Our Next Program
May 3, 2018
Tour of the Music Building at the Indian School at Steel Park
On May 3rd, at 12 noon, Diana “Dede“Divine will lead registered Soroptimists and their guests on a tour of the recently completed renovation of the Music Building at the Indian School in Steel Park.
This exciting project is a partnership between Native American Connections, the Phoenix Indian Center, LISC, and the City of Phoenix. The 70-year-old Music Building at the historic Indian School is a cultural gathering place where the community can experience Native Foods, learn about the history of Phoenix Indian School, experience sports events, arts, culture and music and learn about Tribal Tourism opportunities. We are thrilled that Soroptimists will be provided with a private tour of the building including a discussion with Ms. Devine.
Box lunches will be provided to participants who are registered on the club website no later than Tuesday, May 1st. at noon. The visitor center is located at 300 E. Indian School Rd. The visitor center is between Memorial Hall and the Dining Room Building. The entrance at 3rd St. and Indian School is the closest to the Music Building
Diana “Dede” Yazzie Devine, Native American Connections President/CEO, has been working with Native American urban and tribal entities since 1972 and has been employed as the CEO of Native American Connections (NAC) since 1979. NAC is a 501 (c) 3 Native American operated nonprofit corporation that provides comprehensive behavioral health services, affordable housing, and community based economic development opportunities. With Native Americans as a priority population, NAC offers innovative research-based behavioral health counseling services integrated with Native cultural and traditional healing practices. In addition, NAC developed, owns and operates over 750 units of affordable housing for working families and permanent supportive housing for homeless individuals along the light-rail in Central Phoenix.
Ms. Devine has an MBA from Arizona State University and was inducted into the ASU WP Carey School of Business Hall of Fame (2012). Ms. Devine holds International and State licenses in substance abuse counseling. In addition, she dedicates her time to local, state and national boards/committees. Ms. Devine’s leadership and dedication have been recognized within the community with many honors including : Valley Leadership’s Woman of the Year (2003); YWCA’s Business Leader Award (2008); Arizona’s Centennial Legacy Project – Arizona’s 48 Most Intriguing Women (2012); Phoenix Business Journal’s 25 Most Admired CEOs (2012); Phoenix Community Alliance Center City Starr Award (2015); Arizona Interfaith Movement Golden Rule Award (2016).