Ambassador Club Highlight

This month's featured Ambassadors are City Square Church.

Since July 2012, City Square Church has been establishing itself in downtown Phoenix as the first progressive faith community committed to gathering where the people of Downtown Phoenix gather. From coffee shops to bars, art galleries to community theatres, city parks to neighborhood associations. City Square Church is moving beyond the walls of the church to reinvent the way people gather around spirituality generally and Christianity in particular. For more information on who we are or where you can find us go to

This club pays tribute to our very special donors who make an outstanding personal effort to help raise funds or donate their time in a special way for our common purpose.

We hereby certify that Edkey, Inc. - Children First Academy of Tempe provides this as our official community notification that it is our intention to submit an application for the 21st Century Community Learning Center (CCLC) program for education and related activities that will complement and enhance our students' academic performance and achievement. This is a requirement by the U.S. Department of Education, Non-Regulatory Guidance as official public notice.


Children First Academy of Tempe
A Charter School in Tempe, Arizona

Edkey - Children First Academy - Tempe, a Sequoia Ranch school and part of Sequoia Schools, is a school for homeless and underprivileged children in the East Valley. We go to extraordinary lengths to fill the needs of homeless children in Arizona. We pick up students from shelters and temporary housing to attend our school each day. We offer meals and Character Counts programming, organize volunteer health and dental care, have clothing rooms and organize food drives for our families. We have amazing teachers who give our students the individual care they are often lacking at home. They teach to the highest academic standards. We reach out to the community and ask for your help in our efforts to put homeless children first in Arizona.


We go to extraordinary lengths to fill the needs of homeless children in Arizona. We pick up students from shelters and temporary housing to attend our school each day. There are no boundaries when it comes to the needs of children of homeless families. Bus routes are changed on a daily basis to accommodate the transitional lifestyle of these families. This unique service allows the school the opportunity to provide a consistent learning environment and stability that is often lacking in other areas of the students lives.

Food & Clothing

All students are provided a nutritionally balanced breakfast and lunch. Snacks are also provided during the day. Food boxes are given to families when there is little or no food at home.

Through community donations, children are able to receive hygiene kits, clothing, and shoes during a monthly visit to the clothing room.

Social Services & Medical Care

Outreach staff provides referrals to social service agencies and helps break down the barriers that prevent families from accessing these services.

Students are provided proper medical and dental care through a partnership with Phoenix Children Hospital and Community Dental. These services include immunizations, health screening including vision and hearing assessments, and dental referrals.

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To learn more about the school or to make a monetary donation or to learn about volunteering, please contact Nancy Harris at

CFA Tempe News

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New Videos Posted to the SequoiaCharter YouTube Channel

Posted On: 2015-10-06 03:46 PM
We have posted a couple new videos to our YouTube channel. These videos were produced for the 3rd Annual Children First Foundation Gala Event fundraiser held on October 3, 2015. The event raised money for the Children First Academy schools of Phoenix and

Parents Right to Know Notification

Posted On: 2015-09-23 10:53 AM
We are pleased to notify you that in accordance with the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, you have the right to request information regarding the professional qualifications of your child's teacher. Please read the letter for the complete information on

Children First Foundation Gala Event Coming October 3rd!

Posted On: 2015-08-21 08:20 PM
You are cordially invited to attend The Third Annual Children First Gala on Saturday, October 3, 2015 at the Arizona Biltmore in the Grand Ballroom. 6 pm Registration, Reception, Silent Auction, Magic Tree, Wine Table; 7 pm Dinner followed by Live Auction

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