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Community leaders take next steps to combat poverty

Patti Caldwell-2013-2014 Fellow. This piece was originally published by The Arizona Daily Star. “Inform. Engage. Act. This is the process by which communities across the nation have effectively addressed issues for generations ...”
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Community support is key to TUSD success

Colleen Meyer Niccum-2013-2014 Fellow. This piece was originally published by The Arizona Daily Star. “Among the many insights offered during a strategic planning session held a week ago by Tucson Unified School District leaders, a common…
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Forum, moderated by NPR’s Neal Conan, to address poverty in Tucson

Patti Caldwell-2013-2014 Fellow. This piece was originally published by The Arizona Daily Star. “Tucson needs to find solutions to its most dire, complex problem: poverty. Doing so is the objective of a community forum, ‘Poverty: The…
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Homelessness lets dubious Tucson charity go on

Patti Caldwell-2013-2014 Fellow. This piece was originally published by The Arizona Daily Star. “In an ideal Tucson, Libby Wright would not be a factor. In that Tucson, the mainline charities for the homeless — the Primavera…
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Arizona sees spike in kids placed in foster care

Patti Caldwell-2013-2014 Fellow. This piece was originally published by The Arizona Daily Star. “Pat Hatley wants to keep his small family together — but as a homeless dad, he worries every day that he might lose…
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WFSA co-founder Melody S. Robidoux continues her support in a big way

Grant is the largest in the Foundation’s 24-year history The Women’s Foundation of Southern Arizona (WFSA) recently received a landmark, half-a-million-dollar grant from the Melody S. Robidoux Foundation Fund held at the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona…
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Lying is everyday occurrence — for famous, rest of us

Cecile McKee—2014-2015 Fellow. This piece was first published by the Arizona Daily Star. “It seems like famous people make headlines for lying almost every day. But we all lie. Lying may even distinguish human language from…
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Issuing Dreamers drivers licenses tied to productive future

Anna Ochoa O’Leary—2014-2015 Fellow. This piece was first published by the Arizona Daily Star. “Last week Arizona’s new state Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced he would renew efforts to take driver’s licenses out of the hands…
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What if we could disagree, but still talk?

Teresa Cowan Jones—2014-2015 Fellow. This piece was first published in the Arizona Daily Star. “If Charles Darwin were alive today, would he see any leverage for sustainability of the human species? Darwin … is hardly known…
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Start thinking about college before high school

Shari Bauman—2014-2015 Fellow. This piece was first published by The Arizona Daily Star. “Deadlines for regular college applications generally fall between Jan. 1 and Feb. 1. That means high school seniors — and their school counselors…
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