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Read Our 4th Quarter Newsletter – October – December 2017

October 17, 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

August 30, 2017
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

August 22, 2017
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

July 14, 2017
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

Join Us for the 5th Grandparents Ambassadors Summit

August 19, 2016
Arizona Grandparent Ambassadors statewide will gather at the 5th Arizona Grandparent Ambassador Summit next month to network and plan for next steps in their advocacy agenda.Whether you are a grandparent raising a grandchild or community supporter, your participation is welcome.  This summit is a great event to meet others in the same situation, discuss matters of concern and attend workshop sessions on legal issues, being an advocate and helping kids through traumatic situations. Read more

Your Voice is Being Heard at the Legislature

February 10, 2016
Dear Friends, Thanks to your support, four bills that will improve children’s health, education and security have moved forward this week! President and CEO Dana Wolfe Naimark testifies in support of lifting the freeze on KidsCare at the state legislature on Feb. 9. Our community showed strong and unified support for lifting the temporary freeze on KidsCare.   Read more

September is Grandfamilies/Kinship Care Month

September 1, 2015
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

A Bad Budget for Arizona

March 11, 2015
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 Policy Priorities for the Arizona Governor, State Legislature and State Agencies

December 24, 2014
Children's Action Alliance invites you to join us as we stand up for policies and practices that create a brighter future for our children and a vibrant economy for Arizona.

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

December 8, 2014
The Arizona Grandparent Ambassadors (AZGA) hosted their 4th Annual Grandparent Ambassador Summit on Saturday and it was another tremendous success.