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Sonoran Arts League receives prestigious Service Enterprise national certification after training with ASU Lodestar Center

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ASU Lodestar Center, Points of Light and Arizona Governor’s Office of Youth, Faith, and Family recognize the nonprofit Sonoran Arts League for its strong core of volunteers

March 1, 2020 (CAVE CREEK) – The nonprofit Sonoran Arts League has been nationally certified by the Points of Light through the Arizona Governor’s Office of Youth, Faith, and Family. Points of Light is the world’s largest organization dedicated to volunteer service. The Sonoran Arts League achieved the prestigious status after completing several months of comprehensive assessment, training, and coaching through the ASU Lodestar Center and Points of Light Foundation. The League was recognized during the Feb. 19 meeting of the Governor’s Commission on Service and Volunteerism at the Governor’s Office of Youth, Faith and Family.

“This honor speaks volumes to our wonderful, dedicated team of volunteers who share our mission of promoting art, artists and art education through leadership and service in the belief that an artistic awareness is essential to the well-being of life and our community,” said Sonoran Arts League Executive Director Patty Bell-Demers. “We strive to create and support a culture of creativity, and we could never accomplish that without a strong core of diverse, engaged and empowered volunteers.”

Nearing its 44th anniversary as a nonprofit, the Sonoran Arts League boasts more than 780 members. The League services the Desert Foothills communities of Cave Creek, Carefree, North Scottsdale and North Phoenix. The North Valley’s largest arts organization produces seven events, 12 public art programs, and nine shows and exhibits annually. In addition, the League conducts educational and outreach programs, which include workshops, artist demonstrations, art talks, art critiques, free workshops for veterans, youth summer camps, youth mentoring and youth scholarships.

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