Daily Archives: October 31, 2008

Nov. 1 workshop on how Phoenix neighborhood, community groups can obtain funding

Phoenix residents can learn how their neighborhood association or Block Watch can approach funding sources and obtain financial help for neighborhood improvement programs during a free workshop set from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Nov. 1, at the Burton Barr Central Library, 1221 N. Central Ave.  Representatives from the Valley of the Sun United Way, Arizona Community Foundation, and the city of Phoenix Neighborhood Services Department will provide practical tips on accessing funding sources and strategies to secure funding from them.

The workshop, “Building Financial Capacity,” also will include an overview of a competitive funding program sponsored by the city for neighborhoods with active associations or organizations. Participants will learn about eligible activities, who can apply and how to apply for the program, which is called the Neighborhood Enhancement Program. For more information or to register, call 602-495-0873.

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WABAC Machine: driving down Phoenix’s Central Avenue (before light rail)

Remember a time when there wasn’t light rail?  When US Airways Center was still America West Arena?  When Bank One Ballpark (now Chase Field) was still under construction?  Well, take a trip down memory lane as two young gentleman drive down Central Avenue to downtown Phoenix in the summer of 1997.