Dear Arizona Serve Community,

Arizona Serve, once known as Serve Yavapai, has been a part of Prescott College since 2009. In these 12 years we have placed more than 1,400 members into service in both Yavapai and Pima County. That is more than 9 million dollars in education awards to help these members achieve post-secondary opportunities while directly impacting our community members in access to health care, food, tutoring, college readiness, and so much more.

I have been honored and humbled to be part of a strong leadership legacy from the beginning. My predecessors created strong programming with room to grow and improve. I would like to thank you all for the ongoing support and love you show to Arizona Serve and our programming in both Yavapai and Pima counties. I would also like to share that, although bittersweet, I will be transitioning from my role as the Executive Director of Arizona Serve.

I had the opportunity to join Arizona Serve during its first big Tucson expansion in 2015 as a program manager, and then continued to support the programs and its growth over these last six years. Since taking on the executive director role in 2019, I have gained so much from all of our collaborations, partnerships, and desire to affect poverty through proven interventions to break the cycle of poverty itself.

I have accepted a position with a Tucson nonprofit, Southern Arizona Aids Foundation (SAAF), where I will be the Director of LGBTQ+ Programming and Community Outreach. I will continue to see a large portfolio of community-based programs from youth services to anti-violence projects and look forward to finding ways to continue to collaborate with all of you.

For the next two weeks I will be working with our team to ensure a strong transition and prepare for a new program year. This year we will be launching a new AmeriCorps State/National focused grant on Health Futures which will focus on food insecurities and access, aging populations, and of course access to healthcare especially COVID-19 mitigations. We will also be continuing our AmeriCorps State/National Education, Economic Opportunity, and the AmeriCorps VISTA grants.

I am very excited for the next chapter of Arizona Serve under the leadership of Annie Reifsnyder as the next Executive Director. I am so proud of our entire team in both Tucson and Prescott, as they have really made Arizona Serve of Prescott College an amazing service learning experience that can only be seen throughout the state of Arizona.

Please keep in touch and reach out if there are opportunities to connect, my personal email is cewrobidoux@gmail.com.

P.S. If you can share, we are hiring for a Director of Grant Administration that will live and operate in Tucson, Arizona. If you or anyone in your network has questions please share my information with them.