Flinn Foundation

Improving the quality of life in Arizona to benefit future generations.

Civic Leadership

Strengthening civic leadership statewide through the Arizona Center for Civic Leadership.

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Offering learning and support for state-level public service for Arizonans of all walks of life and perspectives.
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Civic Leadership

The Arizona Center for Civic Leadership

The nonpartisan Arizona Center for Civic Leadership at the Flinn Foundation enhances civic life in Arizona through civic education, leadership, and engagement programs. The Arizona Civic Exchange—CivEx—creates opportunities for the public to become better informed and educated on political and policy topics impacting their communities. The prestigious Flinn-Brown Fellowship fosters civic leaders in Arizona by building knowledge, skills, and a robust network to find solutions for Arizona’s long-term issues. The Center promotes civic engagement through the Civic Leadership Collaborative by convening Arizona’s leadership-development organizations to advance the goal of building strong leaders in every community in the state.


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CivEx explores social indicators impacting academic success

State of Black Arizona Founding Executive Director Teniqua Broughton, a 2013 Flinn-Brown Fellow, hosted the Feb. 24 CivEx webinar focused on educational equity in Arizona public schools and how social indicators impact success.

The webinar spotlighted the ongoing collaboration between Greater Phoenix Leadership and the Roosevelt Elementary School District and featured Heather Carter, Greater Phoenix Leadership executive vice president, and 2020 Flinn-Brown Fellow Quintin Boyce, Roosevelt Elementary School District superintendent. [Watch presentation]

 


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Flinn-Brown Fellow Alberto Olivas leads ASU’s Pastor Center for Politics & Public Service

Alberto Olivas, a 2011 Flinn-Brown Fellow from the inaugural cohort, talks about his role as executive director of the Congressman Ed Pastor Center for Politics & Public Service at Arizona State University.

Olivas said a high priority for the Pastor Center is to keep the congressman’s legacy alive by engaging students from across the ideological spectrum and from all disciplines to engage each other effectively and learn how to work through differences to achieve common ground objectives. [Read More]


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Civic Health Progress Meters to guide data-driven dialogue

The Arizona Center for Civic Leadership at the Flinn Foundation and the Center for the Future of Arizona (CFA) have announced a partnership to bring together partners in data-driven dialogue about civic life today in Arizona.

This new partnership will be driven by use of the Civic Health Progress Meters of Civic Participation and Connected Communities, part of the Arizona Progress Meters launched by CFA to measure progress and frame conversations. The organizations will identify opportunities for action that will ensure more Arizonans are engaged in creating solutions for their communities and a stronger future for our state. [Learn More]


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CivEx webinar explores 2022 state budget proposal

2015 Flinn-Brown Fellow Matt Gress, who serves as budget director for Gov. Doug Ducey, provided a briefing on the state budget process, and specifically, the economic forecast, revenue projections, and planned statewide investments reflected in Gov. Ducey’s Fiscal Year 2022 budget proposal.

The webinar includes a detailed look at the governor’s budget priorities in education, health and welfare, natural resources, public safety, and the continued fiscal response to COVID-19. [Watch and View Presentation]


News and Updates

Civic Leadership

Flinn-Brown Fellow Alberto Olivas leads ASU’s Pastor Center for Politics & Public Service

Alberto Olivas Executive Director Congressman Ed Pastor Center for Politics & Public Service Arizona State University Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions LinkedIn | Twitter | Facebook 1. Can you please describe your work and how public policy impacts how you manage your organization? Thanks to a gift from retired Congressman Ed Pastor, in late 2015 ASU […]

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February 2021 Network News

Thoughts from Dawn Wallace While most of 2020 was epic in its challenges, the holiday season glimmered to me like an elixir for the darkness of our collective mood. The simplicity felt restorative in a year filled with chaos. For me and mine, the beauty of the moment and the promise of a new day […]

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A partnership to strengthen civic life

The Arizona Center for Civic Leadership at the Flinn Foundation and the Center for the Future of Arizona (CFA) 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 […]

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Arizona executives named to lead statewide bioscience committee

A medical-technology executive and a former state legislator have been named the new leaders of Arizona’s statewide committee overseeing the advancement of the state’s bioscience ecosystem. Eve Ross, a retired W.L. Gore & Associates executive, is serving as chair and Heather Carter, executive vice president of Greater Phoenix Leadership, as vice chair of Arizona’s Bioscience […]