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Maryvale Adolescent Providers Partnership (MAPPs)
MAPPs is a collaborative partnership made up of over 100 west valley non-profit service providers, schools, government agencies, faith communities, and local police and fire. MAPPS meets monthly, coordinated by MRC, to analyze and address the multi-generational needs of Maryvale’s citizens and acts to facilitate the deployment of services.Learn More
Youth Strong Maryvale
Youth Strong Maryvale is an annual service project that leverages the talent and energy of over 500 youth and adult volunteers to complete a large-scale community revitalization project in a single day. Since 2012, this program has painted and landscaped a total of 240 homes, completed an extreme home makeover, improved the curb appeal of over 1,000 homes, created safe walking paths for children to travel to and from school and installed and planted numerous community gardens.
Game Changers is a youth leadership and development program that motivates youth to take action in their school, work and civic lives and gives them the tools and opportunities to do so. Program pillars include: group mentoring, building work readiness skills, honing leadership abilities and encouraging community service as a vehicle for self-improvement and contributing to the greater good. Game Changers was named the 2015 Pathways to Post-secondary Education Arizona Business of the Year by the Arizona Commission for Post-secondary Education.
Maryvale Cre8s In the Kitchen is a free program that includes cooking, nutrition and grocery shopping classes for low-income youth and families who are at risk of hunger and nutrition-related health issues. Bringing familiarity and education around nutritious food, Maryvale Cre8s helps decrease the waste of fresh food resources and prepares families for a lifetime of healthy cooking and eating. Maryvale Cre8s extends beyond the kitchen, including facilitating opportunities for youth and families through music and arts classes.
This inaugural event slated for fall 2019 will be an epic celebration of Maryvale Life. Everyone is invited to experience the good life in our village with a parade, festival, culinary delights, arts, entertainment, music and more.
Maryvale beams with everyday heroes who are passionately serving this community. MRC will shine a light on the stories of these leaders during an inspiring evening under the stars. Event date, nominations and ticket information coming soon.
MRC partners with community leaders, such as The Center for the Future of Arizona and Arizona Office of Economic Opportunity, to host collaborative discussions and strategy sessions with industry leaders to create workforce readiness and pathway programs. Designed to increase employment opportunities and economic development in Maryvale, these solutions address the “War for Talent” as part of the Governor’s Workforce Arizona Council Initiative.
MRC brings awareness, collaboration and opportunity to Maryvale through the economic, social and physical renaissance of the west-Phoenix village. To learn more about these and/or future projects, please Connect with us.
*2017 annual totals.