Arizona Theatre Company Awards National Latinx Playwriting Award

Eliana Pipes, a playwright, actor and filmmaker, has won Arizona Theatre Company’s 2020 National Latinx Playwriting Award for Dream Hou$e, which follows two Latinx sisters on an HGTV-style show who are selling their family home, hoping to capitalize on the gentrification of their “changing neighborhood.”  Pipes, the recipient of the 2019 Academy Gold Fellowship for Women […]

Stephanie Parra Named Executive Director of Arizona Latino Leaders in Education

Arizona Latino Leaders in Education (ALL in Education) has named Stephanie Parra as its new Executive Director. ALL In Education, an education advocacy group in Arizona that ensures communities most impacted by education inequities are the ones making decisions for ALL children, is particularly concerned with the substantial opportunity gap in academic success rate for […]

Greater Phoenix Chamber Honors Three with 2019 ATHENA Awards

The Greater Phoenix Chamber announced the 2019 ATHENA private sector, public sector and young professional award recipients during its 32nd Annual ATHENA Awards Luncheon on Nov. 15 at the J.W. Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge. Sherri Collins, Executive Director, Arizona Commission for the Deaf and the Hard of Hearing, earned the 2019 ATHENA Businesswoman of the Year Award in […]

Xico Recognizes Arizona School For The Arts At Annual Gala

The Event: Xico Goes Hollywood The Cause: Xico, Inc. Mission: The mission of Xico, Inc. is to nourish a greater appreciation of the cultural and spiritual heritages of the Latino and Indigenous peoples of the Americas throughout the arts. Premier Sponsor: Bank of America Video Sponsor: APS Date held: March 1, 2019 Venue: Renaissance Phoenix […]

Dorrance Family Foundation Provides $300,000 Matching Grant to Rancho Feliz

The Dorrance Family Foundation of Scottsdale has issued a $300,000 matching funds grant to Rancho Feliz for the construction of its new “La Hacienda Feliz” volunteer dormitory in Agua Prieta, Sonora, on the U.S./Mexico border, 230 miles south of Phoenix. The donation will enable U.S. and Mexican volunteers to be housed together as they build homes, distribute food […]

New SMoCA Exhibit Features Work of Prominent Mexican Artists

Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art will feature two of Mexico’s most prominent artists in its new two-part exhibit, “Double Agents: Carla Fernández and Pedro Reyes,” which envisions an alternative future through artistic practices. The two featured artists, who are also life partners, will collaborate for the first time on the exhibit in the form of […]

Culture, Concussions and Community

Our cover story on how José A. Cárdenas and Dr. Javier Cárdenas demonstrate the importance of work, the value of family and the commitment to building community.