Built in 1927, Harmon Park is legendary in Phoenix basketball circles. The park has long attracted college and pro players looking for a top-flight pickup game. It even served as a training facility for the Harlem Globetrotters. Harmon Park has become a bit worn, so the organizers of the 2017 Phoenix Final Four decided to help renovate the court with help from the NCAA. We’ll take you to the court to show you the renovations.
A Fast Pitch competition will be held for local nonprofits March 28 at the Scottsdale Center for Performing Arts. Participating nonprofits will have to give a three-minute pitch in front of a live audience to convince judges to award them cash, mentoring and communication-building training. The top prize is $20,000 a year for up to five years, plus continued hands-on attention from top business executives. Terri Wogan, executive director of Social Venture Partners Arizona, a group that brings a venture capital approach to supporting nonprofits, will talk about the fast pitch event along with Kristy Roschke, executive director of SPOT 127, the top winner of Fast Pitch 2014.
We tell you about the EPIC Early-stage Partners In Care program that helps people with early-stage memory loss and their care partners by providing free early-stage related education and training workshops designed to reduce stress, enhance well-being, and help manage challenges. Workshops include how to manage your concerns, stress and distress, how to prepare for changes because of the memory loss and how to stay engaged and plan for the future.
50 Women Can Change the World is an intensive leadership training program developed for women in Maricopa County who are emerging leaders in the nonprofit sector. The first class will graduate December 15, 2016, representing 50 nonprofits covering every area of need in a community. Gloria Feldt, the former chair and CEO of the national Planned Parenthood organization, is co-founder of Take the Lead, which will conduct the training. Feldt will tell us more about the training program.
The Gila River Arena becomes a STEM classroom for a day as students from across the state participate in the Coyotes STEM Summit. While the students learn all about the science, technology and engineering behind the arena their teachers get training in creative and innovative ways to teach STEM in schools.
Glendale resident Allysa Seely from Glendale is a triathlete who's qualified for the 2016 Rio Paralympics. The 24-year-old is an amputee with a traumatic brain injury. Hear Allysa’s story as we follow her on her training routine.
The original GI Bill is turning 72 this year. The Servicemen's Readjustment Act of 1944, better known as the “GI Bill” was enacted on June 22, 1944. There are several GI Bill programs that help military service members and their families obtain an education or training. Historian Jack August, who leads philanthropy and institutional advancement for the Arizona Capitol Museum, will talk about the history of the GI Bill.
Arizona Gives Day is a single statewide day of giving that has raised $4.5 million for Arizona nonprofits since 2013. Participating nonprofits also training and marketing support. Laurie Liles, CEO of the Arizona Grantmakers Forum, and Kristen Merrifield, CEO of the Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits, will tell us more.
We’ll tell you about “Beat the Odds,” a program aimed at training principals from low-income and Latino school districts to help improve graduation rates. That will be followed by a discussion on the issue with Yuma Union High School District Superintendent Toni Badone and Lily Mesa Lema, director of elementary education at the ASU Preparatory Academy.
Nonprofits rely on governing boards to help ensure their success. Kristin Merrifield, CEO of the Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits and Rick McCartney, publisher of In Business Magazine and a member of several boards, will discuss the importance, training and recruitment of nonprofit governing board members.
We’ll take a look at how non-profits impact the employment sector. Kimberly Hall, director of community engagement for Goodwill of Arizona and Kristen Wilson, the CEO of the Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits, will discuss the spectrum of how non-profits provide job training and jobs.
Biomimicry is the effort of researchers to use nature’s methods to help develop new technology. A new cooperative venture at Arizona State University aims to make ASU a key academic hub for biomimicry, and will launch March 3. ASU is joining forces with Biomimicry 3.8, a consulting and training firm, to open the new center. Prasad Boradkar, co-director of the Biomimicry Center, and Dayna Baumeister, the other co-director, will tell us more.
The CARE Team, formed by Governor Jan Brewer to look into uninvestigated child abuse cases, has issued its report. The 50-page report reveals that understaffing and lack of training led to the uninvestigated cases. Charles Flanagan, director of the new Child Safety and Family Services agency and head of the CARE Team, will discuss the report.
A hearing was held Friday by a federal judge who ruled Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s office was racially profiling Latinos. At the hearing, lawyers who filed the racial profiling lawsuit were expected to ask for more training for officers, better record keeping for traffic stops and a monitor to make sure the racial profiling stops. Arizona Republic Reporter JJ Hensley will give us an update.
Kids at Hope is a Phoenix-based national organization that believes all children are capable of success and has programs to foster that success. The programs work through schools to support the success of kids. Kenna Hough, Executive Director of Training and Programs for Kids at Hope, will tell us more about the organization and its goals.
The East Valley Institute of Technology’s career training programs aren’t just for high school students. They’re also for adults making a career change or wanting to acquire skills that will help them compete in today’s competitive job market. EVIT’s Adult Education Consultant and State Senator David Schapira talks about the state of adult education in Arizona.
The U.S. Department of Defense has selected Luke Air Force Base to train pilots to fly the F-35 fighter jet. Find out what that means for the West Valley Air Force base and surrounding communities from Glendale Mayor Elaine Scruggs; James "Rusty" Mitchell, Director of the Luke AFB Community Initiatives Team; and Ron Sites of Fighter Country Partnership.
Diamondbacks President and CEO Derrick Hall talks about the home team and their surprising success from last year, the high expectations for the upcoming season and the record-breaking numbers of last month's Spring Training.
On March 6th Social Venture Partners is holding its "2nd Annual Fast Pitch Social Innovation Expo." It’s the culmination of a seven-week training and mentoring program for innovative nonprofits that are effecting social change. Finalists have three minutes to make a “pitch” that could earn their nonprofit $100,000 in funding. SVP Executive Director Terri Wogan talks about the program.
The Arizona SciTech Festival has over 250 events statewide. One upcoming event takes a look at the science of baseball. Arizona State University Psychology Professor Michael McBeath will talk about the SciTech event, “Spring Training Festival: The Mad Science of Baseball.”
The U.S. Air Force has named Luke Air Force Base a preferred site for training pilots to fly the F-35. State Senator John Nelson and Charley Freericks of Fighter Country Partnership explain what it will take for Luke to land the F-35.
A recap of the 2010 Cactus League season and a look at efforts to come up with a plan to finance a new spring training facility for the Chicago Cubs. Guests include Cactus League President Robert Brinton and State Representative John McComish.
Spring Training baseball is in full swing this month, and with half of Major League Baseball’s 30 teams, Arizona’s Cactus League is as strong as ever. But there was a time when Arizona might have lost the league if not for the actions of Governor Rose Mofford. Former Special Assistant to the Governor Geoffrey Gonsher and Cactus League historian Rodney Johnson tell us how Governor Mofford saved the Cactus League.
The Chicago Cubs are a Cactus League favorite, and Mesa, Arizona has been the team’s spring training home for decades. Now, there are rumors the Cubs could go to another State in return for better training facilities. Mesa Mayor Scott Smith talks about efforts to keep the Chicago Cubs spring training home in Mesa.
A tour of the new spring training home of the Los Angeles Dodgers and Chicago White Sox, Glendale's Camelback Ranch.
Ned Colletti, Los Angeles Dodgers General Manager, talks about moving the team's spring training headquarters from Vero Beach, Florida to Glendale, Arizona.
The Glendale City Council approved a memorandum of understanding for USA Basketball to move its headquarters to Glendale. City Manager Ed Beasley talks about the project that will include a multi-court training facility and other amenities.
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More than 600 recent college graduates � with plans to become everything from doctors to lawyers to engineers to architects � were in Phoenix this summer preparing to put their careers on hold in order to teach at economically disadvantaged schools for two years. It was all part of Teach for America's first training institute held in Phoenix. We�ll take a look at this rigorous five-week training program and Teach for America's efforts to improve public education.
A space camp for teachers was held in Huntsville, Alabama recently. The Honeywell-sponsored camp exposes teachers to astronaut training and teaches them lessons that they take back to the classroom. Phoenix teacher Lynn Pinda will talk about her experience at space camp.
The city of Goodyear hopes to host the future spring training grounds for the Cleveland Indians. Goodyear is making its bid to the Arizona Sports and Tourism Authority for funding for part of the construction cost of the $118-million dollar stadium complex. Goodyear Mayor Jim Cavanaugh joins Horizon to talk about the details.
HORIZON brings you an update on the possible shifting of the spring training homes of several Major League baseball teams, including the move of the Los Angeles Dodgers from Florida to Glendale and a possible move of the Chicago White Sox from Tucson to the Valley. We talk with Glendale Mayor Elaine Scruggs.
Fifteen Arizona teachers are among 144 math and science teachers from around the world who will take part in the Honeywell Educators at Space Academy being held at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama. Mike Evans, a science teacher at Queen of Peace Catholic School in Mesa, and Christopher Sheehan, a science teacher from Madison Park School in Phoenix, will explain how their space camp training will benefit their work in the classroom.
Three stories that honor the memory of those who have given their lives in the service of their country - a medal of honor recipient, Jose Jimenez, Michael Williams who gave his life saving others in the Iraq wars, and veterans of Falcon Field return every year to honor those who fell while training in the second world war.