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Valley Leadership Carries on a Tradition of Local Civic Leadership Development

The Arizona Center for Civic Leadership is fortunate to work with local and regional civic leadership programs throughout Arizona. These organizations are valuable resources with deep roots. Beginning in the 1970s, groups of concerned Arizonans, chambers of commerce, and municipalities started leadership development programs based on models that had become commonplace across the United States.

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Flinn-Brown Fellows: A Unique Resource for Arizona State Government

Whether in the public or private sectors, the call for talent and leadership development is everywhere. Transitions, as we are experiencing now in state government, shine an especially bright light on the continual demand for leaders with the knowledge, skills, commitment, and networks to get the state’s work done. Flinn-Brown is an investment in this

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Café Esperanza is an Arizona Social Enterprise

What do you get when entrepreneurs start businesses to fund community problem-solving? Social enterprise, according to AZ LeaderForce executive director Steve Capobres. This civic leadership organization with 15 years of service in a variety of programs, and nearly a decade of experience matching civic leaders with community-based organizations to ensure growth, has embraced social enterprise

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Jazz and Civic Leadership by Nancy Welch

At the Arizona Center for Civic Leadership, we are fortunate to meet and work with many talented Arizonans. Unfortunately, I have not yet had the pleasure of meeting the obviously talented members of the Ellington Band at the Tucson Jazz Institute. In May, these high school students won—for the second year in a row—the most prestigious prize available to a young jazz ensemble, First Place at the Essentially Ellington 2014 Jazz Band Competition and Festival. Now in its 19th year, the competition is sponsored and produced by Jazz at Lincoln Center and led by jazz great Wynton Marsalis. Bands are invited to compete with 15 appearing in the 2014 finals.

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