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AZ Leaderforce

An initiative of the Collaboration for a New Century (CNC), AZ LeaderForce develops a network of compassionate community leaders—Coaches—and human service partners—Blue Ribbon agencies—that take action. Each year, CNC identifies six nonprofit agencies with high potential to positively impact the community, but need some strategic guidance. Blue Ribbon agencies are chosen based on their track record for being innovative, community-based, holistic, collaborative, and outcome-focused. Each agency must also fit into one of six human service categories: child development, youth mentoring, affordable housing, job training, family support, and affordable health care. Over nine months, the Coaches share their expertise with Blue Ribbon agencies to help them build capacity and expand services, with the ultimate goal of all participants creating strong, long-lasting relationships. AZ LeaderForce also provides training to the Coaches on advanced leadership concepts. The next AZ LeaderForce group will begin April 2013.

Year Founded: Started in 2007 as an initiative of The Collaboration for a New Century (CNC)
Geographic Focus: Greater Phoenix


Steve Capobres, MPA
Vice President of Business Development
Catholic Charities
Administrative Service Center
4747 N. 7th Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85013
(O) 602-650-4807 / internal – x59007
(C) 480-699-3356
(F) 602-285-0311