Posts Categorized: Downtown News

PFFS Accepting New Students for Fall

Both Paulo Freire Freedom Schools have space available for new students this fall. If your student is looking for a small, personalized school which is safe, inclusive, and engaging, PFFS could be a great fit. You may complete an online enrollment form here. Our schools address the whole student, with a focus on community, wellness,… Read more »

It is Not Too Late to Support Our Programs with a Tax Credit Contribution

The state of Arizona allows families to direct two hundred dollars per individual tax return or four hundred dollars for couples filing jointly to a public school to support that school with extra curricular activities, social-emotional supports, and personalized learning opportunities. Tax credit contributions to schools are fully refundable. If you have not yet directed… Read more »

Pennington Street Showcase

Join us to celebrate authentic and meaningful student demonstrations of learning on Thursday, March 24 from 5-7 pm at 37 E. Pennington in downtown Tucson. This community event is a public demonstration of students’ project-based learning. Students from PFFSU, PFFSD, and City High School will present a range of projects from their core classes and… Read more »

Rebel Shift Childhood Parenting Workshop Series

Emily McCrea, a long-time educator, parenting coach, CITY Center collaborator, and PFFSU parent, is facilitating two really important, helpful, compassionate, and transformational parenting workshops. Transform Childhood is an online, drop in series of conversations around the confusing, concerning, and sometimes frustrating behaviors of young people. There is a new topic each week. Emily’s approach is… Read more »

A Day of Mourning and Resistance

You are invited: In collaboration with La Indita Restaurant, City Center For Collaborative Learning will be hosting a National Day of Mourning and Resistance on Thursday, Nov. 25th, from 12-3 pm at 722 N. Stone Ave. This event aligns with our CCCL mission of acknowledging that we reside in the traditional lands of the Tohono… Read more »

TRANCEfigurations: A Butoh Meditation in Tucson’s Yume Japanese Gardens

COMING: TRANCEfigurations: A Butoh Meditation  Yume Japanese Gardens is proud to present, TRANCEfigurations, a meditative Butoh experience presented by Funhouse movement theater on November 11-13, 2021 from 6:15pm to 8:30pm. Directed by Lin Lucas and featuring, Sherry Mulholland, Margaret Evans, Sabrina Geoffrion, Karenne Koo, Keita Tsutsumi, and Lin Lucas. Poetry by Araceli Montano, Taylor Johnson,… Read more »

Student Led Conferences Oct. 28 and 29

Student-led conferences are coming up on October 28 and 29. Students have a noon release both of those days with no AfterSchool.  Families will be scheduling the SLC appointments with their student’s advisor.  Student-led Conferences are another important way our scholars take control of their learning path and demonstrate their authentic engagement. Student-led conferences are a great way for students… Read more »

Spots are still available for School year 2021-2022

We have a few spots available for the coming school year. If you are interested please submit a registration form. Enroll You are also welcome to contact Carman Ryken at for more information about the PFFSU campus or Joann Groh at for more information about the PFFSD campus.