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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

Lifelong Learning & Civic Engagement



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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    • Outdated and inadequate street lighting.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


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    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 Ages our communityLeadership Academy IV2006

    Saturdays,

    October 7th & 14th

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


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    Communities for All Ages our community

    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


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    Welcome our community Shannon JohnsonGraduate Leadership Academy II

    • Housekeeping

    • Cell Phones

    • (Place on Vibrate)

    • 2. Restrooms

    • 3. Food


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    Person Place or Thing game our communityGrace Salinas – GraduateLeadership Academy I

    Place

    Person

    Thing


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    Game Rules our community

    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? our community

    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? our community

    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? our community

    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? our community

    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 our community

    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


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    Leadership Roles our community

    • Yourself:

    Read and Learn

    Develop your personal skills

    Live well – Qualities of a Leader



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    Be Adventurous! our community

    Try Something New!


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    Be Creative! our community

    Paint!!!

    Write!!!

    Read

    Laugh!!!


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    Start with you! our community

    Name 2 things that you can give to your family

    Your family:

    Don’t we wish!!!


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    Leadership Roles our community

    Your City

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


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    Leadership Roles our community

    • Your State

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


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    Leadership Roles our community

    • National

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


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    Leadership Roles our community

    How can you make this world a better place?


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

    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? our community

    The Beauty of Life





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    Leaders: our community

    They share it!

    They Teach it!

    The live it!


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    Thank you for joining us. our community

    We are proud of YOU!


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    Central City South our communityCommunities 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 South our communityCommunities for All Ages

    Major Accomplishment:

    Civic Engagement

    At Entry: 40%

    Current: 76%

    Increase of: 36%


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    Central City South our communityCommunities 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 South our communityCommunities for All Ages


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    Central City South our communityCommunities 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 South our communityCommunities 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 our community

    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 South our communityCommunities 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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