Hirsch Academy Leading the Way for Arizona’s Growing ELL Population


In a typical Arizona elementary school, one out of every ten children speaks Spanish at home. Without parents speaking English it’s often difficult for a child to succeed, but ASU Cronkite student reporter Kassidy McDonald found one charter school is leading the way for Arizona’s growing Hispanic population…

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Phoenix suicide awareness group going viral thanks to social media focus


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PHOENIX — A Phoenix organization working to raise suicide awareness and start a conversation surrounding the stigma associated with mental health is going viral in the process.

The Commit Campaign is gaining online fame with its social media-led, photo-based campaign aimed at breaking the stigma associated with mental health, mental illness and suicide. Read full story online here. 




Joy Bus Diner: Phoenix nonprofit opens restaurant to support patients battling cancer

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PHOENIX — In Arizona, cancer is one of the leading causes of death, according to Arizona’s Department of Health Services. However, with continued medical advancements and non-profit organizations that are advocating for those battling cancer, the survival rates are starting to increase…..For full article, click here