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Beyond the financial savings for families, PEEPS has a more important mission: molding the next generation of learners by giving them a solid educational base.

Preschools in the Tucson area cost an average of $800 a month per child. For one child, that comes out to $9,600 over 12 months.

As of March 31, 2022, 685 children from financially eligible families were receiving assistance from PEEPS to send their children to high-quality preschools in Pima County. That’s an estimated combined savings of $548,000 a month that doesn’t have to come out of the pockets of local families.

Funding for Year 1 of PEEPS, which recently concluded, was provided by Pima County’s share of Federal American Rescue Plan Act funding.

Read more about PEEPs here.

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For 4th Avenue businesses, CARES Act provided a much-needed boost

Lizzie Mead gestured proudly at the pristine screen of her new touchless cash register. “This is the best $1,200 I ever spent,” she said. Like many businesses, Silver Sea Jewelry — the Fourth Avenue shop Mead has owned for the […]

Job program paves path to a brighter future

Hundreds of jobseekers have doubled their wages in the last year, thanks to a partnership with Pima County, a local nonprofit, and American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding. JobPath is the County’s nonprofit partner focusing on workforce development and individualized […]

Reaching them where they are: ‘MC3’ delivered equity in COVID-19 services

It was early November 2021. COVID-19 cases were on the rise, soon to spike. Pastor Fabian Chidandali prepared a special sermon that day for the congregation at Agape, a southside church that provides a home to the Bethesda African Fellowship. […]

Tucson’s Emerge Center – A safer shelter for victims of domestic abuse

For many community organizations, the COVID-19 pandemic pushed ongoing problems to a breaking point. Prior to the pandemic, Tucson’s Emerge Center Against Domestic Abuse, which provides emergency housing and other services to victims of domestic violence, was one of several […]

Rental-assistance program allows woman to stay in her home

Daitra Small has always been a hard-working woman. She had a long career with the Tucson Unified School District before multiple sclerosis eventually took away her ability to walk. She now gets around on a small scooter. Little did she […]

CARES Act Successes – Raptor Canyon, Cafè 54 See Benefits

Facing an unchecked pandemic, state and local governments enacted curfews and lockdowns to stem the growing tide of illness when the COVID-19 pandemic struck in early 2020. As a result, restaurants were some of the hardest hit businesses. “We needed […]

Pima County supplies safety gear during COVID-19’s darkest hour 

The initial surge of COVID-19 in early 2020 caused a crisis in the availability of medical supplies throughout Pima County. Emergency responders and front-line health care workers faced a dire shortage of items like masks, gloves, and face shields as […]

CARES Funding Expands Patios Downtown – Ten55 Brewing

(HED) Outdoor seating, ‘Thirst for good beer’ helped brewery keep suds flowing Things had picked up for Ten55 Brewing Company by early 2020. The brew pub and restaurant opened their downtown Tucson location in late 2018 to a steady flow […]

Pima Eviction Legal Services Program works with tenants

The way Andrew Flagg sees it, when renters face off against landlords in eviction legal proceedings, it’s usually a David vs. Goliath battle. Although David was victorious in the Bible, the story is memorable because Goliath normally wins almost every […]