- Nonprofit US organizations (with or without 501(c)(3) designation)
- Tribal Historic Preservation Offices
- State Historic Preservation Offices
- Certified Local Governments
Vail Preservation Society will be hosting a special screening of the “Voice of Vail: Stories as Big as Arizona” on Sunday, January 13, 2019 at 1:30 p.m. at the Galaxy Luxury Theatre, 100 S. Houghton Road, Tucson, AZ. You are welcome to arrive at 12:45 p.m. to gather ad connect in the lobby with Cienega H.S. Folklorico, special displays, pick up tickets and learn more about the exciting plans for the 1908 Old Vail Store & Post Office.
Tickets are only $15.00 Purchase at www.vailpreservationsociety.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org . 100% of funds raised at this special screening will support the rehabilitation and adaptive re-use of Vail’s oldest building. Our goal is for future generations to be able to see and experience our history as they create their own meaningful connections at the 1908 building.
The story of America is written in its small towns. The Voices of Vail documentary follows Vail, Arizona, The Town Between the Tracks™, through more than a century of change. It is a celebration of the people, history, and remarkable natural beauty that make Vail special. The film is accompanied by an original overture, written by Tucson Symphony Young Composer Claire Thai, and performed by the Vail Youth Symphony.
Voices of Vail was produced by Vail Preservation Society and brought to the silver screen by local filmmakers Dennis Farris and Gerald Lamb with support from Arizona Humanities and a cadre of dedicated volunteers. The film earned the Audience Choice Award at the 2018 Show Low Film Festival.
In 1880 Vail was a tiny railroad siding serving ranchers and miners whose existence, like that of the Peoples who preceded them, depended on the life-giving waters of nearby Cienega Creek. Voices of Vail provides a vision for a path forward that acknowledges the need to live harmoniously with the Sonoran Desert and honors the diverse cultural traditions that have shaped the Vail community.
The Old Vail Store & P.O. will be another Vail Preservation Society Preservation Powered by Youth project engaging Cienega H.S. Construction Tech and TSW students learning lifelong skills as they make a real and lasting impact on their community.
For more information, contact – VPS Executive Director: J.J. Lamb (520) 419-4428 or email@example.com
The AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) Southwest Region is requesting applications for team-based community service projects in Arizona. AmeriCorps NCCC is seeking projects that engage members in service for 40-45 hours per week for 6-13 weeks from April 13- July 13, 2019. Projects Concept Forms are due December 19, 2018.
Click here for the detailed instructions for creating the concept form.
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The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) is a federal agency that improves lives, strengthens communities, and fosters civic engagement through service and volunteering. By implementing several programs including AmeriCorps, Senior Corps and the Social Innovation Fund, CNCS provides opportunities for Americans of all ages and backgrounds to serve their communities and country. More than two million Americans will serve through these programs to support thousands of national and community nonprofit organizations, faith-based groups, schools, and local agencies to meet community needs in economic opportunity, education, environmental stewardship, healthy futures, veteran and military families and other critical areas. National and community service programs work closely with traditional volunteer organizations to broaden, deepen, and strengthen the ability of citizens to contribute not only to their communities, but also to our nation.
Check out the accomplishments of graduating class 24B Sun Unit in this video from the October 18 graduation ceremony: https://youtu.be/TxXC8aX_m1U. For additional information, contact Jennifer Manhoff at 202-815-5783 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Source – Kingman Daily Miner, Kingman, Arizona – June 24, 2018
Source – Main Street America Press Release – May 16, 2018
OneMain Financial and Main Street America Announce Six Winning Cities to Receive $25,000 ‘Made on Main Street’ Project Grants. “Made on Main Street”, a partnership program between OneMain Financial and Main Street America that provides community action grants for innovative beautification projects, today announced six cities from across the nation that will each receive a $25,000 grant to help improve their local communities. The six winning cities are Mesa, Arizona; Brunswick, Georgia; Charlotte, Michigan; Painesville, Ohio; The Dalles, Oregon; and Prosser, Washington. These cities join Goldsboro, North Carolina, which was awarded the first grant in March, for a downtown revitalization project that is currently underway.
“We are deeply committed to the communities we serve, and it’s an honor to help local citizens revitalize their downtown areas,” said Jay Levine, President & CEO, OneMain Financial. “Celebrating these transformational projects alongside neighbors and friends is a key element of these projects. Our local branches offer community members assistance in improving their financial health, and “Made on Main Street” is an extension of our positive footprint to help make meaningful changes. Together, we hope to build stronger communities by improving the places where we live and work.”
“Made on Main Street” organizers encouraged local changemakers to submit proposals for innovative ideas that would enhance their community. The winners were selected by Main Street America, a program of the National Main Street Center, whose mission is to build vibrant neighborhoods and thriving local economies. The winning organizations are RAILmesa (Ariz.); Main Street Brunswick (Ga.); Charlotte Rising (Mich.); Downtown Painesville (Ohio); The Dalles Main Street (Ore.); and Historic Downtown Prosser Association (Wash.).
“We received nearly 60 applications, and it was exciting to see the level of creativity, and thoughtfulness that went into the proposals for each project,” said Patrice Frey, National Main Street Center President & CEO. “While it was difficult to select only six communities, our decisions were based on the ability of local leaders to roll up their sleeves and engage with community members to create long-term economic improvement through a small, creative revitalization project.”
The winners’ proposals outlined how they will invest the money. RAILmesa in Mesa, Arizona, will help expand access to their all-volunteer community maker space, Heartsync Labs, by holding community classes, upgrading the physical space, and purchasing new tools. Main Street Brunswick in Brunswick, Georgia, plans to improve streetscapes by installing aesthetically pleasing planters, new trash receptacles, and bike racks for their bicycle-enthusiast community. Charlotte Rising in Charlotte, Michigan, outlined a proposal to transform a vacant lot into a pocket park that will host events and public programs including outdoor classes, yoga, open mic nights, and more. The Ohio- based organization Downtown Painesville, will create and manage a landscaped public space, with designated seating in and around their community’s beloved historic Gage House, thereby creating the only park and seating area in that part of the downtown district. The Dalles Main Street in The Dalles, Oregon, will improve their downtown aesthetics by restoring historic neon signs, partnering with local businesses to display them, and creating a walking tour app to connect the various sites. Finally, in Prosser, Washington, the Historic Downtown Prosser Association will work with a variety of local partners, and a large group of volunteers, and lead a two-day downtown beautification blitz, replacing non-functioning elements with new banner poles, planters, and trash receptacles.
“Made on Main Street” organizers will work with winning organizations to host a community celebration event in each community. The events, hosted by OneMain Financial, will take place this summer and fall, and will include free, family-friendly activities, food, and fun.