Our civic health, how we come together to define and address public problems, is critical to long-term individual and community well-being. Communities with robust civic health have higher employment rates, stronger schools, better physical health, and more responsive governments. CFA is committed to improving Arizona's civic health by strengthening civic engagement and empowering Arizonans to shape their communities and the future of the state.
Civic Engagement Programs
Communities at the Center
CFA works with communities and leaders to make Arizonans’ priorities a reality through data and community-driven dialogue and solution building.
Gabe Zimmerman Public Service Awards
This award recognizes the achievements of public servants for the work they do to connect their communities and engage citizens.
School Participatory Budgeting in Arizona
School Participatory Budgeting prepares young people to be more informed, empowered and engaged in civic life. Students "learn democracy by doing" by developing proposals and voting to fund improvement projects that build stronger school communities.
Arizona Civic Life Partnership
This collaboration between the Center for the Future of Arizona and the Arizona Center for Civic Leadership brings organizations together statewide to strengthen civic life in Arizona.