Science Happens Here is coming to the Verde Valley! This new program designed to advance STEM education in rural Arizona is a fun game designed for kids in 3rd- 8th grade. It consists of collecting trading cards from local businesses that contain science related facts.
Ruralist blogger, Liza Noland recently visited Pinetop to experience a run-through of this jam-packed itinerary, and was enlightened to a few other hidden gems that can be experienced in the Pinetop area.
Earlier this month, the Arizona Rural Policy Forum brought rural economic development professionals, nonprofits, community leaders, business owners, and other rural stakeholders to the Town of Wickenburg to share resources, empowering stories of success, and visions for the sustainable future of our Rural communities.
It was Summer of celebration as 12 Latinx micro entrepreneurs became the first Fuerza Local Business Accelerator cohort to graduate in Southern Arizona. The twelve graduates represented various industries including cosmetology, photography, IT services, finance, and of course restaurants and hospitality.
Local First Arizona Foundation and Community Development Partners brought together the greater community of El Rancho Apartments on July 28, 2018 to celebrate the grand opening of the Fuerza Local Community Kitchen in Downtown Mesa, Arizona.