Examples of Excellence


Middle School Math Educators Developing Teaching Skills and Deepening Mathematical Knowledge via Scottsdale Community College Partnership

Scottsdale, AZ

In 2012, Scottsdale Community College (SCC) became the second community college in the country to earn a grant from the …

Submitted by April Strom on 8/15/17


Southwest Human Development Providing Training for Those Caring for Arizona’s Youngest Students

Phoenix, AZ

The first five years of a child’s life are vital for social, emotional and cognitive development. These early experiences set …

Submitted by Ryan Narramore on 8/11/17


Students Getting a Leg Up on College Thanks to Arizona GEAR UP

Phoenix, AZ

Every child deserves a chance to pursue higher education. But getting to college is complicated and waiting until their senior …

Submitted by Teena Olszewski on 8/10/17


City of Mesa Takes Aim at Higher Education Options

Mesa, AZ

Educational attainment has long been linked to the economic strength of a community, not to mention the individual benefits. For …

Submitted by Jaye O'Donnell on 8/10/17


Northland Pioneer College and Haven Health Partner to Train Much Needed Medical Staff

Show Low, AZ

Haven Health operates two skilled nursing facilities, one in Show Low and the other in Lakeside, that offer inpatient rehabilitation …

Submitted by Ann Hess on 8/10/17


Lake Havasu City Youth Council Orchestrates Project: We OutCare to Improve Teacher Retention

Lake Havasu City, AZ

Schools all over the state are facing an unprecedented teacher shortage. And Lake Havasu City is no exception – in …

Submitted by Jerri Bracamonte on 8/8/17

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Cradle to Career Engaging Stakeholders to Improve Education in Pima County

Tucson, AZ

Pima County is a complex mixture of urban centers, border towns, rural farming communities, reservation lands, and more. Since 2015, …

Submitted by Amanda Kucich on 8/3/17


LAUNCH Flagstaff, Aims to Improve Education Outcomes Cradle Through Career

Flagstaff, AZ

The quality of education in any community has a dramatic impact on everyone’s quality of life, whether they have children …

Submitted by Paul Kulpinski on 8/3/17