Community Voices

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.

Community Voices Taylor CostelloOctober 13, 2022
Strength In Numbers: How Group Rides Bolster DTPHX Bike Culture

The senses come alive in the fall. And as the Cooler temperatures of fall greet after a particularly bracing summer, it gives everyone opportunities for outdoor activities not possible on... continue reading. Click here for more info.

Community Voices Leanna TaylorJune 3, 2021
Community Voices: Pet-Owners ‘Disproportionately Affected’ By Housing Crisis

As the homelessness and eviction crisis deepens, pet-owning families are disproportionately affected. This includes a significant percentage of seniors, single women and children. Click here for more info.

Community Voices Marcy LaRontMay 25, 2021
Community Voices: It’s a Myth That People Experiencing Homelessness Are Lazy and Don’t Want To Work

About the author: Marcy LaRont is the director of development for St. Joseph the Worker (SJW), an employment agency, job development and support service, providing resources for job seekers who... continue reading. Click here for more info.

Community Voices Howard EpsteinMay 18, 2021
Community Voices: Together We Can End Homelessness in Arizona $25 at a Time

A unique solution to a complex problem: the Arizona Housing Fund invites everyone to take part in expanding affordable housing, and effectively reducing homelessness in Phoenix and across the state. Click here for more info.

Community Voices Cynthia ZwickApril 21, 2021
Community Voices: Phoenix’s Affordable Housing Shortage

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced us to see the reality of life in every Arizona city, including Phoenix, and the very real cracks in the various systems we rely on for survival and support, not to mention the ability to thrive. Click here for more info.