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Since our founding, CFA has been committed to bringing Arizonans together to build a stronger and brighter future for our state. Today, as then, the central question before us remains: How can Arizona quickly and continually provide sustained economic prosperity, unmatched quality of life, and meaningful opportunity to the people who live here?

To answer this question, we listen to Arizonans. What matters to them? What are their priorities for the future? What would success look like? With this data guiding us, we provide impartial analyses and collaborative leadership to identify long-term solutions to the most challenging issues of our time. As a self-defined “do tank," we take promising ideas and put them into action to realize our shared vision of success for the future of Arizona.


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Created a shared statewide agenda based on what matters most to Arizonans, providing the basis for action by leaders and communities
Brought trusted data to communities and leaders in Arizona that advanced data-driven dialogue, decision making, and solution building
Drove innovation and improvement across the education system, training hundreds of school leaders and preparing thousands of students to graduate college and career ready
Strengthened Arizona's talent pipeline and increased educational attainment by designing college and career pathways in partnership with educational institutions and industry
Increased the civic engagement of Arizona's youth in a nationally recognized program of "learning democracy by doing" in Arizona middle and high schools
Increased the economic mobility of adults through innovative career training