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How Rancho Feliz uses volunteer power to break the cycle of poverty in Agua Prieta, Sonora.

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Author Marquez Price on his debut poetry collection; meet the new executive director for the Tucson Audubon Society; and "Stories That Soar!" shares a story written by a 5th grade student who is a Bengali immigrant.

rancho feliz food donations Food doinations collected in Arizona are welcomed at Rancho Feliz,located in Agua Prieta, Sonora.

Arizona Spotlight

February 3, 2022

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Featured on the February 3rd, 2022 edition of ARIZONA SPOTLIGHT with host Mark McLemore:

  • Learn about Rancho Feliz, a volunteer-powered effort to break the cycle of poverty in Agua Prieta, a town located just south of the Arizona / Mexico border. Mark talks with Scottsdale businessman Gil Gillenwater, who has been working to raise the quality of life for Agua Prieta’s citizens for almost 35 years, along with Rancho Feliz participants Reyes Zagaste and Veronica Estrada.
reyes zagaste family spotlight Reyes Zagaste (left) and some of his family. He says that the educational opportunities that Rancho Feliz made possible were "beyond his wildest dreams as a father".
courtesy Rancho Feliz Charitable Foundation
marquez price unsized Author, essayist & poet Marquez Price.
Birders Field Trip The Tucson Audubon Society began its Southeast Arizona Birding Festival in 2011 and has attracted hundreds of visitors to the events.
Glenn Butler
  • And, “Stories That Soar!” presents a play written by a Sanjida, a 5th grade student at Sam Hughes Elementary who is also a Bengali immigrant. She wrote Uncita, a story meant to remind others that material goods should never be valued more than friendship.
sanjida family spotlight Stories That Soar! produced the radio version of “Uncita”, written by Sanjida, a 5th grade student at Sam Hughes Elementary in Tucson. Sanjida's family are Bengali immigrants to the United States.
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