Events

You’re Invited: Early literacy expansion kickoff to be held April 18

On Tuesday, April 18, a coalition of Read On Phoenix partners will host a special kick-off event featuring Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton to launch a citywide engagement effort focused on building early literacy partnerships with Valley businesses, civic clubs and others who are passionate about reading and helping young children...

Southwest Human Development celebrates National Literacy Month year-round

Southwest Human Development has long placed a critical importance on the development of young children by supporting their families to help set them on a path of success in school and life. Though March is National Literacy Month, Southwest Human Development celebrates literacy in its every day work with children...

Walk With Me raises over $163,000 for children with disabilities

Community members and disability advocates from around the Valley gathered at Scottsdale Civic Center Park from 7 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Saturday morning to walk the extra mile to support children with disabilities. The ninth annual Walk With Me family fun walk and carnival attracted over 1,000 participants. With the...

VIDEO: Delta Dental of Arizona funds oral health for families in need

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f9m-ophMV1I&feature=youtu.be[/embed] Southwest Human Development hosted the second annual Healthy Families Picnic to celebrate a donation from Delta Dental of Arizona Foundation this month. February is National Children's Dental Health Month, and in the name of oral health education, Delta Dental of Arizona Foundation generously donated $20,000 to Southwest Human Development to...

When you join Walk With Me, you’re helping children like Ezra

Southwest Human Development will host the ninth annual Walk With Me family fun walk and carnival on Saturday, Feb. 25, to benefit the nonprofit’s Easterseals services for young children with disabilities. The annual event will be held at Scottsdale Civic Center Park from 7 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Festivities will feature...

Share stories for World Read Aloud Day on Feb. 16

Literacy reigns as one of the core factors of social change throughout history, and has the profound power to change lives - especially those of children. When children read, their imaginations leap to life and thousands of neural connections are formed. World Read Aloud Day, created by Litworld, is on Thursday,...

Camelback Ranch spring training volunteers benefit nonprofits

Do you love baseball and are looking for a fun way to give back to your local community? Volunteers are needed to staff concession stands at Camelback Ranch spring training games throughout the month of March to support Valley nonprofit organizations. Southwest Human Development, Arizona’s largest nonprofit dedicated to early childhood development...

SAVE THE DATE: ‘Walk With Me’ family fun walk to benefit children with disabilities

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xaFvgL06vd4&t=26s[/embed] More than 1,500 people to participate in annual fundraising event What: Walk With Me Presented by the Arizona Coyotes Foundation Southwest Human Development will host the ninth annual Walk With Me family fun walk and block party presented by the Arizona Coyotes Foundation to benefit the nonprofit’s Easterseals services for young children...

Festival of Tales brings books to life through ‘Art of Storytelling’

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AQxD91bVZeA[/embed] Approximately 800,000 children under age 9 in Arizona live in poverty. Many of them have difficulty speaking and nearly half of them have trouble understanding English. About 61 percent of these children don’t even have a single book in their home. Southwest Human Development partnered with Paradise Valley Community (PVCC) in...

Help us give every child a gift this holiday season

Tis’ the season for Southwest Human Development’s Annual Gingerbread Kids Campaign! Each year, our corporate partners from around the Valley join us to achieve a simple common goal: Ensuring children in need receive holiday gifts during this special time of year. “The holidays, more than anything, are a time for family,” said...