At the recent Arizona Community Action Association Annual Conference (ACAA) in Phoenix on May 8 and 9, 2014, Arizona Public Media (AZPM®) was presented with the “Media Leadership Award.” The award reflects AZPM’s commitment to eliminating poverty, and specifically for the Community Interactive: Poverty – The Working Poor event, which helped residents learn about and understand the faces of poverty in Tucson and Southern Arizona.
The Community Interactive: Poverty – The Working Poor event, a partnership with the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona, was held on February 12, 2014 at the Fox Theatre in Tucson. The event was hosted by Neal Conan, award-winning journalist, producer, and former host of NPR’s Talk of the Nation, and included a panel of educators, researchers, social service professionals, and others working every day helping people in need.
For more information on Poverty – The Working Poor, visit community.azpm.org/interactive/.
AZPM’s John Booth accepts the ACAA Media Leadership Award from Kathy DiNolfi, president of the Arizona Community Action Association.
About The Arizona Community Action Association
The Arizona Community Action Association promotes economic self-sufficiency for low-income people through collaborations with Arizona’s Community Action Agencies to develop solutions to poverty through public-private partnerships, research, and interagency cooperation. The ACAA mission is to advocate, educate and partner to prevent and alleviate poverty. For information, visit www.azcaa.org or call (602) 604-0640.
Arizona Public Media (AZPM®) is a member-supported non-profit media organization based at the University of Arizona in Tucson, and is the trusted source of information that promotes thoughtful conversation and community collaboration. The organization offers six channels of television content, three channels of radio content, a robust lineup of online offerings, and community and educational outreach to residents in Southern Arizona and beyond. AZPM produces award-winning original television, radio and online content from its digital studios on the campus of the University of Arizona and is provided as a community service and educational resource. More information about AZPM, including program schedules and Video-on-Demand offerings, can be found online at www.azpm.org. Arizona Public Media® and AZPM® are registered trademarks of the Arizona Board of Regents.