Examples of Excellence


Arizona State University is empowering foster students to invest in their future

Tempe, AZ

Arizona State University is dedicated to providing access to higher education for all Arizona students. As part of this commitment, …

Submitted by Lorenzo Chavez on 8/17/20


Shadow Ridge High School preparing students for careers in architecture

Surprise, AZ

At an unassuming high school in Surprise, students are building the skills they need to open their own business right …

Submitted by Scott Thomas on 6/4/20


ASU’s Young Engineers Shape the World program inspiring students

Tempe, AZ

To encourage more women, first generation students, and underrepresented minority students to enter the growing field of engineering, Arizona State …

Submitted by Lauren Preble on 4/16/19


Week-Long, On-Campus Camp Catanese Helps Get Kids to College

Phoenix, AZ

Where a student goes to high school and where they live shouldn’t determine their chances of going to college. That’s …

Submitted by Jason Catanese, M.Ed. on 4/12/19


Gila Community College offering programs to grow local qualified workforce

Globe, AZ

Gila Community College (GCC) has been educating residents of rural central Arizona for more than five decades. With more than …

Submitted by Leitha Griffin on 4/11/19


Generation Tech Support Bridging Age Divides and Providing Real-World Experience

Phoenix, AZ

Cybersecurity, coding and other tech-based careers are some of the most in-demand jobs in today’s economy. And that’s not likely …

Submitted by Debbie Kovesdy on 3/27/19


Federal TRIO programs have widespread impact in Arizona

Phoenix, AZ

In 1965, educational policymakers realized that the new FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) wasn’t being utilized by populations …

Submitted by Michelle Thomas on 11/7/18


Achieve Pinal is focused on the Progress Meter to strengthen the local workforce

Casa Grande, AZ

A project of the Pinal Alliance for Economic Growth, Achieve Pinal is working to improve the Pinal County workforce by …

Submitted by Judee Jackson on 11/1/18