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.

The Arizona We Want Announces the 2014 Gabe Zimerman Public Service Award Winners

 

Hank Atha, Jerene Watson and Amelia Craig have been named winners of the 2014 Gabe Zimmerman Public Service Awards.

Atha, deputy Pima County administrator for Community and Economic Development, will receive the Leadership award. Watson, Flagstaff's deputy city manager, will receive the Civic Engagement award. Cramer, chief deputy Pima County attorney, will receive the Innovation Award.

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Darcy Renfro Appointed Inaugural Director of The Arizona We Want Institute

The Center for the Future of Arizona Chairman  and CEO Dr. Lattie Coor announced the appointment of Darcy Renfro as the inaugural director of The Arizona We Want Institute.

Renfro brings more than 20 years of experience to The Arizona We Want Institute having operated at the highest levels of government, business, philanthropy and community.

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Kyrene de las Lomas and Kyrene de las Manitas Receive Gold Awards

 

Beat the Odds InstituteKyrene de las Lomas and Kyrene de las Manitas elementary schools, in the Kyrene School District, received gold awards and have been named "Beat the Odds Schools" by Beat the Odds Institute, an initiative of the Center for the Future of Arizona.

Beat the Odds Institute, an initiative of the Center for the Future of Arizona, focuses on improving academic achievement in schools where approximately half the students eligible for free or reduced price lunch and approximately half are minority.

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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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