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Technical Training Program Equips Tucson Mothers for Self-Sufficiency

Single moms are beginning a new journey towards self-sufficiency with technical education training offered in partnership with the Women’s Foundation of Southern Arizona (WFSA) and Pima Community College. The Pathways Program began this week on May 24 and prepares single mothers for careers in growing fields that pay sustainable wages. The program consists of one…

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Young Teen Philanthropists Partner with Buffalo Exchange to Award $5K to Support LGBTQ+ Seniors

Unidas, the award-winning after-school teen program run by the Women’s Foundation of Southern Arizona (WFSA), has awarded $5,000 in funding to Southern Arizona Senior Pride, a community organization dedicated to serving the LGBTQ+ community.   The award, generously sponsored by Buffalo Exchange, allows Southern Arizona Senior Pride to deliver programming to older adults and people with…

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Women’s Foundation of Southern Arizona Awards $10K to Local Non-Profits

Harriet Silverman Small Grants Fund Supports Small Organizations Expanding Access for Women and Girls    The Women’s Foundation of Southern Arizona (WFSA) has awarded $10K in funding between two Arizona non-profits from the Harriet Silverman Small Grants Fund.   Arivaca Action Center and Southern Arizona Adaptive Sports will each receive $5,000 in funding to support their mission…

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The Women’s Foundation moved!

Women’s Foundation moved to new offices at 1661 N. Swan The Women’s Foundation of Southern Arizona announced it is moving to new offices in Tucson, Arizona this August. Several factors contributed to the need for more space, including record recent growth at both the Women’s Foundation and the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona.In the last…

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Former Board Chair Opens the 6th Donor Advised Fund at the WFSA

At the end of her term as the Women’s Foundation board chair, Mary Keane felt that she wanted to do more. She and her husband, Jim McCorry, wanted to make a personal impact in the community in an area where she was passionate while, at the same time, they wanted to continue to support the…

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2015-2016 Trustees Announced

The Women’s Foundation of Southern Arizona is pleased to announce that Allison Vaillancourt, Ph.D. was elected Chair of the WFSA Board of Trustees during its recent trustees’ meeting. Allison is Vice President for Human Resources & Institutional Effectiveness at the University of Arizona and is also a Professor of Practice in the UA School of…

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Single parenting the most common reason Tucson women are poor, study finds

Lifting Tucson up and out of its current slump could be as simple as this: Provide more support and opportunities for women and children. A recently released report, “Supporting Arizona Women’s Economic Self-Sufficiency,” shows that providing affordable child care to women, and high-quality early education to young children, are the best ways to help everyone….

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Funding for Women’s Services Down, Affecting Self-Sufficiency

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From Unidas to Harvard and beyond, One Woman’s Story of Change

Dari Zwart never expected the Unidas program to have such a profound impact on her life. And yet in the six years since graduating the program, she has seen some amazing changes. View the story on the Lovell Foundation website here.

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Project Diversifies Voices- Women-led Fellowship

La Monica Everett-Haynes and Candice Childress, University Relations and Communications writes on the OpEd Project and its first year fellows. “The University of Arizona College of Social and Behavioral Sciences worked in partnership with community leader Ann W. Lovell, as well as the Women’s Foundation of Southern Arizona, to bring a project to Tucson that…

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