Arizona Civic Life Partnership
Why it matters
The Center for the Future of Arizona (CFA) and the Arizona Center for Civic Leadership at the Flinn Foundation drive work across the state to strengthen civic education, build civic leaders, and increase our capacity to solve problems and create a bright future for our state. With these shared values and commitment, the two organizations are partnering to bring organizations together statewide to strengthen civic life in Arizona.
How it works
This partnership is driven by use of the Civic Health Progress Meters, part of the Arizona Progress Meters developed by CFA to measure progress, frame conversations, and prompt action on the issues that matter most to Arizonans. These dynamic tools track how we are doing on realizing The Arizona We Want, a shared vision of success that expresses Arizonans’ hopes and aspirations for the future of the state.
Time and again, Arizonans have identified Civic Participation and Connected Communities as two pillars of a brighter, stronger future for our state. The Civic Health Progress Meters define, track, and measure progress on these priorities, drawing on data from the Congressionally-chartered National Conference on Citizenship (NCoC) to provide a close look at the civic life of Arizonans by age, education, income, ethnicity, gender, and urbanicity. The data showcase the importance of civic health to our communities and spotlight important opportunities for increased civic participation.
Drawing upon this treasure trove of data, CFA and the Arizona Center for Civic Leadership will:
- Bring together partners in data-driven dialogue about civic life today in Arizona,
- Generate public discussion about the critical importance of civic participation and connected communities to our broader prosperity and quality of life,
- Identify opportunities for action that will ensure more Arizonans are engaged in creating solutions for their communities and a stronger future for our state.
Only with vibrant civic life will we move forward on solving problems and building a bright future for our state. CFA and the Arizona Center for Civic Leadership look forward to engaging others in this critical effort.
The Arizona Civic Health Steering Committee includes representatives from more than a dozen Arizona organizations whose work is vital to improving Arizona’s progress in two key areas of civic health: Civic Participation and Connected Communities. The Steering Committee is convened by the Arizona Center for Civic Leadership and the Center for the Future of Arizona.
The State of Black Arizona
2013 Flinn-Brown Fellow
Director, School of Civic and Economic Thought and Leadership
Arizona State University
Senior Director of Community Initiatives
Arizona Community Foundation
Community Program Officer
Arizona Community Foundation
Arizona Town Hall
Director, Civic Service Institute
Center for Service and Volunteerism
Inter Tribal Council of Arizona
Director of Capacity Building and Community Engagement
Vitalyst Health Foundation
2011 Flinn-Brown Fellow
Community Engagement Director
Maricopa Community Colleges
2014 Flinn-Brown Fellow
Director, University Center for the Philosophy of Freedom
University of Arizona
School of Public Affairs, Arizona State University
Director of K-12 Social Studies and World Languages
Arizona Department of Education