FACING ARIZONA

Facing Arizona: Phoenix has so much to offer and continues to grow

Jan 11, 2018, 11:54 AM | Updated: Jun 13, 2018, 1:36 pm
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Editor’s note: Facing Arizona is a series that will appear on KTAR.com and social media  — follow KTAR News on Instagram and Facebook for updates — highlighting unique and everyday people across our state and give you a glimpse into their lives.

“The biggest change I have noticed from a child visiting in the summer to living here as an adult is how much the city of Phoenix has expanded. Phoenix offers a tremendous amount of services for people but not everyone knows about them.

“The challenge is how do we get the community to know about these services and tap into them.” – Sas Jakeo-Singer

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Facing Arizona: Phoenix has so much to offer and continues to grow