Neighborhood Briefs

2013-05-19T00:00:00Z Neighborhood BriefsArizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star

21 groups given grants by Jewish Foundation

The Jewish Community Foundation of Southern Arizona announced $179,517 in 21 grants to nonprofit organizations serving local Jewish, secular and Israeli communities.

Of the grants funded, six went to Jewish organizations, seven to secular organizations, three to organizations that operate throughout Israel and five that operate in Tucson's sister cities of Hof Ashkelon and Kiryat Malachi in Israel.

Local recipients include the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona, Interfaith Community Services, Kids Animals Life and Dreams, the Greater Tucson Fire Foundation and the Tucson Jewish Community Center.

For more information on the foundation go to or call 577-0388.

South Harrison group will meet May 28

The South Harrison Neighborhood Association will hold its quarterly meeting from 6 to 7 p.m. May 28 at the Miller-Golf Links Branch Library, 9640 E. Golf Links Road, in the meeting room.

Guest speaker Sandra Perez, community resource representative with the Tucson Police Department, will discuss the Neighborhood Watch program.

A Ward 4 office representative will also be attending to provide east-side area updates, answer questions and hear any issues or concerns.

For information call 979-6201.

Child-car-seat class to certify technicians

The Tucson Police Department will host a four-day child-safety-seat certification class from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 28-31 at the Westside Police Service Center, 1310 W. Miracle Mile.

The National Child Passenger Safety Certification Training Program certifies individuals as child-passenger-safety technicians and instructors.

Technicians and instructors perform child-safety-seat checks and teach parents and caregivers the proper use of child-restraint systems and safety belts.

Class fee is $75. Go to to register. Space is limited.

Credit, financial health focus of workshop

Learn about credit repair and financial literacy during a workshop at 4 p.m. Wednesday at the Pima County Housing Center, 801 W. Congress St.

Participants will explore the importance of credit and credit scores, how to prioritize spending and available resources to maintain financial health.

For more information call 624-2947.

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