Due to many changes in leadership in the last 15 years, the students and staff at Murphy School District in Phoenix have seen a lot of changes. Most recently, a consultant was assigned to oversee the district last summer. As part of our fight for kids, Valley of the Sun United Way has partnered with Murphy schools to bring innovation back to the space.
On March 27, we distributed 100 laptops to the district, donated by University of Phoenix, for students to use.
“You know the saying it takes a village to raise a child? Well in this area it really does. It take every one of us. It take the teachers and the staff to work with the parents and communities like United Way to come in an assist us in meeting the needs of the kids and families, it’s really a blessing to all of us.” -Ms. Ortega 1st Grade Teacher, Kuban Elementary
Other ways United Way is giving back to students and teachers are by:
We are also working with Valle del Sol’s Hispanic Leadership Institute (HLI) on multiple opportunities. HLI groups are working with United Way experts to:
Murphy School District is a place for innovation and academic excellence for students, teachers, and the community. We fight to make sure this remains to be the case. If you’d like to join the fight, you can donate teacher supply kits (see instructional flyer here), donate books, or contact Eileana Gudiño at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.