Community Voices

Community Voices Taylor CostelloFebruary 13, 2024
Meet Dr. Sheila Harris, A Phoenix Community Alliance “City-Shaper”

Dr. Sheila Harris is deeply rooted in the community. Among local housing advocacy experts, she needs no introduction. But, to the outside observer, Harris ranks as a longtime contributor of... continue reading. Click here for more info.

Community Voices Taylor CostelloNovember 28, 2023
Meet Howard Epstein, A Phoenix Community Alliance “City-Shaper”

Howard Epstein saw a need that he was determined to address. Like other Phoenix Community Alliance Board (PCA) Members, he saw a local housing crisis that couldn’t rehouse people quickly... continue reading. Click here for more info.

Community Voices Taylor CostelloOctober 11, 2023
Meet Carol Poore, A Phoenix Community Alliance “City-Shaper”

As a future-focused person, Carol Poore prefers to look ahead rather than reminisce. But, if there were a philosophy that decoded the successes of her career thus far, it would... continue reading. Click here for more info.

Community Voices Taylor CostelloJuly 25, 2023
Meet Eva Olivas, A Phoenix Community Alliance “City-Shaper”

There’s a resilient community located south of the Downtown Business District and the Arizona State Capitol Mall called Central City South, and one organization empowers them. Phoenix Revitalization Corporation (PRC)... continue reading. Click here for more info.

Community Voices Cris Arellano-PortJune 22, 2023
Boot the House Down: The History of Phoenix Pride

**Notice to readers: This article contains language that refers to cisgender queer people at times. Please note that this is not intended to exclude specific groups within the LGBTQ+ community... continue reading. Click here for more info.

Community Voices Cris Arellano-PortApril 5, 2023
Thriving: The History of the Downtown Phoenix Music Scene

“This is my song ‘Thriving’ in 60 seconds” –Upsahl.   The Phoenix music scene wasn’t built and debuted in 60 seconds (unlike the Phoenix-based artist Upsahl’s song recreations on TikTok).... continue reading. Click here for more info.

Community Voices Taylor CostelloJanuary 18, 2023
Meet Kendra Lee, A Phoenix Community Alliance “City-Shaper”

Phoenix Community Alliance congratulates Kendra Lee to more than 36 years of service to both APS and her Downtown community! The “City-Shapers” series fills in the gaps of historical knowledge... continue reading. Click here for more info.

Community Voices Taylor CostelloJanuary 4, 2023
Meet Mo Stein, A Phoenix Community Alliance “City-Shaper”

The “City-Shapers” series fills in the gaps of historical knowledge of Phoenix Community Alliance, a nearly four-decade old business advocacy organization, that has influenced the growth of downtown and beyond.... continue reading. Click here for more info.

Community Voices Cris Arellano-PortNovember 22, 2022
Stoops and Valleys: A 2,000 Mile Adventure to Find Community.

Growing up in the Midwest and then totally uprooting and coming to Arizona by myself at 18 to start college was quite an undertaking. I remember waiting for my rideshare... continue reading. Click here for more info.

Community Voices Taylor CostelloNovember 10, 2022
Meet Diane Haller, a Phoenix Community Alliance “City-Shaper”

The membership of Phoenix Community Alliance drives the advocacy. As the longest-standing membership organization in the greater downtown area, the organization built itself from professionals in a diversity of fields... continue reading. Click here for more info.