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Center for Safe Alaskans awards Anchorage international “Safe Community” reaccreditation

May 10, 2018 – For Immediate Release from Center for Safe Alaskans To view all Anchorage Safe Community accreditations, click here: 1998 Anchorage Safe Community certificate 2011 Anchorage Safe Community certificate 2018 Anchorage Safe Community certificate Anchorage, AK – After two decades of working to prevent injuries across Alaska, the Alaska Injury Prevention Center is …

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Awareness blitz aims to keep pedestrians safe at busy intersections

KTVA: Awareness blitz aims to keep pedestrians safe at busy intersections by Scott Gross – January 25, 2018   Through a Mayor’s Community Grant, the Alaska Injury Prevention Center partnered with local artists Kevin Harden and Ted Kincaid to create community art that promotes pedestrian safety. Art printed on feather flags draws attention to the …

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Community in Unity: Youth Perspectives

Community in Unity: Youth Perspectives By Anne Hillman, Alaska Public Media – December 12, 2017 What’s it like to be a young person today? What challenges do they face? What are their visions for the future? Join us for an open conversation led by and featuring Alaska youth, and hear their perspectives on building strong, trusting, supportive communities. …

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Bullying – Impacts and Prevention

Bullying – Impacts and Prevention By Prentiss Pemberton – July 14, 2017 Photo: Flickr, Working Word The latest research shows that more than half of all children are, at least on occasion, directly involved in bullying as a perpetrator, victim, or both. No child is immune. Children of every race, gender, grade and socio-economic sector are impacted. Victims of …

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WATCH: Dash cam footage of Anchorage cyclist struck in crosswalk underscores road safety importance

KTUU: Dash cam footage of Anchorage cyclist struck in crosswalk underscores road safety importance By Leroy Polk | Apr 27, 2017   ANCHORAGE (KTUU) – As the snow melts and daylight increases, more and more people will take to the street by foot, or bike, in the coming weeks ahead. On Wednesday, the need for extra attention was exemplified, …

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We are students in Anchorage high schools, and we have something to say about education

Anchorage Daily News: We are students in Anchorage high schools, and we have something to say about education Author: Pa Ying Thao,  Maija Smith-Mclendon & Filiberto Barajas Jr. February 22, 2017   We are students from East, West, and Bartlett High Schools and we wanted to express some thoughts about recent news stories we’ve read about education. We …

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Pedestrian safety highlighted in Alaska’s darkest months

Pedestrian safety highlighted in Alaska’s darkest months By Josh Edge, APRN – Anchorage – December 5, 2016   As the winter solstice approaches and daylight hours are short in Alaska, public safety, medical groups and other Alaska businesses are calling attention to pedestrian safety. Marcia Howell, executive director of the Alaska Injury Prevention Center, said there are lots of …

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Pedestrian safety highlighted in Alaska’s darkest months

Pedestrian safety highlighted in Alaska’s darkest months By Josh Edge, APRN – Anchorage – December 5, 2016   As the winter solstice approaches and daylight hours are short in Alaska, public safety, medical groups and other Alaska businesses are calling attention to pedestrian safety. Marcia Howell, executive director of the Alaska Injury Prevention Center, said there are lots of …

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Alaska afterschool programs pay big dividends, but need help now

Anchorage Daily News: Alaska afterschool programs pay big dividends, but need help now Author: Ciara Johnson, June 29, 2016 What do 80 percent of women business owners in America have in common? They were Girl Scouts. That’s right, those entrepreneurs were once little salespeople practicing their accounting and marketing skills on Thin Mints and hungry grocery …

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Mayor Berkowitz Launches Vision Zero Anchorage Initiative

Press Release: Mayor Berkowitz Launches Vision Zero Anchorage Initiative 3/3/2016  Mayor’s Corner ANCHORAGE – Today, Mayor Ethan Berkowitz will kick-off the public involvement process for Vision Zero Anchorage. Vision Zero is a commitment to eliminating traffic deaths and serious injuries for all road users. This global initiative is founded on the belief that death and injury …

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Energizing Youth To Take Action on a Widespread Community Problem

Education Northwest: Energizing Youth To Take Action on a Widespread Community Problem By June Sobocinski, Sarah Sledge, and Ciara Johnson   This blog post comes from 90% by 2020, a broad partnership promoting student success in Anchorage, Alaska, and continues our March series on collective impact—an approach that mobilizes the community to form a long-term and permanent solution …

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Drawing on Community Wisdom To Guide Collective Impact

Education Northwest: Drawing on Community Wisdom To Guide Collective Impact Ciara Johnson – March 2015 Collective impact involves bringing together a wide range of partners—schools, community-based organizations, government, businesses, foundations, and individuals—to address a critical community issue. Initiatives are often complex with many moving parts, and challenges include making sure that proposed solutions reflect not …

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