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Two Scottsdale teens were recently honored by the 2020 Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes, a national award that celebrates inspiring, public-spirited young people from across the U.S. and Canada.

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Scottsdale nonprofit Community Celebrating Diversity’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration will continue as planned – albeit, with two major changes.

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Steve Weinberg stands in front of his garage, which is currently void of any vehicles and instead full of a variety of wood planks leaning against the wall and a workbench. 

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As the pandemic hit Arizona last year, one Scottsdale-based nonprofit was in the midst of launching a free app that would more easily deliver excess food products to nonprofits helping to feed the hungry.

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Scottsdale Bible Church and the City of Phoenix partnered for the “Bridging the Digital Divide” initiative to raise $1 million last month for more than 5,200 laptops for students in need.

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COVID-19 has drastically affected nonprofits and individuals across the county. As social distancing became a daily reality, annual fundraising events were put on hold, reconfigured to be held virtually or ultimately cancelled.  

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Jeff Gordon shattered his kneecap and tore his ACL in a skiing accident his sophomore year at UCLA 38 years ago. But, even after multiple surgeries, the 59-year-old man has never had full range of motion in his knee – until now. 

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Jobs for America’s Graduates has named Coronado High School Principal Amy Palatucci the recipient of its 2020 National Educational Leadership Award.

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Connecting with a foster child virtually in a pandemic can be tough, but that hasn’t stopped southern Scottsdale resident Roger Lurie from continuing to volunteer as a Court Appointed Special Advocate, or CASA.

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