Tag: Coconino Coalition for Children & Youth

CCC&Y Spotlight — Executive director Virginia Watahomigie serves as vital link to support members, partners and community to benefit local children and families

We ignite collective action that creates better lives for children and families.”

That is the Mission Statement of the Coconino Coalition for Children & Youth. And with a county as large as Coconino (second largest in the nation), with an individual, non-profit and for-profit membership approaching 100, and a diverse, dedicated and talented board of directors — it takes a special individual to bring all these moving parts together to benefit families throughout Northern Arizona.

Virginia Watahomigie joined CCC&Y in September 2016. In a CCC&Y news posting at the time, she said: “The opportunity to work with CCC&Y is rewarding and very exciting as the work and reputation of the Coalition is impeccable. I have found the members to be genuinely dedicated to children’s issues. I feel privileged to further this mission, as well as, continue building relationships with the community” …

“I’ve had the pleasure of working with Virginia since she took over as executive director in 2016,” said Jennifer Hernandez, project manager with the Center for the Future of Arizona; past vice-president and current member of CCC&Y’s board of directors. “Virginia leads with compassion and an extensive knowledge of mental health and youth well-being. She has greatly expanded the coalition’s footprint and deepened the work in the community.”

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CCC&Y Spotlight — Coalition outreach efforts continue with Flagstaff Mall event, upcoming STEM Celebration on April 27

COCONINO COUNTY — With a variety of children and youth entertainers performing on the main stage, representatives from various community health and welfare organizations—  including CCC&Y — shared information with parents at the annual “Celebration of Youth Day with Performing Arts” event on April 19, 2024 at the Flagstaff Mall.

Presented by the Flagstaff Mall, the event featured a number of information tables for parents staffed by representatives from the Arizona Dept. of Economic Security — Arizona Early Intervention Program (AzEIP), Boys & Girls Club of Flagstaff, Coconino Coalition for Children & Youth, Coconino Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children (CASA), FIT4MOM, Lived Black Experience in Flagstaff, Northern AZ Chess, North Country HealthCare and Northland Family Help Center.

… Up next for the Coalition’s outreach effort will be the 2024 Annual Community STEM Celebration to be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 24, 2024 at the Fort Tuthill Fairgrounds.

Flagstaff STEM City invites everyone to join in this FREE celebration of knowledge, innovation, and community collaboration featuring both indoor and outdoor exhibits.

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CCC&Y Spotlight — Coalition provides update on Systems Change Grant Project and October symposium

Thank you so much for being in partnership with the Coconino Coalition for Children & Youth! I wanted to send you some quick updates and also encourage some action!

We continue to partner with the City of Flagstaff and Coconino County on a Systems Change Grant project we have titled Reimagine Community. I wanted to share this 60 sec promo with you (notice that there are 2 trainings available for City and County employees that will be rolling out in the coming months).  

I am sharing this to both keep you updated about our work, but the video also sums up much of the work we do here at CCC&Y through the prevention council, the newsletter, training, advocacy and more.

Save the date!! Oct 22 or Oct 23 (we have two identical days so you have a choice!) As part of the Reimagine Community project we will be hosting a live Zoom Systems Change Symposium.  *speakers and event agenda currently under design thanks to our planning committee.

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