RESILIENCE RADIO: AZ NEIGHBORHOOD TRANSFORMATION AND GUADALUPE LEARNING LAB
Marina Gonzales – Marina has lived in Guadalupe practically her entire life and loves the community. She has long been focused on helping Guadalupe grow. She has been the director of the Guadalupe Learning Lab for the last 6 years and is the lead community developer in Guadalupe working for Arizona Neighborhood Transformation. She lives in Guadalupe with her 9 children, husband, other family and many friends
Jeff Bisgrove – Jeff is the Director of Arizona Neighborhood Transformation, the organization providing support to the community development going on in Guadalupe via the Guadalupe Learning Lab. Jeff and his wife Cindy lives a few miles from Guadalupe but have become part of the larger community working to help the community of Guadalupe grow. Jeff and Cindy formed AZNT in 2011. Prior to this, Jeff working at Intel for about 25 years before leaving to focus full time on community development in Guadalupe and around the world.
Arizona Neighborhood Transformation (AZNT) and the Guadalupe Learning Lab. AZNT is a non profit corporation that exists to help community development themselves out of poverty and into wholeness. Our focus is Guadalupe, where we work through Marina Gonzales and the Guadalupe Learning Lab. In Guadalupe we run an after school tutoring program for children age 4-25. We all do summer programs, reading programs, job development, community beautification, support for families, etc – all working with the assets of the community and through the efforts of the community.
ABOUT RESILIENCE RADIO
Resilience Radio was born out of Cynthia’s passion for our youth. In reading articles and research papers on what our youth are challenged with today, Cynthia became overwhelmed with frustration that more is not being done to come alongside this community of young people.
The majority of our youth have very little ‘hope’ for their future and lack the ‘resilience’ needed to set and achieve specific goals for their future. With articles like “Teen Suicide Continues to Rise Throughout Arizona” (Today’s News-Herald, January 9, 2017) stating that, “Healthcare officials across the state are trying to figure out what is behind the alarming increase in teen suicide, up 81 percent since 2009”, Cynthia knew that she needed to create a positive media platform to help encourage the next generation of leaders… and the good people who support them.
Resilience Radio features CEO’s and Community Leaders who are having a positive impact on Arizona’s youth and young adults.
ABOUT YOUR HOST
From youth programs to corporate groups, large government agencies to nonprofits, Cynthia Diehl has experience working with organizations and individuals of all shapes and sizes. Her approach gives clients a better understanding of who they are and how they can capitalize on their strengths — instead of focusing on their weaknesses.
Cynthia Diehl is the Founder and CEO of RISE Strengths – a company dedicated to helping their clients identify (and effectively execute) their talents and strengths, facilitating strong personal and professional success. With 14 years as a Marketing Consultant and with her experience as a certified Gallup StrengthsFinder Consultant, Cynthia developed a series of proprietary workshops and training sessions to help bring out the best in people and has been successfully leading, teaching, training, coaching and consulting ever since!
She is a true advocate for her clients, offering support, encouragement, confidence and a sense of direction. Clients and colleagues alike consider her a trusted advisor and mentor.