The Grand Opening! October 27 and 28, 2011
With children filing the courtyard and a host of policy makers, movers and shakers, and community stakeholders, Educare Arizona Board member and Southwest Human Development CEO Ginger Ward, Educare Arizona Executive Director Billie Enz, and Educare Arizona Board President and Balsz School District Superintendent Jeff Smith cut the ribbon on this new, state of the art early learning facility in Phoenix, Arizona; the next evening, donors joined Steve for tours, speeches and a celebration of all we've accomplished.
Of course, the real work begins now. Our teachers are developing innovative new ideas for excellence in the classroom, strategic policy sessions are shaping our goals for the next decade and beyond, and local talent - like artist Joan Baron, and our creative neighbors and new supporters of Educare Arizona - are infusing the culture of the school with the diversity that populates its community.
Getting to tour the people with whom we've been talking about Educare Arizona for years was a very meaningful moment in time for Steve and me, and we look forward to seeing each of you at some point down the road. Please know how much your support has meant and will continue to mean to us and to the young MVPs we serve.
With hopes for a peaceful season,
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