Community: News and helpful information about organizations around the Tucson and Phoenix areas

  1. When they arrived in Tucson from Los Angeles, artist Mel “Melo” Dominguez found that they needed to find a sense of community. That’s when they met Melissa Brown-Dominguez. They found voices like those of their community missing from the local arts scene. To provide representation to those they felt were underrepresented, they opened Galeria Mitotera, […]
  2. February is Black History Month, also called African American History Month. It is a special opportunity to honor the achievements and recognize the important role of the African American community in the United States. Dr. Carter G. Woodson, known as the “Father of Black History Month,” first launched “Negro History Week” in 1926. Later, in 1976, the week became the month-long celebration we observe now.
    Feb 1, 2021
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  3. Every year, September 15-October 15 marks Hispanic Heritage Month. It’s an opportunity to recognize and celebrate the histories, cultures, and contributions of Americans who trace their roots back to Spain, Mexico, Central America, South America, and the Spanish-speaking nations of the Caribbean. The celebratory month begins halfway through September to honor the independence days of […]
  4. Tucson-based Dancing in the Streets uses the art of classical ballet to instill confidence, skill, and perseverance into the youth of the city’s south side. See for yourself how art can transform our community in a new episode of Thrive. To learn more about Dancing in the Streets, visit their website at THRIVE spotlights the innovative […]
  5. Keeping true to their name, Pivot Produce revamped their business after the pandemic hit and they lost 90% of their business in one weekend. The business pivoted to providing fresh, locally-sourced produce to Tucsonans who lack access while maintaining its mission to create a sustainable agricultural system in Southern Arizona. To learn more about Pivot […]
  6. The COVID-19 outbreak has impacted nearly every aspect of our lives and our communities. Together, as we continue social distancing and practicing other safety measures, we remain hopeful that our efforts will slow the virus’s spread and help return life back to some degree of normal. But bouncing back will likely prove more difficult for […]
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