Jun 13

Adult Adaptive Program Starts Snack Cart

Posted on June 13, 2019 at 9:52 AM by Adam Rosen

Participants in the city’s Adult Adaptive Program will be selling homemade muffins, cookies, breakfast bars, sandwiches, and veggie and fruit cups from the new Prickly Pete Pop-Up Snack Cart from 9-11 a.m. every Tuesday and Thursday.

The Adult Adaptive Program offers a wide range of activities and employment opportunities for individuals with developmental disabilities and their families and/or caregivers. Visit the Prickly Pete cart at the Peoria Main Library.

Jun 13

Become a Holiday Marketing Pro on June 20

Posted on June 13, 2019 at 9:52 AM by Adam Rosen

Learn how to develop a holiday marketing plan at the Peoria Forward workshop, Christmas in July: Building a Community Guide to Holiday Marketing Part 1.

In partnership with the ASU Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program, Peoria Forward is hosting this workshop on from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, June 20 at The Collective, 8271 W. Lake Pleasant Parkway. 

Attendees will learn how to collaborate will Peoria entrepreneurs, businesses, artisans and the community to create a holiday marketing campaign that capitalizes on the holiday season. The second part of this workshop will be on Saturday, July 20, where attendees will actually create the content and materials needed to pull off such a campaign. 

Jun 11

Peoria Opens Community Resource Center

Posted on June 11, 2019 at 4:01 PM by Adam Rosen

Important information and referrals for financial, health care, child development, nutrition services and more will be offered at the new Community Assistance Resource Center in Peoria. The city of Peoria will host a grand opening for its first resource center at 9 a.m. Thursday, June 27 at the Peoria Community Center in Old Town Peoria.

“The well-being of every person and every family in our community strengthens our whole community,” said Mayor Cathy Carlat. “This center provides access to opportunities for health, stability, and self-sufficiency; and I’m thrilled we are opening the door to the resources that will assist our residents as they strive to live their best life.”

Funded through Community Development Block Grant Program and the Peoria General Fund, the new Community Assistance Resource Center will house several non-profit organizations that can provide a wide range of assistance to Peoria residents. Bloom 365, Child Crisis Arizona, Marc Community Resources, WIC, Stepping Up for Seniors, FSL, Benevilla, Arizona at Work, JAG and Medicare Planning Solutions will be partnering with the PeoriaSUPPORT program to have a presence at the center. Residents can get information, attend workshops, sign up for assistance or consult with experts.

“The implementation and commitment to a local resource center truly recognizes the needs of our residents to have services which are closer to home, easy to access and available from a continuum of providers,” said Carin Imig, Peoria’s Community Assistance Manager. “By working with such a wide variety of professional non-profit service providers, we are able to offer more holistic services and approaches to some of the most difficult issues someone may be facing individually or as a family.”

For more information about the grand opening or the resource center, call 623-773-7070.