtown Hotel Valet, 100 N 1st St., Phoenix, AZ 85004</div> <div><strong>Media Contact:</strong> Cooper Payne, City of Phoenix Council PIO, (602)329-2445<br></div> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/district4Newsdistrict-4District 4LauraPastor
Join Vice Mayor Pastor for a Hispanic Heritage Month Fundraiserhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/district-4/2521City Council District 410/10/2022 8:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2521/D4 Newsroom Image.jpgJoin Vice Mayor Pastor for a Hispanic Heritage Month Fundraiser<div class="ExternalClassD965EF5D856641DD97B5D22440C30169"><html> <p style="line-height:150%;">​District 4 Vice Mayor Laura Pastor invites media and the community to a Hispanic Heritage Month fundraiser for Xico Gallery to fund art programs for youth.<br></p> <p style="line-height:150%;"> <strong>What: </strong>Chopped Guacamole Challenge</p> <p style="line-height:150%;"> <strong>When: </strong>October 12, 2022 | 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.<br></p> <p style="line-height:150%;"> <strong>Where: </strong>Xico Gallery, 829 N. 1st Street, Phoenix, AZ 85003​</p><p style="line-height:150%;text-align:center;"><img style="width:100%;max-width:540px;margin:5px;" class="cke_editable cke_editable_themed cke_contents_ltr cke_show_borders wsc-instance responsiveImage" alt="Guac Fundraiser.png" data-placement="stretch" src="https://action.phoenix.gov/users/myteam46126/Media5979.png?1665184231723" data-cke-saved-src="https://action.phoenix.gov/users/myteam46126/Media5979.png?1665184231723" /><br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/district4Newsdistrict-4District 4LauraPastor
Vice Mayor Pastor Invites the Community to the Grand Opening of CoOperate Melrose https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/district-4/2516City Council District 410/6/2022 6:30:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2516/D4 Newsroom Image.jpgVice Mayor Pastor Invites the Community to the Grand Opening of CoOperate Melrose <div class="ExternalClassC309AC622C5148578BB9B68AD7ADDB42"><html> <p>​A cutting-edge approach to shared offices and workspaces is opening this Friday in District 4! The space, called CoOperate Melrose, will officially open with a ribbon cutting in the morning, followed by a First Friday celebration in the evening — featuring live music, an art exhibition, and a food truck. <br></p> <p>"The Melrose District is already home to so much art and creativity, and CoOperate is the perfect latest addition," Vice Mayor Laura Pastor said. "I am so excited to welcome this art-meets-technology co-working space to the area."</p> <p>CoOperate was designed to offer office space solutions for everyone. Whether a startup, consultant, freelancer, remote worker, a team of entrepreneurs, or a student, CoOperate is a creative place for people to work, meet clients, and collaborate. <a target="_blank" data-cke-saved-href="https://www.cooperate.studio/" href="https://www.cooperate.studio/" style="color:rgb(101, 101, 101);">Click here to read more about CoOperate</a>.</p> <p>“As our company history reflects, we have an appreciation for old, cool buildings and creative spaces,” CoOperate Founder Quentin Abramo said. “The Melrose district perfectly aligned with our vision of honoring older buildings, allowing for adaptable reuse, and establishing a presence in a district that promotes creativity, art and architecture."</p> <p> <strong>What:</strong> CoOperate Melrose grand opening </p> <p> <strong>When:</strong> Ribbon Cutting - October 7 from 8:30 - 9 a.m.</p> <p>First Friday celebration - October 7 from 3 - 9 p.m.</p> <p> <strong>Where:</strong> 555 West Turney Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85013</p> <p> <strong>Who:</strong> Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego, Phoenix Vice Mayor Laura Pastor, CoOperate Founder Quentin Abramo<br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/district4Newsdistrict-4District 4LauraPastor
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



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