News and Updates

Inaugural Class of Flinn-Brown Civic Leadership Academy Completes Study, Charts Course for Arizona Leadership

May 24, 2011

PHOENIX—An ambitious new initiative to expand Arizona’s cadre of future state-level civic leaders reached an important milestone on May 20 with a celebration of the inaugural class of the Flinn-Brown Civic Leadership Academy. The first 25 Flinn-Brown Fellows were recognized…

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Arizona Illustrated interviews Flinn-Brown Fellow

April 14, 2011

Juan Ciscomani, a member of the first class of the Flinn-Brown Civic Leadership Academy, was interviewed in late March on Arizona Illustrated, the public-television newsmagazine produced by Arizona Public Media at the University of Arizona. Host Kimberly Craft spoke with…

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Working together across the border

April 01, 2011

Few situations are as challenging for civic leaders as coordinating and collaborating across national borders. But there are many efforts, and some successes. The Arizona State University North American Center for Transborder Studies is partnering with the Mexico Institute at the…

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Meet the first class of the Flinn-Brown Civic Leadership Academy

February 25, 2011

Twenty-five future Arizona leaders, drawn from across the state and numerous professions, have been selected to participate in this spring’s inaugural class of the Flinn-Brown Civic Leadership Academy. The Academy is one of three core components of the Arizona Center for Civic Leadership. The…

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The Thomas R. Brown Foundations: Partner in the Arizona Center for Civic Leadership

February 22, 2011

Glance for a moment at the logo of the Arizona Center for Civic Leadership at the top of this page–Two colors weave in and out to form a vibrant sun-like image. Those interlocking colors are intended to evoke one of…

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Meeting the challenges of the new Arizona

January 11, 2011

The latest annual report of the Flinn Foundation, featuring foundation highlights from 2009 and a 2010-11 outlook, is titled “The Big Picture.” The report features an essay by Flinn Foundation President and CEO Jack Jewett, reflecting on how Arizona can…

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What is civic leadership?

November 27, 2010

A March 2010 study by Battelle, commissioned by the Flinn Foundation’s board of directors, laid much of the groundwork for the Arizona Center of Civic Leadership. That study employed this definition of civic leadership: Civic leadership is reflected in the…

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