Next Doors: Stepping Up to Serve Vulnerable Citizens

Copa Health rises to the needs of individuals with disabilities during the pandemic This whole pandemic thing has been hard on all of us. Everyone has their own version of the same burden we are all carrying. How do we care for our families? How do we have something even approaching a normal life? How […]

Next Doors: You — Yes, You — Can Help Fix Education in Arizona

The thing about big problems is that they’re big. You look at the big picture and all you see are barriers, things in the way that make individual impact seem impossible. I’m known to throw an old dad joke out that I use for inspiration from time to time. The joke is, “How do you […]

Next Doors: Coming to Grips with “The New Normal”

Valley arts and culture organizations fight to survive the pandemic Survival. It’s a word that has taken on a much deeper meaning during the pandemic. We’ve all been presented with a set of circumstances few of us could have imagined. The ripple effect on everyday life has been the most significant change any of us […]

Next Doors: The Tip of the Spear

TGen leads Arizona’s fight against COVID-19 on several fronts So I have to admit, I was anxious to get this interview done. After all, most people don’t have the chance right now to pick the brain of someone like Dr. Jeffrey Trent, president and research director of the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) — insight […]

Next Doors: Where Do we Go from Here?

Uniting to help during the coronavirus outbreak             The best way to deal with this crisis is to do what we’ve always done — come together as a community.             It’s difficult to figure out where to start. I’m late writing my column this month because I wanted to hold out as long as possible, […]

Next Doors: Working Toward a Solution

Glendale Works is helping homeless individuals restart their lives             It’s no secret that homelessness is a critical problem right now. You can see it as you go around the Valley. The homeless population is increasing, and so is the enormity of the task of addressing the issue.             Just one data point — in […]

Next Doors: Promoting Civil Discourse in a Cynical Age

Sandra Day O’Connor Institute sees opportunity in the clamor We live in a time when it’s difficult to discuss our differences calmly and rationally. This fact has dominated recent news cycles, when black seems white, and white seems black, and there’s no other point on the spectrum. Our country has faced moments like this before […]

Next Doors: Starving for Answers

Feeding Matters breaks new ground in pediatric feeding disorders             We all love to eat, right? It’s one of the simplest and most basic things we do as human beings. When we’re hungry, we find food. Sometimes we find too much food. We enjoy going to restaurants, or cooking at home, or pigging out on […]

Next Doors: Connecting Complicated Issues

Arizona Town Hall’s conversations show how much needs to be done to create healthier families and communities By Tom Evans             It’s a fairly simple premise — create an environment where Arizonans from all walks of life can discuss some of the issues affecting our state.             But what the Arizona Town Hall has found […]