Poverty


Mayor hosts swearing-in of 28 new citizens at City Hall ceremony

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The last step in the difficult and years-long process of becoming a U.S. citizen, the naturalization ceremony is a happy time for participants and their families. During and after today’s ceremony, people waved American flags, posed for photos in front of the flag, and spoke with great feeling about their gratitude at being part of this country.

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Group mentoring transformed these Tucson High boys into men

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Arizona Daily Star “‘When I didn’t really have a good role model, I was getting into bad things, doing bad stuff,’ he said. ‘Basically, I would have been arrested by now. Going into the group and having role models set my head straight.’” Read more…

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Women’s March in Tucson—Mayor’s prepared remarks

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Programs like Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid, that have brought a measure of security to millions and millions of older and disabled Americans; programs like the Affordable Care Act, that have insured more than 20 million Americans—these and many other programs are under attack.

Yet these are the programs that helped make this country great…

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Mayor launches Great Start Program

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The program provides school districts with tickets to distribute to students so they can experience the arts, history and science at local museums and attractions.

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From service to homeless

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Tucson Weekly “The city, working with a group of social service agencies in Tucson and the Department of Veterans Affairs, set a goal to house 1,625 vets. ‘But we exceeded that goal and now house more than 1,750 vets and we have the capacity to house more veterans,’ Rothschild says.” Read more…

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Second Chance Tucson symposium draws hundreds

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Billed as a community forum focused on overcoming challenges from prior convictions, Wednesday’s Second Chance Tucson event drew a crowd of more than 300 to the historic Fox Tucson Theatre. The event featured authors Michael Santos and Shon Hopwood as keynote speakers, as well as panelists from the Tucson community.

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