Creating a Community That Welcomes the Stranger

Creating a Community That Welcomes the Stranger

Are you curious about the refugee resettlement screening process?

This White House infographic explains the process in-depth. A refugee is a person who is outside of his or her country of nationality and is unable to return due to a well-founded fear of persecution because of his or her: race, religion, nationality, political opinion or membership in a social group. Refugees, unlike immigrants, leave their country because they have no other choice.

Are You Ready For Some Snowballs?!

Mark your calendar for our special Winter Wonderland Play SPOTS this December.

What are Play SPOTS?
 Play SPOTS are a way for you play and learn with your family. Each SPOT has hands-on learning activities that are designed for children from birth to five.  Plus, you receive a activity kit and book to take home from each session. Play SPOTS are free and open to the public.

What are Winter Wonderland Play SPOTS?
This December, we are hosting a special Winter themed Play SPOT for you to enjoy, with activities such as:

  • Snowball throw alphabet game
  • Threading with jingle bells
  • How many mittens am I?
  • Baking soda snow bubbles
  • Snow poppers
  • Roasting marshmallows craft
  • Snowball Fight

Schedule of 2015 Winter Wonderland Play SPOTS:

West Mesa
142 N. Date St. 
Mesa, AZ 85201    December 12
10:00am - 12:00pm

East Mesa
612 S. Ellsworth
Mesa, AZ 85208    December 12
5:00pm - 7:00pm

1159 N. Greenfield Rd. Gilbert, AZ 85234    December 15
10:00am - 12:00pm

9424 N. 7th Ave. 
Phoenix, AZ 85021    December 15
10:00am - 12:00pm

East Phoenix
3546 E. Thomas Road Phoenix, AZ 85018    December 19



Staff Spotlight: Abril Coronel, Parent Educator, Family SPOT Resource Center

Staff Spotlight: Abril Coronel, Parent Educator, Family SPOT Resource Center

Abril is a Parent Educator with Family SPOT in the Southeast Region. She teaches parenting classes and oversees programs that equip families with resources so children are school ready. "I believe that by teaching new skills to families about early childhood development, I am making a difference in the lives of parents and children," Abril notes.