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Central City South Communities for All Ages. Lifelong Learning & Civic Engagement. Central City South. Central City South. 10,189 residents in 2 square miles Race 44% White, 7% African American, 4% Native American, 2% Asian and 34% of some other race. Ethnicity 77% Hispanic.

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central city south communities for all ages

Central City South Communities for All Ages

Lifelong Learning & Civic Engagement

central city south3
Central City South
  • 10,189 residents in 2 square miles
  • Race
      • 44% White,
      • 7% African American,
      • 4% Native American,
      • 2% Asian and 34% of some other race.
  • Ethnicity
      • 77% Hispanic
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Central City South
  • median age of 23.8
  • Children 0 -18 = 42% (4,232)
  • Adults 19 - 59 = 45% (4,643)
  • Adults 60+ = 13% (1,314)
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Central City SouthCommunities for All Ages

Older Adult (65+)Perspective

  • infrastructure issues: Lack of a pharmacy, a drinking water station, a mall, grocery store, a cafeteria (e.g. Luby’s), and closer medical services, especially for specialist
  • reliable transportation (with waits of less than 2-3 hours)
  • safety
  • adult education
  • better education for children
  • more recreation and activities, and access to computers
  • lack of quality services
  • not knowing about Services available
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Central City SouthCommunities for All Ages

Adult (19-64) Perspective

  • Increased appearance of the homeless
  • Unabated high traffic use by 18 wheeler trucks
  • Air pollution generated by the Phoenix Brick Yard.
  • Crime associated with drugs sales and use that perpetuate other types of crime.
  • Outdated and inadequate street lighting.
  • Airplane noise and pollution.
  • Open alley ways that are no longer of use, but are a source for drug dealing, prostitution and other crime.
  • Blight in the form of vacant lots and uncared for properties.
  • Unavailability of a large grocery store.
  • Lack of sidewalks.
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Central City SouthCommunities for All Ages

Youth Perspective

  • Quality affordable housing
  • Volunteering/Educational Opportunities
  • Bridging Generations Community
  • Celebrations
  • Transportation/Mobility
  • Working with decision makers
  • Leadership development
  • Community information
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Central City SouthCommunities for All Ages

Summary Issues

  • Crime
  • Blight
  • Lack of Amenities
  • Lack of adequate recreational facilities & opportunities
  • High level of transient people
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Central City SouthCommunities for All Ages

Strategies

Community Leadership Academy

Goal: continue building a pool of community residents prepared to participate in community safety projects and increasing the capacity for solving community problems from an intergenerational perspective.

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Central City SouthCommunities for All Ages

Leadership Academy

  • Two day workshop covering Personal & Grassroots
  • Graduate Reunions for continued education and networking opportunities
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Central City South

Communities for All AgesLeadership Academy Class I

“I think the Leadership Class is presented really nice. It gave me a feeling like getting Vitamin C when you have the flu! A real booster. Those kids in my class had a lot of good ideas!

You think you know everything until you hear their ideas”.

Graduate

Job Salinas

52 Year Old

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Central City South

Communities for All Ages Leadership Academy Class II

“ I did not realize that older people were really interested in what a young kid had to say. I did not think it would be that important.

It was really interesting!”

Shannon Johnson

12 Years Old

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Central City South

Communities for All AgesLeadership Academy Class III & IV

“This class made me realize I that I need to work at having better communication and more respect for my daughter!”

Graduate – Gloria Cordova

52 Years Old

leaders developing skills to be part of the changes in our community
Leaders – developing skills to be part of the changes in our community

Youth

and Seniors of the community

learning together to have a role in community change

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Communities for All AgesLeadership Academy IV2006

Saturdays,

October 7th & 14th

Contact: Eva O. Olivas to register (602) 253-6895 X 102

community for all ages leadership academy

Communities for All Ages

Community for All AgesLeadership Academy

Welcome Back Graduates!

2005-06

Leadership Academy

Graduates

Mini-Conference and

Recognition Luncheon

Reunion and Recognition

Mini-Conference and Luncheon

Saturday - August 12, 2006 10:30a-1:30p

welcome shannon johnson graduate leadership academy ii
Welcome Shannon JohnsonGraduate Leadership Academy II
  • Housekeeping
  • Cell Phones
  • (Place on Vibrate)
  • 2. Restrooms
  • 3. Food
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Person Place or Thing gameGrace Salinas – GraduateLeadership Academy I

Place

Person

Thing

game rules
Game Rules

Goal:Figure out what is on your tag!

How: Ask questions – BUT!!! They can only be Yes or No questions.

For example:

“Am I green?” Yes/No

“Am I tall?” Yes/No

Limits: You may only ask one question per person

If you need an interpreter – raise your hand!!!

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Leaders – Where, How, Why did they end up in this role?

Bill Wilson

From the rubble of a wasted life, he overcame alcoholism and founded the 12-step program that has helped millions of others do the same

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Leaders – Where, How, Why did they end up in this role?

Pancho Villa

so the saying goes,…was “hated by thousands and loved by millions.” He was a Robin Hood to many and a cruel, cold-blooded killer to others. But who was this colorful controversial hero of the Mexican Revolution and where did he come from?

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Leaders – Where, How, Why did they end up in this role?

Rosa Parks

Her simple act of protest galvanized the American civil rights revolution

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Leaders – Where, How, Why did they end up in this role?

Harvey Milk

People told him no openly gay man could win political office. Fortunately, he ignored them

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Leaders – Where, How, Why did they end up in this role

Anne Frank

With a diary kept in a secret attic, she braved the Nazis and lent a searing voice to the fight for human dignity

leadership roles
Leadership Roles
  • Yourself:

Read and Learn

Develop your personal skills

Live well – Qualities of a Leader

be adventurous
Be Adventurous!

Try Something New!

be creative
Be Creative!

Paint!!!

Write!!!

Read

Laugh!!!

start with you
Start with you!

Name 2 things that you can give to your family

Your family:

Don’t we wish!!!

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Leadership Roles

Your City

Name 2 things that you can do to build a great city!

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Leadership Roles
  • Your State

What are two ways that you can contribute in building a better Arizona

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Leadership Roles
  • National

What 2 things will you do to contribute to this great nation?

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Leadership Roles

How can you make this world a better place?

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Leaders – Where, How, Why did they end up in this role

How would you answer this question about yourself?

What stories will people remember about you and your contributions as a leader?

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Can you see it?

The Beauty of Life

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Leaders:

They share it!

They Teach it!

The live it!

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Thank you for joining us.

We are proud of YOU!

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Central City SouthCommunities for All Ages

Major Accomplishment:

Recruitment of 32 participants

80% Show Rate

100% in attendance completed the course and graduated

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Central City SouthCommunities for All Ages

Major Accomplishment:

Civic Engagement

At Entry: 40%

Current: 76%

Increase of: 36%

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Central City SouthCommunities for All Ages

Our Neighborhood – A Community for All Ages Newsletter

Goal: augment residents’ awareness of the numerous community resources available.

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Central City SouthCommunities for All Ages

2006

Distribution to date:

Number of bi-Monthly Issues have been delivered to

individual households, businesses, schools and service providers

22,500

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Central City SouthCommunities for All Ages

October 2006 Survey - Highlights

80% Increased knowledge

as a result of the newsletter

67% accessed resources

due to newsletter

62% Shared information

with friends

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2006

CCS CFAA

Advisory

Council

Membership

  • Phoenix Revitalization Corporation
  • Association for Supportive Childcare
  • Valley Christian Center
  • COP - Central Family Services Center
  • Arizona Public Service
  • Harmon Library
  • Maricopa Skills Center
  • Community Food Connections
  • COP HOPE VI - Youth Caseworker
  • Association for Supportive Childcare
  • ASU Joint Urban Design
  • Girl Scouts-Arizona Cactus Pine Council
  • City of Phoenix - HOPE VI
  • Marcos De Niza Tenant Council
  • Marcos De Niza Garden Program
  • City of Phoenix Community Initiatives
  • City of Phoenix Senior Services
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Central City SouthCommunities for All Ages

Goals: The CCS CFAA will continue to address life long learning and volunteerism as a means to impact community safety issues through the continued development of a pool of skilled residents, distribution of information and resources

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