Blog Updates

Cradle to Career Partnership Receives Support from StriveTogether for an Equitable Recovery

StriveTogether, a national network working to bring communities together around data to make decisions and improve results for kids, today announced the Cradle to Career Partnership for Pima County as an awardee for the Challenge Fund. Pima County joins fifty other communities across 26 states to deliver more equitable outcomes for children and families. These communities are part of the Cradle to Career Network, a national movement led by StriveTogether to ensure every child has every opportunity to succeed.


Summer Meal Programs

TUSD - the Summer Food Services Program for Children provides free breakfast and lunch meals during the summer break to children 18 and under. Breakfast and lunch are provided Monday-Friday at the bus stops listed on the schedules. The Program will run from May 26-June 30, 2020. Details here
Sunnyside, Flowing Wells, Marana, Amphi, and other districts will start summer meal service on May 26. All locations, unless otherwise noted in the details below, are distributing free meals to all children ages 18-and-under, there are no income requirements, and children do not need to be enrolled in the district or school they are picking up meals from. In some cases, children also do not need to be present at pickup, but adults will need to show some form of documentation for the children they are picking up meals for. Details here
The Arizona Department of Education put together a mapping tool when school closures began — where you can enter in your address and find the closest school meal site to you — and many of those sites are continuing meal service during summer. Details here

Early Grade Literacy Educators Continue to Learn While Doing

Even during the evolving COVID-19 outbreak, third-grade reading remains a priority for C2C leadership.
In January of this year, school teams from seven sites gathered to learn how to take a scientific approach to problem-solving and apply it towards overcoming the longstanding challenges to increasing achievement and decreasing inequities in early literacy

What Tenants Need to Know

We know that many of our neighbors are facing evictions and are not sure how to avoid eviction or how to seek rent assistance.  Pima County Constables, the Innovation for Justice program at the UA Law School, and the Pima County Community Action Agency collaborated on this flyer, in both Spanish and English, was created to help people understand

  • how to communicate with their landlord
  • what to do if facing an eviction notice
  • where to seek help for rent and other assistance


United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona Community Resources

United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona has created a comprehensive list of community resources available to those affected by COVID-19. To view this list, please visit the United Way's page here 

Parent and Community Resources Provided by Expect More Arizona

Expect More Arizona has compiled a comprehensive list of parent and community resources for Arizona Families during COVID-19. Please visit their website here to learn more.


Updated District Grading & Graduation Requirements

Following the announcement of school closures through the end of the 2019-2020 school year, C2C’s partner districts have adjusted grading and graduation requirements, ensuring that students on track to graduate this May are afforded the opportunity to do so, while also allowing for flexibility as they and their families adapt to challenging circumstances. The changes for C2C’s partner school districts can be found below, and will be updated as each district approves new guidelines:

District Resources

C2C's partner school districts are providing access to meals and wi-fi across the county. To find hours and location of these services, please use our interactive map:

School Teams Jump Into Testing Literacy Practice Changes

Following the launch of C2C's Early Grade Literacy Change Network, the seven schools participating have jumped into their improvement initiatives

Three Collaborative Strategies Launch to Re-Engage Opportunity Youth

On February 12th, members of the Youth on the Rise Change Network and members of the United Youth Leadership Council attended the quarterly meeting. The impact that Youth on the Rise has on Pima County Opportunity Youth continues to grow, as reflected in data presented during the YOTR quarterly meeting this week.

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