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CCC&Y Spotlight — Coalition votes to support proposed Child Tax Credit bill

The Board of Directors of the Coconino Coalition for Children & Youth has voted to support a proposed House of Representatives bill that would expand Child Tax Credit refunds for parents.

The bill, which has received broad bipartisan support, passed the House Ways and Means Committee last week by a 40 to 3 vote. is sponsored by U.S. Senate Finance Committee Chairman Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Jason Smith (R-Mo.).

“Sixteen million kids from low-income families will be better off as a result of this plan, and given today’s miserable political climate, it’s a big deal to have this opportunity to pass pro-family policy that helps so many kids get ahead,” Wyden stated on Jan. 16 in a U.S. Senate Committee of Finance media release. …

January Contreras, chief executive office and president of the Children’s Action Alliance, made a presentation on the bill to the board during its monthly meeting on Jan. 22.

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Community Update for Jan. 30, 2024

Action Requested

• Subscribe to the Arizona Education Association Legislative Update — AEA Legislative Update: Jan 26, 2024
• Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence — Spring Training Registration Now Open

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Informed Updates for Jan. 30, 2024

Latest news from our Partners

• Arizona Friends of Foster Children Foundation announces current scholarship opportunities
• Early Childhood Day at the Capitol Advocates for Gov. Hobbs’ $100 Million Proposal
• First Things First — Volunteer opportunity and the starting lines of kindergarten

Events

• Jan. 31 — Education Forward Arizona to unveil new poll on overwhelming support for Education initiatives in Arizona at 1 p.m. MST. RSVP here
• February — Tynkertopia announces classes, special events
• February — City of Page Copper Newsletter
• Feb. 9 — Arizona Child & Adolescent Survivor Initiative (ACASI) hosting quarterly community forum
• Northern Arizona Chess Center announces Spring 2024 Chess Tournament
• Flagstaff City-Coconino County Public Library events for the week of Jan. 29, 2024

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CCC&Y Spotlight — Join us for our next Prevention Council meeting to share your story

Please join CCC&Y for its next Prevention Council Zoom meeting at 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 1. Our meetings provide our coalition partners with the opportunity to share the latest news about their projects that support children, youth and their families in Northern Arizona.

The CCC&Y Prevention Council has its roots in our long history of child abuse prevention, our most recent work with substance misuse prevention and our overall commitment to understanding the protective factors, resiliency research and assets our community needs to thrive.

Some examples include:

• Planning for previous Child Abuse Prevention Conferences
• Engaging in multiple projects with International Child Welfare expert, Kevin Campbell
• Developing a library of recorded webinars
• Initiating the PAWS community arts and education project

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Community Update for Jan. 23, 2024

Action Requested:

• 2024 Arizona Child Abuse Prevention Conference issues Call for Workshops
• Flagstaff STEM City — REMINDER – 2023-24 STEMMY Award Nominations – Deadline February 16th
• First Things First — Volunteer to be a voice for young children in your Arizona community

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Informed Updates for Jan. 23, 2024

Latest news from our Partners:

• Education Forward Arizona — The Governor’s Proposed FY25 Budget
• Stand for Children Arizona Endorses Governor Hobbs’ FY 25 Education-Centric Budget
• Chamber Radio Program features United Way of Northern Arizona 

Events

• Jan. 24 — Navajo Nation Early Childhood Program presents “Tuba City Child Find’ at the Tuba City Public Library
• Feb. 9 — Arizona Child & Adolescent Survivor Initiative (ACASI) hosting quarterly community forum
• Northern Arizona Chess Center announces Spring 2024 Chess Tournament
• Flagstaff City-Coconino County Public Library events for the week of Jan. 22, 2024
• Navajo Nation Early Childhood Speaker Series podcast for Jan. 8, 2024

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Community Update for Jan. 12, 2024

Action Requested:

* Prevent Child Abuse Arizona announces survey to find organizations that fit definition of ‘family resource center’
* Volunteers needed for Point in Time Count starting Jan. 24
* Flagstaff STEM City — 2023-24 STEMMY Award Nominations Now Open
* Providing Accessible Training and Home Support (PATHS) seeking parents to join Advisory Board
* United Way of Northern Arizona — Earning Your Trust

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Informed Updates for Jan. 12, 2024

Latest news from our Partners:

* Education Forward Arizona — 2024 State of the State: Addressing Hobbs’s Education Agenda
* First Things First report details challenges facing Arizona’s youngest children
Arizona Friends of Foster Children Foundation — 2024-2025 FAFSA now available, more news
* Children’s Action Alliance 2024 Legislative Priorities
* Arizona Center for Economic Progress 2024 Legislative Priorities

Events:

* Jan. 17 — CPLC Parenting Class at Kinsey Elementary School, Flagstaff
* Jan. 18 — Register now for ‘Ally as a Verb not a Noun: How to Support LGBTQ+ Youth in Arizona’s Child Welfare System’ webinar

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Connections Spotlight — Your membership, donations support the work of CCC&Y

We imagine a world where every person lives in peace and is supported by a thriving, resilient community.
The purpose of CCC&Y is bold and your help is needed.

When you become a member of CCC&Y, your financial contribution helps cultivate and strengthen well-informed communities by providing education and resources, bringing stakeholders together, building new systems of communication and more.

CCC&Y is building an inclusive movement of people dedicated to transforming and healing our communities.

Through leadership, education and advocacy. By becoming a member you add your name to an expansive list of individuals, families, businesses and organizations who are igniting collective action that creates better lives for children and families.

Please visit Membership Options

Make an Online Donation 

Remember, CCC&Y is a non-profit organization with a 501(c)(3) status-so your contributions are tax deductible eligible. Please consult your tax professional. 

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