This month's featured Ambassadors are City Square Church.
Since July 2012, City Square Church has been establishing itself in downtown Phoenix as the first progressive faith community committed to gathering where the people of Downtown Phoenix gather. From coffee shops to bars, art galleries to community theatres, city parks to neighborhood associations. City Square Church is moving beyond the walls of the church to reinvent the way people gather around spirituality generally and Christianity in particular. For more information on who we are or where you can find us go to CitySquareChurch.org.
This club pays tribute to our very special donors who make an outstanding personal effort to help raise funds or donate their time in a special way for our common purpose.
We hereby certify that Edkey, Inc. - Children First Academy of Phoenix provides this as our official community notification that it is our intention to submit an application for the 21st Century Community Learning Center (CCLC) program for education and related activities that will complement and enhance our students' academic performance and achievement. This is a requirement by the U.S. Department of Education, Non-Regulatory Guidance as official public notice.
Children First Academy of Phoenix A Charter School in Phoenix, Arizona
Children First Academy inspires the motivation to learn by engaging students as critical thinkers, problem solvers and active citizens; they strive to serve the whole child by providing hope, fostering strength and facilitating self-determination.
100 percent of the students and their families are at or below the poverty line and a vast majority of the students are homeless. There are approximately 350 students, grades K-9, being educated on its grounds. The school provides stability and hope for kids amid a chaotic world of homelessness and hopelessness; many of the children live in motels,shelters and many live doubled up . Children First Academy works to provide the necessities, care and attention that so many homeless and low socioeconomic children lack.
Children First Academy recognizes that educating children requires more than a classroom,desk and textbooks. We provide the following for our students and their families;
Our six buses travel over 450 miles a day; changing routes to accommodate the transitional lives of students’ families. This provides a consistent and stable environment for our kids.
Food & Clothing
Once a month, food boxes are given to families.
As a result of community donations, families receive hygiene kits, clothing, furniture and household items.
Social Services & Medical Care
A full-time counselor is on staff to work with individuals and groups of students. CFA-P also houses Sequoia Support Services, a behavioral health agency for Sequoia Charter Schools. Children and families are provided counseling services, individual, family and group. Parents are offered FREE parenting classes and support groups each Monday 4-6. For more information, you can go to sequoiasupportservices.org or call us at 602-422-9951. Or call Bonny Beach, Program Director 602-448-0935
We are also in partnership with www.infantCPR.com. They provide comprehensive online CPR training specializing in pediatric techniques. Please contact us if you would like to receive free CPR training through infantCPR.com.
Students are provided proper onsite medical and dental care through a partnership with Phoenix Children Hospital and Community Dental. These services include immunizations, health screening and vision and hearing assessments.
To learn more about the school or to make a monetary donation or to learn about volunteering, please contact Nancy Harris at email@example.com
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