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 Raises $1.375 Million to Fund Action Plan

 

The Arizona We Want 2.0: The Case for Action

$1.375 million has been raised from Arizona organizations to fund implementation of The Arizona We Want 2.0: The Case for Action, released in January 2013.

Based on the Gallup Arizona Poll, the 2.0 report identifies eight citizen goals and proposes action steps for how Arizonans can achieve them.
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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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Dr. Sybil Francis Shares Move On When Ready Insights with U.S. Secretary of Education

Center for the Future of Arizona Executive Director Dr. Sybil Francis recently discussed Move On When Ready with U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan when he visited Arizona State University. Following is her overview on how Arizona is at the leading edge in focusing on college and career readiness for all students.

Through the Move On When Ready (MOWR) initiative, Arizona is one of the first states in the nation to embrace not just the idea, but the actual implementation of a competency-based pathway to high school graduation.
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