$5.8M grant to boost array of educational initiatives in Santa Cruz County | Local News Stories

For the county’s young people, Christmas has come early in the form of a three-year grant of $5.86 million to enhance local opportunities to help them reach their full potential.

The Arizona Department of Education awarded the grant as part of more than $1 billion in federal funding received to support COVID-19 relief and recovery efforts statewide.

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The C-CREO Hub ay yhe Santa Cruz Center, designed to provide college and career options for local students, is one of the ongoing projects that will benefit from the new funding.




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GEAR UP student Chrissie Philips will showcase her award-winning artwork during National GEAR UP Week.




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