Posts Categorized: Downtown News

Help Us Meet Our Tax Credit Goals!

Friends,  we are in the midst of our annual tax credit campaign, and we are asking you to spread the merry word.  Use the City Center website to make your contribution.  Many of our most important programs are dependent on tax credit contributions.  Tax credit contributions support Intersessions, field trips, arts experiences, and AfterSchool tutoring. … Read more »

The Handmaid’s Tale at City High

The City High School Drama Department is performing Margaret Atwood’s masterpiece The Handmaid’s Tale Dec. 14-16.  Due to the mature nature of the material, there will not be a matinee performance for Paulo Freire students.  However, Paulo Freire students may attend the evening shows for free.  For more information, visit the City High School Facebook… Read more »

Conversation About Supporting Our Transgender Youth

You are invited to attend and important conversation on November 30 from 6-8 p.m. about strategies to help keep transgender youth safe and thriving in our schools.  The talk is co-sponsored by City Center for Collaborative Learning, the YWCA and the Frances McClelland Institute for Children, Youth and Families.CC-November-30-3

City High School Wins Prestigious Youth Award

The Southern Arizona Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals has recognized the work of City High School students by awarding the school their prestigious Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy Award.  This award recognizes the great work of the City High internship program, which connects every senior with a local business, organization, or researcher.  The success… Read more »

No PlayFormance or Filmmaking Club on 11/22

Next Wednesday, Nov. 22nd, there will not be any after school programming.  Neither PlayFormance Parkour nor PFFS-U’s Filmmaking Club will meet that day.  Students will be dismissed at 1:45 as usual.  The school will close for the break at 2:00.  Both of these activities will resume on Wednesday, 11/29.

Kind Campus

This year, both Paulo Freire schools are part of Ben’s Bell’s Kind Campus campaign.  Activities are planned for Morning Meeting and Advisories as well school wide initiatives.  Ask your young person, what is going on and if you haven’t already, check out and be inspired by Ben’s Bell’s website:

PFFS-D and PFFS-U Board Meetings

This Wednesday the two governing boards from both schools will meet to review a draft mission statement written by the two PFFS faculties at this year’s beginning of the year retreat. The meeting is from 5:30-7:00 at 47 E. Pennington Street.  As always, the public is welcome.