What Keeps You Going?
If you’re Denise Resnik, it’s a special family, including a son with autism, a supportive community—and a very big vision. This month’s blog by First Place AZ’s founder and CEO/president reflects on … More
What keeps you going? Not such an unfamiliar question, right? As my North Star, our son Matt, age 28, keeps me going, as do good health, a “keeper” husband of 36 years, supportive family members … More
I admit it. I'm sensitive. So is our community. The words we use matter—a lot! During our fall Global Leadership Institute Symposium, I shared my definition of community: “It’s the people in your life you don’t pay … More
Fall 2019 Symposium Recap
Save the Date for 2020: April 22-24
The symposium was an excellent opportunity to learn about the passion projects in various stages of development being pursued by attendees from across the … More
(October 2019 Series, Blog #3) Muir Woods of Northern California. Amazing beauty. A natural wonder. A refuge for cherished time reflecting, contemplating—and being away from life’s many (electronic!) distractions. We were among those escaping from the … More
(October 2019 Series, Blog #2) It’s hard to imagine a time when air conditioning was a unique marketing feature of Phoenix homes. Few can live without it today in the Valley of the Sun. Perhaps there … More
(October 2019 Series, Blog #1) Highways are designed and built with much thought, engineering and investment. Rules of the road help us get where we’re going easily, quickly and safely. For drivers and passengers alike, onramps … More
(October 2019 Blog Series - Intro)“What brings you to D.C.?” someone asked me this week. The short answer? Learning with and being inspired by pioneers focused on achieving better life course outcomes for people with … More
The First Place–Phoenix team celebrates a year of firsts by sharing their favorite memories.
Fiona Falbo, Vocational CoordinatorI work with residents on their all-important, potentially life-changing job searches. Here is a list of some “first time” … More
https://youtu.be/UVOvyK8EEm0(2019 Summer Series, Blog #6) This time of year, Matt is often asked where he goes to school. It’s understandable, considering his youthful appearance and mannerisms, as well as his small stature at 5'3" and … More