May 15, 2020

Generosity Comes In All Sizes

You don’t need a drivers license, huge bank account or college degree to make a big difference in the lives of others. Children who make a difference are inspirational, showing us that no matter how bleak things get, there are kids who want make the world a better place. Nine-year-old […]

April 7, 2020

From Working Parent to Stay-at-Home Teacher

By Dr. Jill Stamm, Ph.D.Prevention and Brain Science Training SpecialistArizona’s Children Association How about this reality of suddenly being the school teacher you never planned on being!? Surprise… Now it’s your turn to try.  For all of us parents and grandparents who did not choose to become public school teachers […]

March 30, 2020

Agency update from Jacob, our CEO

March 30, 2020 Dear AzCA Family, We appreciate the trust you place in us and want to inform you of our latest developments in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19). Our executive leaders have been strategically preparing to implement new approaches and opportunities for expanding our reach in the community. We […]

March 20, 2020

Agency update from Jacob, our CEO

March 20, 2020 Dear AzCA Family, First and foremost, I hope you, your family and friends are healthy and safe. The team at Arizona’s Children Association has been continually monitoring information about the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and following the guidance and direction of the Arizona Department of Health Services and the […]

March 13, 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

Arizona’s Children Association (AzCA) is closely monitoring information about the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and is following the recommendations and guidelines of the Arizona Department of Health and the CDC.  Since our work is vital to the children and families we serve, all agency offices remain open. The health and well-being of […]

September 11, 2019

Arizona’s Children Association Announces New President & CEO

Arizona’s Children Association (AzCA) announced this week that its board of directors has selected Jacob Schmitt as the organization’s next President and Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. This decision followed the passing of their late President and Chief Executive Officer, Denise Ensdorff, in May of this year. “When we lost […]

August 1, 2019

Expanding Services for our Kinship Families

The number of kinship families – families who are raising their relatives’ children – are increasing rapidly here in Arizona. These families have unique challenges and need a variety of services to remain stable and ensure the safety of the children in their care. Kinship care offers children greater permanency, […]

July 30, 2019

Community leaders put on their dancing shoes for kids!

We are proud to announce the 5th Annual “Dancing for Arizona’s Children” Dance Challenge and Brunch on December 7th from 10am-2pm at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess. We invite you to attend this exciting event and help us raise awareness and funds for our Foster Care, Adoption, Kinship, and Family Education […]

July 30, 2019

An All-Nighter to Remember

Recently, nearly 70 current and former foster youth (ages 16-20) participated in the 11th Annual Maricopa County Youth Convening. This 24-hour fun and educational lock-in, led by the Department of Child Safety (DCS), took place at the First Baptist Church of Scottsdale. The event began as a way to create […]

July 29, 2019

A Legacy Worth Leaving

RED Day, which stands for Renew, Energize and Donate, is Keller Williams’ annual day of service. Each year, they celebrate this day as part of their ‘legacy worth leaving’ and embodies the generous spirit and commitment their associates have to giving back to the cities and towns they live and […]