By Jasmine Spearing-Bowen | Nov. 30, 2017
BUCKEYE - They were teenagers from Venezuela, drawn to Arizona’s Elite 1 Academy with hopes of playing college basketball or making it to the NBA.
From disconnection to opportunity: Zip Code Project aims to reconnect the ‘disconnected youth’ of Arizona
By Lysandra Marquez | Nov. 30, 2017
MARYVALE — Teen pregnancy, difficult living situations, immigration status and mental or physical disabilities are some of the reasons young people in the United States become ‘disconnected.'
By Lysandra Marquez | Nov. 20, 2017
TEMPE – When Talia Fuentes fills out the race/ethnicity portion of the United States Census, she checks three boxes: Hispanic, Native American, and Caucasian. But up until 2000, Fuentes, and others like her, would have only been able to check one box.
By Lysandra Marquez | Nov. 9, 2017
FOUNTAIN HILLS — Maria Torres sat in her daughter’s living room remembering the day Hurricane Maria made landfall in her town of Yabucoa, Puerto Rico, and changed her life forever.
By Lysandra Marquez | Nov. 2, 2017
PHOENIX — Thousands of miles from home, ten 17-year-old young men living in Arizona found a way to connect to their roots.
By Lysandra Marquez | Oct. 27, 2017
TEMPE — One takeaway from the Arizona Computer Assisted Language Learning conference was that mixing technology and languages, could soon make textbooks a thing of the past.
Through open mic, Valley community bands together to help those still affected by Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico
By Lysandra Marquez | Oct. 26, 2017
PHOENIX — Hurricane Maria made landfall on the island of Puerto Rico roughly 36 days ago, a number etched in Amber Cordoba’s mind as she thinks about the destruction and chaos faced day after day by those still on the island.
By Lysandra Marquez | Oct. 23, 2017
PHOENIX – Hundreds of people gathered at the Phoenix Convention Center last Friday to learn more about the diverse opportunities within the Phoenix Police Department, and for many it was also a chance to see if they had what it takes to join the ranks.
By Lysandra Marquez | Oct. 20, 2017
PHOENIX — “Let’s all take one deep breath together, and I’d like you to turn to the person to the left, or right of you and I’d like you to say to them, ‘I’m glad you’re here and I will not forget this moment,’” said Jenny McLellan, in front of those who attended the 22nd Annual Candlelight Celebration for Mental Health Awareness in downtown Phoenix.
By Lysandra Marquez | Oct. 12, 2017
PHOENIX — Even when he was 20 years old, Paul Penzone knew he wanted a career in law enforcement. Now as Maricopa County Sheriff, he’s working on changing the legal and political legacy of former Sheriff Joe Arpaio.
By Lysandra Marquez | Oct. 9, 2017
PHOENIX — Hispanic Heritage Month is observed across the United States from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15 and it celebrates the cultures, customs and traditions of many Latin countries.
By Lysandra Marquez | Oct. 5, 2017
PHOENIX — Jose Guadalupe Conchas stood in front of five candles adorned with black roses, and carefully lit each one as a symbolic tribute to the recent string of disasters, natural and man-made.