Arizonans for Children Inc., incorporated as a 501 (c) (3) non-profit, exists to facilitate opportunities and provide effective solutions to alleviate hardships and improve the fragile lives of the abused, abandoned, and neglected children in foster care.
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Crystal Reidy to join Arizonans for Children Board of Directors
Crystal Reidy recently retired after 23 years of service with the Arizona Army National Guard.
During her military career she was deployed twice including Central Command, Jordan and Iraq.
In her civilian life she is pursuing her doctorate degree in Organizational Management and raising her five
children along with her husband and fellow veteran Mario.
On the weekends, you can find the family working on their food truck, hosting events for their non-profit that
addresses food insecurities, or any other activity that lets them spend time together.
Reidy commented on her board membership by saying, “I am so honored to be a part of the Arizonans for
Children board. I have been blessed to see the impact this organization has on so many families.
From the foster families that care for the children to the biological parents who are working very hard to be
the person they need to be for their kids, Arizonans for Children steps in and makes miracles happen so healing
can begin and families can be together. It is my pleasure to serve this organization in any way.”
“We are thrilled to bring Crystal onto our board! She has been an amazing supporter and will bring tremendous
energy and an incredible skill set to our board” said Laura Pahules, Arizonans for Children’s Executive Director.
Crystal Reidy officially joined the Arizonans for Children Board of Directors on August 1st, 2018.
Arizonans for Children has been serving children in foster care since 2002, operating two visitation centers for family supervised visits as well as offering numerous programs and services to children in foster care including a tutor/mentor program.
What a weekend at Arizonans for Children! Technology, technology and more technology!
We were very fortunate to be part of AZ Give Camp's Hack-a-Thon where teams of developers volunteer their time and expertise to engineer solutions for non-profits. The hack-a-thon started Friday afternoon at 3:00pm and went all the way until Sunday at 4:00pm!
Thanks to my new best friend Chris Huie, Arizonans for Children participated in this fantastic opportunity. Our team Tomas, Mandy and Cindy listened to our agency needs, tossed ideas around and came up with the perfect solution. This team developed an electronic check-in system that will offer faster check in and out times that will translate into more quality time spent on a visit for the families using the centers. This new system also tracks the data creating seamless reports while respecting and protecting the confidentiality of our clients. All of this was done with the knowledge that cost is always a factor in non-profits and th…
What do you get when you combine kids in foster care, goats and yoga? A wonderfully good time! Super BIG Thanks to Lil Goat Town for introducing the children we serve to your goats and yoga. The sunset was stunning, the goats hilarious and the laughter heart warming. This has to have been one of my very favorite events EVER! 🐏🐐🌵💓🧘♀️🧘♂️
The calming serenity of yoga coupled with the hilarity of the goats and the sunset on the beach sand, tiki torches surrounding the area - this was an evening the kids (and a staff, a board member and all the mentors) will never forget. There are times when I've talked to the kids in foster care as we interview them to match them with a volunteer Mentor when the kids cannot remember the last time they laughed. Thanks to Lil Goat T
As our current Visitation Center Coordinator makes plans for grad school we are actively accepting resume's for the position. We wish Paige the very best and thank her for her positive attitude and commitment to helping families heal.
The Visitation Center Coordinator is a vital position at Arizonans for Children and has to be filled with the right person. We are a small staff so we need someone who is a team player, willing to help as needed and a problem solver. Someone that identifies an issue and instead of focusing on what is wrong, finds a solution to make it right.
This is not a typical Monday - Friday position so flexibility is crucial.
The right person will be able to lead a team of volunteers, focus on their strengths and motivate the team to be welcoming and nonjudgmental with everyone utilizing the visitation centers.
If you are interested in this position please send a cover letter and resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line as "Visitatio…