Make A Donation
Attend An Event
Make A Donation
Improve educational and life outcomes for children, youth and young adults by advancing equity and excellence in education.
A new pilot program aimed at helping local families with young children. It works with eligible preschools, childcare centers, and family childcare homes to increase high quality early care and education in Pima County. Accelerate Quality provides coaching and technical support, small improvement grants, and program assessments. These supports help prepare programs to attain a high-quality rating through Arizona’s quality rating and improvement system, help them achieve accreditation, or help programs that are already high quality add additional classrooms or spaces so they can serve more children.
Cradle to Career
Cradle to Career brings together a broad range of partners from across sectors using data and alignment of resources to identify and spread strategies that improve educational outcomes for children, youth and young adults.
First Focus on Kids (FFK)
The First Focus on Kids (FFK) Coalition began in 1999 and continues to evolve to help move our shared early childhood agenda forward. The group includes agencies and individuals that come together to support our vision: All young children ages 0-8 in Tucson and Southern Arizona are in safe and supportive environments that promote their cognitive, physical, social & emotional well-being. The FFK Coalition publishes a regular newsletter with information and resources related to early care and education called the Pima Early Care and Education Update.
My Summer Library
The My Summer Library program represents a targeted approach to reach children in Pima County and southern Arizona who reside in low-income, high-need communities and attend elementary schools that are working to improve educational outcomes. The goals of My Summer Library are to improve 3rd-grade reading proficiency, build student’s home libraries and mitigate summer reading loss.
Family Support Alliance
The Family Support Alliance provides at-risk families the parenting resources they need to raise healthy and engaged children.
The Great Expectations Program offers free professional development to early childhood educators.
Read On Tucson
Read On Tucson provides support to seven local school districts to improve third grade reading scores.