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Phoenix Arizona Volunteer Fair Phoenix Workforce Connection by quotes

Phoenix Workforce Connection

Join us at our Volunteer Fair where you can meet with organizations such as AZ Humane Society; the AZ Children’s Hospital; Sun Sounds; Catholic Social Services; Phoenix Youth at Risk; State of AZ; City of Phoenix and more. Help others while you help yourself!  Equal Opportunity Employer/Program  Auxiliary Aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. Please contact 602-262-6776 or City TTY Relay / 602-534-5500 as early as possible to coordinate needed arrangements.

• Network with those who share your interests
• Enhance marketability and skills
• Keep your resumé active

Phoenix Workforce Connection
9801 North 7th Street
Phoenix, AZ 85020

JOIN US FROM . . . 9 to noon, Thursday, June 25, 2009

Phoenix Workforce Connection Volunteer Fair

The Phoenix Workforce Connection (PWC) offers workforce, employment, training and career information in the Phoenix metropolitan area.

Volunteer Fair at Phoenix Workforce Connection


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International Women’s Day – Thursday, March 6 by azhttp
February 8, 2008, 8:24 pm
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The purpose of the annual Phoenix celebration of International Women’s Day is to eliminate all forms of discrimination against women and to raise money for scholarships for women to continue their education. For the past 16 years, the city of Phoenix, the International Women’s Day Steering Committee and Phoenix Women’s Commission have hosted a luncheon to recognize the resilient spirit of women around the world and raise funds to provide educational scholarships to re-entry women interested in furthering their education.

Since the first Phoenix International Women’s Day event in 1991, the message advocating human rights for women worldwide has reached tens of thousands of attendees. Our speakers have made us more aware of the global community of women and more appreciative of the freedoms we enjoy in our own country. We have been both moved and uplifted by the presentations of internationally recognized business leaders, educators, civil rights leaders, politicians, media representatives, authors and poets.

Gloria Steinem was the first keynote speaker. Other speakers have included Betty Mahmoody, author of the book “Not Without My Daughter;” Bella Abzug, former U.S. Congresswoman from New York (deceased); Patrica Russell-McCloud, J.D., professional orator; Mahnaz Afkami, president of the Sisterhood is Global Institute; Marjorie Agosin, human rights activist and poet; Deborah Norville, veteran journalist and anchor of the newsmagazine show, Inside Edition; Pegine Echevarria, internationally known author and motivational speaker; Lisa Ling, seasoned reporter and co-host of ABC Daytime The View; Susan L. Taylor, editorial director of Essence magazine; Laura Liswood, secretary general, Council of Women World Leaders; Julianne Malveaux, Ph.D., president and CEO, Last Word Productions, Inc.; Chin-Ning Chu, president, Strategic Learning Institute and author; and Indra Nooyi, president and CEO of PepsiCo.

The annual celebration worldwide of International Women’s Day on March 8 commemorates the continuing struggle of women to improve their lives and status. The roots of this special day go back to March 8, 1857, when hundreds of women workers in the garment and textile industry in New York City engaged in a bold and desperate action to improve their lives. They demonstrated against the brutal 12-hour work day/six days-a-week work schedule, pathetically low wages and increasing arduous workloads. They called for equal pay for women and improved working conditions. Their call for social and economic justice was ignored; their protest was harshly dispersed by the police.

These women, however, did not give up. Three years later, they formed their own labor union, again demanding improved working conditions. More than 50 years later in 1908, women from the needles trade industry demonstrated for the same issues adding to their demands the right for women to vote and laws against child labor. In 1920, German labor leader Clara Zetkin suggested that March 8 be proclaimed International Women’s Day in memory of early struggles by women to improve their lives.

The work is not yet done. Working together we can all realize the goals, dreams and aspirations of women that are deeply rooted in our history.

The 2008 Phoenix celebration will be held on Thursday, March 6, at the Phoenix Convention Center. For sponsorship opportunities, contact the city of Phoenix Equal Opportunity Department at 602-261-8242/voice or 602-534-1557/TTY.



LinkedIn® Live! Phoenix Event by quotes

The November 6th event was called “The best networking event I have ever been to.” by a large percentage of the participants.

LinkedIn® Live!

Phoenix Event

“LinkedIn” and it’s logo are registered trademarks of the LinkedIn Corporation.

Handlebar J’s

7116 Becker Lane

Scottsdale , AZ 85254

Tuesday January 8th 2008

5:30 – 7:30 PM

We are pleased to announce the next LinkedIn® Centric event in the Phoenix Market at Handlebar J’s!

The LinkedIn® Live! Event brings the top LinkedIn® Users together with key members of the Greater Phoenix Metropolitan Community (who should be top Linkedin® users) and introducing them to each other, and to IA and its mission.

This month, the event is co-produced in alliance with the Arizona Technology Council .

LinkedIn Live! is a Free Event with appetizers sponsored by Lumension Security and a Cash Bar.

Register Now

And bring one or two of your most connected LinkedIn® connections!

Join us as we further unlock the power of the extended Metro Phoenix network!

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Mesa residents encouraged to “Treecycle” by azhttp

Mesa residents can help the City of Mesa give the environment a present this

holiday season by recycling their Christmas trees. Residents are encouraged

to bring their tree to any of the free drop-off locations listed below.

Residents are asked to remove all nails, stands, tinsel and ornaments from

trees. Flocked trees will not be accepted because the flocking does not

break down in the environment.

The following 24-hour drop-off sites will be open Dec. 26-Jan. 13:

City of Mesa Solid Waste Management Department, 730 N. Mesa Dr.

East Mesa Service Center, 6935 E. Decatur St.

Superstition Springs Police/Fire Substation, 2430 S. Ellsworth Road

Mountain View Park, 845 N. Lindsay Road

Dobson Ranch Park, 2363 S. Dobson Road

Residents wishing to take their trees directly to the Salt River Landfill at

Gilbert Road and the Beeline Highway can do so between 6 a.m. and 5 p.m.,

Monday through Saturday. Mesa residents will need to have a current Arizona

driver’s license. Curbside pickup also is available for $10 and must be

requested by Jan. 4. Residents should contact the Solid Waste Management

Department at (480) 644-2688 for more information or to schedule a pickup

time. Additional information may also be found by visiting the City’s Web

site at www.cityofmesa.org/waste.

Finally, Mesa also accepts donations of live potted trees, which will be

planted in Mesa City parks. Live trees five feet or taller will be accepted

at any Mesa Fire Station. The Christmas “Treecycling” program is sponsored

by the City of Mesa and the Salt River Landfill.



Tempe offers Christmas tree disposal drop-off sites by azhttp

TEMPE, Ariz. – When the holidays are over and decorations are tucked back

into storage, Tempe residents have handy options for disposing of their

Christmas trees – which should not be placed in garbage containers. Trees

can be dropped off from 7 a.m. to noon on Fridays and from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.

on Saturdays at the city’s Household Products Collection Center, 1320 E.

University Dr. Additionally, trees can be dropped off at the parking lot

west of Kiwanis Park Recreation Center,

6111 W. All-America Way, 24 hours, seven days a week. Both sites will accept

trees through Jan. 20. The city also collects trees during normal monthly

collection for brush and bulky items. Visit

www.tempe.gov/recycling/uncontainedschedule.pdf to find out when your

neighborhood is scheduled for monthly collection. For information, call

480-350-8265.



Help for Alzheimer’s Caregivers by azhttp

Help for Alzheimer’s Caregivers

New research by The Hartford Financial Service Group in conjunction with the

MIT Age Lab and Boston University helped to develop “At the Crossroads,” a

new booklet designed to help Alzheimer caregivers make the difficult

decision on when their loved one should stop driving.

You can reach the story directly by going to

http://www.mediaseed.tv/home.aspx?Story=34143



Free Income Tax Preparation – EITC by quotes

Volunteer tax preparers and translators needed for Earned Income Tax Credit initiative

For Other Free Income Tax Preparation locations contact Community Information & Referral at 01-602-263-8856

Tempe, Arizona – Volunteer tax preparers and translators are needed at free income tax assistance sites in Tempe and Guadalupe on Saturdays from January 26 to April 12, 2008.

The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), created by Congress, returns money from overpayment of taxes to workers with modest incomes. Free tax preparation and electronic filing are provided by volunteers as part of a coalition of Tempe Community Council, City of Tempe, Newtown Community Development Corporation, Tempe Schools Credit Union and the IRS. Since the coalition was initiated five years ago, volunteers have helped bring nearly $7.4 million in EITC refunds to working families.

Tax preparers must complete an IRS course in tax law and pass an IRS test. This year, the 5-week tax law course will be offered from 6-9 p.m.

on Nov. 15, Nov. 29, Dec. 6, Dec. 11 and Dec. 13 at Tempe Schools Credit Union, 2800 S. Mill Ave., Tempe.

Translators need not know tax terms.

For more information, visit www.tempe.gov/tcc/taxhelp/ or call the EITC Hotline at 480-858-2323.