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We Are One | Somos Uno Resiliency Fund Workers & Families Grant Program

This application is now closed. Click here for answers to frequently asked questions.  La aplicación está cerrada. Oprime aqui para respuestas a preguntas frecuentes.

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We Are One | Somos Uno Resiliency Fund Workers & Families Grant Program

Online applications will be available HERE starting on Wednesday, August 19 at 10 a.m. PST and will close on Wednesday, September 9 at 5 p.m. For information about eligibility and FAQs, please click here. Las aplicaciones/solicitudes estarán disponibles empezando AQUI el 19 de Agosto, 2020 a las 10 am PST y finalizando el 9 de…

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Our address has changed

ANNOUNCEMENT: We have moved out of our physical office at 1661 N. Swan and will be operating remotely through the first half of 2021. Before COVID-19 hit, WFSA had outgrown our office space and were looking for a new location to move into when our lease expired at the end of July. In order to…

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Statement: Silence is Complicity.

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Responding to COVID-19

Our 27th annual luncheon is ON – in your living room! Join the Living Room Luncheon at noon on Tuesday, April 28 on Facebook live or right here on our website. The event is free to allow people of all circumstances to attend, but if you are able, please consider making luncheon gift today; the…

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Call for Nominations

The Laura Penny Community Impact Award was created in recognition of Laura’s incredible accomplishments as the Women’s Foundation’s CEO from 2004-2014.  Laura was a true change maker, so in her name, this annual Award recognizes a woman leader from Southern Arizona who is making a difference in the lives of women and girls. Who do…

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New Research on Self-Sufficiency

The Self-Sufficiency Standard for Arizona 2019 examines the relationship between income, the recession, and costs to determine the ability for families across Arizona to meet basic needs. It goes beyond federal poverty guidelines to show us an accurate picture of what Arizona families need to survive without assistance – and it reveals that financial hardship…

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We’re Hiring!

The Women’s Foundation of Southern Arizona is hiring a VP of Community Impact. This position is responsible for providing strategic leadership and direction for the Foundation’s grantmaking program, research initiatives, and grant writing; for leading community outreach and engagement, fostering collaboration among partners; and overseeing the Foundation’s key programmatic work.   Visit We’re Hiring to…

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Active shooter drills are scaring kids and may not protect them. Some schools are taking a new approach. – copy

Dr. Heidi L. Pottinger, 2018-2019 Fellow. This piece was first published in NBC News online, followed by an appearance on Daily Mail TV.  “From calling them “buddy room drills” to making school psychologists available during the exercises, schools are trying to protect students — physically and mentally.”

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US school shootings: Have drills gone too far?

Dr. Heidi L. Pottinger, 2018-2019 Fellow. This piece was first published on BBC News.  school in Indiana has been criticised for apparently shooting teachers “execution style” with pellets as part of an “active-shooter drill”. The case has reignited conversations about the usefulness of drills and the methods used to prepare schools for shootings.”

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