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City IT Project Manager Recognized During Innovative Commencement https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/information-technology-services/1210Information Technology Services5/8/2020 4:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1210/Newsroom_ITS-009.jpgCity IT Project Manager Recognized During Innovative Commencement <div class="ExternalClassFCDCC77A5E00481E8CACB9F5C1D42723"><html> <div>As hard-working graduates across the country find unique ways to commemorate their academic success during this health emergency, one city of Phoenix employee will receive her diploma on stage and give an award acceptance speech using an avatar robot.  </div><div><br>Juili Kale is the 2020 graduate student recipient of the Barton Kyle Yount Award from ASU’s Thunderbird School of Global Management. The is the first time an online student has received this award for exceptional leadership since the online program was launched 15 years ago. </div><div><br>Several weeks ago, Kale received a congratulatory message from Thunderbird Dean Dr. Sanjeev Khagram with an invitation to accept the award and her master’s degree in global management during the school’s virtual convocation ceremony on Monday, May 11, using an avatar robot displaying her face. </div><div><br>“I knew I worked hard, but getting this award is an honor and I am in utter disbelief. It is slowly sinking in, as I am busy giving interviews to radio stations and news channels on the robotics and my award,” Kale said. </div><div><br>Kale joined the city’s Information Technology Services project management team a little over two years ago. She previously spent five and a half years in a project management role focused on technology initiatives and projects for aviation technology and Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.</div><div><br>“We are so proud of Juili for receiving this top award from Thunderbird. She is a true professional, and it is clear she applied the same exceptional work ethic to her education as she does to her career,” City of Phoenix Chief Information Officer Matthew Arvay said. </div><div><br>Here are links to Kale’s interviews with media outlets:<br></div><div><a target="_blank" href="https://www.cnbc.com/video/2020/05/08/arizona-state-management-school-holds-graduation-ceremony-via-robot.html">Arizona State management school holds graduation ceremony via robot​</a> - CNBC​<br></div><div><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><a target="_blank" href="https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-robot-graduation/robots-to-the-rescue-arizona-students-in-lockdown-will-still-get-their-graduation-day-idUSKBN22K18F">Robots to the rescue! Arizona students in lockdown will still get their graduation day​</a>​​​ - R​euters<span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><br><a target="_blank" href="https://www.abc15.com/news/state/asu-global-management-graduates-to-walk-with-robots-in-virtual-ceremony">ASU Global Management graduates to 'walk' with robots in virtual ceremony</a> - ABC 15  <br><a target="_blank" href="https://kjzz.org/content/1556861/robots-stand-asu-thunderbird-grads-virtual-commencement">Robots To Stand In For ASU Thunderbird Grads At Virtual Commencement</a> - KJZZ <br><br></div><div><br></div> <br></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/itsNewsinformation-technology-servicesJuili Kale controls her avatar robot for graduation.ITSgraduation, city of phoenix, IT, robots, awardsFelicia Thompson602-534-6375felicia.thompson@phoenix.govhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/MediaContact/Attachments/16/Felicia_Thompson.jpgcityofphoenixaz

 

 

Applications Open for Partner With a Principal Programhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/education/2436Education8/5/2022 9:00:00 PMhttps://youtu.be/qef0h3DIgJIApplications Open for Partner With a Principal Program<div class="ExternalClassD7259CFFD8184EC6B2C91F23334F529B"><html> <p></p> <p>Business and community leaders will be on their way back to school for the Partner with a Principal program. During the weeks of Sept. 19 through Oct. 14, local corporate executives and community leaders will work alongside Phoenix public, charter and private school principals to actively participate in the school's administration for one day. </p> <p>After experiencing the life of a school principal for a day, the principals and their executive counterparts will discuss how local businesses, community leaders and schools can form lasting partnerships to improve the quality of education, workplace readiness and leadership development programs in Phoenix.<br></p> <p>Last year, 29 businesses partnered with 10 Phoenix school districts and three charter schools. Local businesses invested in Phoenix schools and provided resources to students such as science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM) opportunities. <br></p> <p>Those interested in participating in the Partner with a Principal program, can register online at <a href="/education" target="_blank">phoenix.gov/education</a>. Applications open on Aug. 8 and the deadline to register is Friday, Sept. 2. All participants must attend a virtual information session also on Sept. 7, at 4 p.m. ​<br></p> <p>​</p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/educationVideo
MLK Awards Program Accepting Nominationshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/equal-opportunity/1458Equal Opportunity8/5/2022 8:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1458/Newsroom_EOD_013.jpgMLK Awards Program Accepting Nominations<div class="ExternalClass82D7F9EF3EB44F0584464F02A61AA990"><html> <p>If you know someone, including youth, who has made an impact on the quality of life of Phoenix residents, we urge you to nominate them for an award.</p> <p>The Living the Dream Award recognizes individuals who embody the ideas of Dr. King through their continued personal commitment to human relations and social justice.</p> <p>The Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes exceptional individuals who have made Phoenix a better place to live through a lifelong dedication to promoting social and economic justice, defending civil rights, and enhancing the dignity of all people. Nominations must emulate the lifelong dedication of Calvin C. Goode.</p> <p>The deadline to submit a <a target="_blank" href="https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=XGm5lg5PvUKK37p1V2A0a8dCr72llv1Cj74wxYXqWblUMkZCNlZaTlpVVFhQV0hXTjNHMzdSRjFOSC4u">nomination form</a> online is 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9.</p> <p>For more information, call 602-534-1279. </p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/eodNews
Applications Open For Backyard Garden Programhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/environmental-programs/2435Environment & Sustainability8/3/2022 11:30:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2435/raised bed garden 2.jpghttps://youtu.be/Uj3hPslz1LYApplications Open For Backyard Garden Program<div class="ExternalClass2E69FAB9CB8548B8BC9F48356C8C7A19"><html>​ ​The City of Phoenix Office of Environmental Programs is beginning the next cohort of the <a href="/oep/backyard-garden" target="_blank">Backyard Garden Program​</a>, where participants will receive, at no cost to them, a garden system, including training, support, and maintenance (as needed) for one year.<br><br>Thanks to American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds, the program already supplied 92 garden systems to community members in the first year. In year two, the program will provide 178 households with either a traditional raised bed garden (provided by <a target="_blank" href="https://tigermountainfoundation.org/non-profit-community-garden/">TigerMountain Foundation</a>), a regenerative agriculture system called a '<a target="_blank" href="https://lehrgarden.com/">LEHR Garden</a>,' or an aquaponics system (provided by <a target="_blank" href="https://www.nxthorizon.com/Home.html">NxT Horizon</a>).<br><br>“Literally I can go outside, harvest what I need, use it to cook that night. That's really convenient and inexpensive," said Xavier Jones, who has a city-funded aquaponics system in his backyard. He grew more than ten pounds of produce in the first few months.<br><br>Aquaponics systems grow produce on rafts floating in water. Inside the water are fish that provide nutrients for the plants, which in turn clean the water for the fish. Aquaponics expert and instructor Dr. George Brooks, Jr. makes the whole process simple for backyard gardeners.<br><br>“To see them as their individual plants start to grow and prosper and vine out and bloom and then produce fruit has been great," he said.<br><br>The City of Phoenix is looking for passionate community members with an interest in growing food and who are willing to make a yearlong commitment to backyard gardening. Gardens will be installed in either the fall of 2022 or early spring of 2023. <br><br>“It doesn't feel like work to me. It doesn't feel like a chore. It's something I'm passionate about," said Jayleen McGehee of working in the raised bed garden that was installed in her backyard for free. “I go outside, get sun, grow things, and I provide for my family, because food is expensive right now."<br><br>This program is for residents living in single-family homes only. Check out the <a target="_blank" href="https://phoenix-gov.formstack.com/forms/bgp_2_en">application</a> for the full requirements. Applications for the Backyard Garden Program are open until 11:59 pm on August 30, 2022.​<br><br><br><span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><p><br></p></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/oepVideo

 

 

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