The Bridge Forum

Posted in news | Leave a comment

Veterans Music Salute

Posted in news | Leave a comment

Soul Search 2015

Event Type: An annu­al singing search exclu­sive­ly for unsigned vocal­ists who are res­i­dents of the Super Bowl host city to com­pete for the oppor­tu­ni­ty to sing the Nation­al Anthem and per­form as the open­ing half-time act at the only celebri­ty bas­ket­ball game to have ever become sanc­tioned by the Nation­al Foot­ball League for Super Bowl, Grid­iron Celebri­ty Hoops XVII. The finalist(s) will receive a cash prize of five hun­dred dol­lars ($500), mer­chan­dise and prizes and a video record­ing of their live per­for­mance post­ed on YouTube and broad­cast via all of our social media.

Date: Sat­ur­day 24th, 2015
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Venue: The Sal­va­tion Army Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Com­mu­ni­ty Cen­ter
1375 E. Broad­way Road, Phoenix, AZ 85040
Infor­ma­tion: Email:

Posted in news | Leave a comment

Gridiron Celebrity Hoops XVII

Event Type: The 17th year of the first and only celebri­ty bas­ket­ball game to have ever become offi­cial­ly sanc­tioned by the Nation­al Foot­ball League returns to Ari­zona. Now sep­a­rate­ly and inde­pen­dent­ly pro­duced exclu­sive­ly by Jam Sports Pro­duc­tions, and endorsed by the Unit­ed States President’s Coun­cil on Phys­i­cal Fit­ness and Sports. This pre­em­i­nent event is where NFL play­ers, prospec­tive NFL draft picks, box­ing champs, world-renowned wrestlers, street­ballers, and celebri­ties from music, tele­vi­sion, and film are “Play­ing with a Pur­pose”.

Grid­iron XVII offers foot­ball fans of all ages and lev­els of inter­est a once-in-a-life­time expe­ri­ence to wit­ness the Best of Both Worlds – their favorite foot­ball heroes play­ing in a com­pet­i­tive game of bas­ket­ball along­side fun, safe, indoor sports-themed con­tests. The char­i­ty game annu­al­ly rais­es aware­ness about child abuse and enrich­es the lives of abused, aban­doned, neglect­ed and home­less youth in fos­ter care wait­ing to be adopt­ed into lov­ing “for­ev­er fam­i­lies”.

Date:  Sat­ur­day, Jan­u­ary 31, 2015
Time: 1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Venue: Phoenix Col­lege Bas­ket­ball Gym, 1202 West Thomas Road, Phoenix, AZ 85013
Cost: $30 Gen­er­al Admis­sion Ear­ly Bird Special/$50 Gen­er­al Admission/$300 VIP Floor Seats (Lim­it­ed Quan­ti­ty)
(Dis­count codes avail­able via social media or email to receive code)

Posted in news | Leave a comment

Hollywood Tank Fundraiser 2015

Event Type: Cac­tus City Clas­sic Hol­ly­wood Hus­bands Bash Host­ed by Gram­my Win­ner Nel­ly, actor Boris Kod­joe and Day­mond John from Shark Tank! The offi­cial after-par­ty to Grid­iron Celebri­ty Hoops XVIII – a 360° Expe­ri­ence.

Date: Sat­ur­day, Jan­u­ary 31, 2015
Time: 10:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.
Venue: Red Revolver – 7316E E Stet­son Dr, Scotts­dale, AZ 85251
Cost: Tick­ets start at $100; Table Reser­va­tions & Bot­tle Ser­vice Avail­able – MUST BE 21 YEARS OLD OR OLDER
All pro­ceed will raise mon­ey for the Cac­tus City Clas­sic, a mul­ti­cul­tur­al event com­ing MLK Week­end to Ari­zona in 2017 to pro­mote diver­si­ty, edu­ca­tion and schol­ars with­in the His­toric Black Col­leges and Uni­ver­si­ties (HBCU’s).

Posted in news | Leave a comment

My Brothers Keeper On September 12, 2015

The My Broth­ers Keep­er Com­mu­ni­ty Chal­lenge encour­ages com­mu­ni­ties (cities, rur­al munic­i­pal­i­ties, and trib­al nations) to imple­ment a coher­ent cra­dle-to-col­lege-and-career strat­e­gy for improv­ing the life out­comes of all young peo­ple to ensure that they can reach their full poten­tial, regard­less of who they are, where they come from, of the cir­cum­stances into which they are born.

The six goals of the Chal­lenge are:

  • Ensur­ing all chil­dren enter school cog­ni­tive­ly, phys­i­cal­ly, social­ly and emo­tion­al­ly ready
  • Ensur­ing all chil­dren read at grade lev­el by 3rd grade
  • Ensur­ing all youth grad­u­ate from high school
  • Ensur­ing all youth com­plete post-sec­ondary edu­ca­tion or train­ing
  • Ensur­ing all youth out of school are employed
  • Ensur­ing all youth remain safe from vio­lent crime
Posted in news | Leave a comment

2013 Phoenix Tools 4 School Featured On Fox 10 News [Video]

FOX 10 News |
by Ani­ta Roman

PHOENIX – It’s that time of year when kids begin head­ing back to school. Sev­er­al orga­ni­za­tions came togeth­er Sat­ur­day to help them get a great start with a school sup­ply give­away.

Thou­sands of val­ley fam­i­lies with school aged kids lined up out­side Lolo’s Chick­en and Waf­fles on Cen­tral near Buck­eye Sat­ur­day morn­ing, eager to receive free school sup­plies.

These kids are my god­chil­dren. They come from a fam­i­ly of eight and five of them are in school so this is help­ing out their mom tremen­dous­ly. She’s a young par­ent,” said August Tay­lor.

The give­away was a col­lab­o­ra­tive effort between the Unstop­pable Divas, Sec­ond to None Motor­cy­cle Club and oth­ers who donat­ed items and time to make sure these stu­dents start their school year in a pos­i­tive way.

It’s very excit­ing so when you go in with new stuff, you have all your sup­plies, you don’t feel left out. Now you have a tool for your edu­ca­tion so that you feel you’re going to be on board with every­body else,” said Nanette Brown Jack­son, with Unstop­pable Divas.

Experts say the cost of school sup­plies is up this year from last year, about an aver­age of 7.3 per­cent. Free sup­plies offer par­ents who can’t afford the increase a huge relief.

Huge amount of stress on the par­ents when they’re unable to buy the school sup­plies they actu­al­ly need for the kids, but then they are able to pro­vide those sup­plies for the kids them­selves. Also has the oppor­tu­ni­ty to real­ly give those kids that atti­tude, get them ready and pre­pared to go to school…start out their school year with the right frame of mind,” said Dis­trict 8 Coun­cil­man Michael John­son.

John­son helped orga­nize the first ever Phoenix Tools 4 School event. More than 2,000 back­packs were giv­en away, along with free break­fast.

Posted in news | Leave a comment

Our Mission

The mis­sion of Hero­zona Foun­da­tion is to pro­vide diverse edu­ca­tion­al pro­grams that impact under-served stu­dents and vet­er­ans. Our belief is access to qual­i­ty edu­ca­tion­al oppor­tu­ni­ties ensures the invest­ment of every stu­dent & Vet­er­an get­ting to cross the “fin­ish line”.

Upcoming Events

HeroPreneur NVBS

Nov 14–16, 2018
More Details

Hero­Pre­neur Nation­al Vet­er­an Busi­ness Sum­mit was cre­at­ed to con­tin­ue empow­er­ing our heroes. This three-day event will fea­ture pan­els and pro­gram­ming that focus­es on three pil­lars –
Entre­pre­neur­shipEmploy­ment and Edu­ca­tion.

The Bridge Forum
HeroZona U.S. Veteran Edition

Nov 14, 2018
More Details

An exclu­sive pan­el of Vet­er­an Ser­vice Spe­cial­ists and Com­mu­ni­ty Lumi­nar­ies par­tic­i­pat­ing in a forum on top­ics impor­tant to our U.S. Armed Forces vet­er­ans.

Donate & Sup­port Us!

” We pro­vide diverse edu­ca­tion­al pro­grams that impact under-served stu­dents & vet­er­ans. ”