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Read Our 4th Quarter Newsletter – October – December 2017

Click here for our latest newsletter detailing what’s happening with the Arizona Grandparents Ambassadors this quarter. Read more

Southern AZ Congressional Reps Grijalva and McSally Announce Support for Arizona Grandparents Raising Grandkids and Other Kinship Families

Southern Arizona’s two members of the U.S. House of Representatives, Raul M. Grijalva and Martha McSally, today joined the Arizona Grandparent Ambassadors (AZGA) to announce their support for Arizona grandparents raising grandchildren and other kinship families. Grijalva (D- AZ) and McSally (R – AZ) plan to introduce a bipartisan resolution on the floor of the House when they return from recess, declaring September as “National Kinship Caregivers Month.” The intent of the resolution is to draw attention to the growing number of children being raised by grandparents, and other family members and the challenges they face. Read more

Register Now for the 2017 Grandparents Summit in Phoenix

Join Children’s Action Alliance and the Arizona Grandparent Ambassadors for the 2017 Grandparents Ambassador Summit, taking place next month in Phoenix. This one-day program is energizing and packed with useful information, tips for grandparents raising grandchildren and other kinship families, interactive workshops and friendship building experiences. All kinship families are welcome, whether you are a licensed foster family through the Department of Child Safety or have an informal placement in your home. Read more

Our Summer Newsletter for June – September 2017

Posted July 14, 2017 to Grandfamilies, Grandfamilies | Comments (0)
Please enjoy the latest edition of our newsletter from Arizona Grandparent Ambassadors. The Grandparents Summit is fast approaching, taking place on September 9th in Phoenix. Register today – information is available online. Read more

September is Grandfamilies/Kinship Care Month

Sixteen cities across Arizona have proclaimed September as Kinship Care Month, a time to recognize grandparents and other family members raising children who cannot be cared for by their own parents. Thank you to the following mayors for their support at September 1st news conferences in Pima and Maricopa Counties: Jackie Meck of Buckeye, Jonathan Rothschild of Tucson (pictured below), and Tom Schoaf of Litchfield Park. Read more

See how your legislators scored in the 2015 Legislative Report Card

Each year, the 90 members of our state legislature vote on dozens of bills that shape the education, health and safety of Arizona’s children and families. CAA believes that every lawmaker has the responsibility to vote for kids, and our legislators should be held accountable and measured on their performance.

A Bad Budget for Arizona

In the early hours of Saturday, March 7, the Arizona legislature passed the budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2015. While the budget balances revenues and expenditures for one year, it lacks a greater vision for Arizona's children and families and future.

2015 Grandparent Day at the Capitol

ARIZONA GRANDPARENT AMBASSADORS, Invites you to Grandparent Day at the Capitol on Monday, February 23, 2015 from 9:30 am to 3:00 pm. Please RSVP: toryanderson@gmail.com by February 19 Include your name, street address, and cell phone number.

Congratulations to the Arizona Grandparent Ambassadors on another successful Statewide Summit!

The Arizona Grandparent Ambassadors (AZGA) hosted their 4th Annual Grandparent Ambassador Summit on Saturday and it was another tremendous success.

Grandfamilies: Don’t miss the 4th Annual Grandparent Ambassador Summit!

Don’t miss the 4th Annual Grandparent Ambassador Summit! It is a day full of networking, advocacy, education and fun for you and your grandchildren.The day will include breakfast, lunch, fabulous workshops, a panel of legislators, resource tables and inspiring speakers.