Quality of Life for All Arizonans

The Center for the Future of Arizona is helping to define and shape Arizona’s future through an action-oriented agenda focused on issues and topics critical to the state.

More than a think tank, the center is an independent “do tank” that combines innovative, practical research with collaborative partnerships and initiatives that will create opportunities and quality of life for all Arizonans.

2.0 IN ACTION Partner Reports


ASU Report Arizona State University, BlueCross BlueShield of Arizona, CopperPoint Mutual, City of Buckeye, Hensley Beverage Company, National Bank of Arizona and other Arizona organizations across the state are responding to the citizen goals of The Arizona We Want 2.0 report.

Read the reports of Arizona organizations and see how they are addressing the critical issues facing our state.
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Arizona Leadership Forum Videos

Arizona Leadership Forum VideoThe Arizona Leadership initiative is an ongoing movement of corporate, nonprofit, philanthropic, and civic leaders committed to communicating, collaborating, and leading in order to transform our enterprises, our communities, and our state.

View selected videos from the 2014 Arizona Leadership Fotum
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Beat the Odds InstituteAccording to Beat the Odds research, "... exceptional performance is achievable by virtually any school with the discipline to analyze over and over and keep focusing on what works." Arlahee Ruiz, principal of NFL YET College Prep Academy, an Espiritu Schools charter, is a strong leader with a penchant for "what works."
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Grand Canyon Diploma Moves Gilbert Girl On To College


As Arizona parents, we have reason to worry. Only about 70 percent of our students are getting out of high school, which is close to the national average, but then at least a third aren't ready for college.

Kali Gagne graduated after her sophomore year with the Grand Canyon Diploma. College readiness is the focus of one program where high school students can graduate early.
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