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April 20, 2021

Celebrate Week of the Young Child all Year Long

Written by Sandy Vicars, Parent Educator On Saturday, April 10th, several families joined us through Zoom as we kicked of Week of the Young Child. As we began this weeklong celebration, one of our goals was to focus public attention on the needs of young children and their families, and […]

April 2, 2021

Week of the Young Child 2021

The Week of the Young Child is almost here. Join AzCA and First Things First in celebrating early childhood education all week long! If you would like to receive materials regarding the 2021 Week of the Young Child, please fill out the form below!

March 31, 2021

First 24 Hour Virtual Auction Benefiting AzCA this April

Arizona’s Children Association (AzCA) is proud to hold the first 24-hour virtual auction benefiting AzCA’s child welfare and behavioral health services and programs across the state! Browse. Bid. Buy. is presented by the UPS Foundation and will start at 6:00 AM April 10th and bidding will close at 6:00 PM […]

March 23, 2021

Agency Update on COVID-19

To our clients, parents, supporters and guardians we serve: We are very thankful for the patience and flexibility you have shown this past year as we continue to navigate through the COVID-19 pandemic.  Your understanding has allowed us to continue our mission of protecting children, empowering youth, and strengthening families.  […]

March 15, 2021

Taking Action for Foster Kids raises over $30,000

Thank you for calling in and taking action to support AzCA this past February 17, 2021! With your help, we can provide a future they never envisioned. For the fifth year, AzCA has been able to partner with ABC15 and American Furniture Warehouse for a month-long campaign to Take Action for Foster Kids, which is accompanied […]

March 8, 2021

March is National Social Work Month

More than 700,000 social workers nationwide make life better for others, every day. The Oxford Dictionary defines Social Work as “work carried out by trained personnel with the aim of alleviating the conditions of those in need of help or welfare.” Social Workers empower people, providing the skills, resources, and […]

February 15, 2021

Supporting Diversity & Inclusion All Year Long

We recently celebrated the only United States federal holiday designated as a day of service, Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Now, we’re honoring Black History Month, a time of year when many people are talking about social justice, diversity, and inclusion. To help our staff, children and families become culturally […]

January 27, 2021

Enthusiasm for Kindergarten Readiness

Written by Salli Maxwell, Family Education & Support Services Program Supervisor at AzCA Parents are children’s first and best teachers, and I have had the honor and pleasure of meeting with those who seek support in that role, having taught classes with Arizona’s Children Association’s Family Education and Support Services […]

January 12, 2021

January Is National Mentoring Month

Across the United States, 1 in 3 youth will reach adulthood and ‘age out’ of the foster care system without the help of a stable family or mentor. Applying this to the U.S. Census demographics for 8-18 year olds, it projects that 16 million young people, including 9 million at-risk […]

December 11, 2020

The Charro Foundation Helps To Raise Readers

Arizona’s Children Association is honored to be selected to receive a grant for $5,000 to help support the Family Education and Support Services Raising-A-Reader program. 2020 marks the second year that The Charro Foundation has supported AzCA’s chapter of Raising-A-Reader. With the help of The Charro Foundation, AzCA can deliver […]