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Café Esperanza is an Arizona Social Enterprise

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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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New Fellows named by Arizona Center for Civic Leadership

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The Arizona Center for Civic Leadership has chosen 35 more Arizonans as Fellows in the Flinn-Brown Civic Leadership Academy. The 2014 Fellows come from urban centers and rural communities and have careers in small businesses, startup firms, major corporations, nonprofit organizations, educational institutions, state agencies, federal institutions, and local governments.

Jazz and Civic Leadership by Nancy Welch

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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.

Nancy Welch on the Flinn-Brown opportunity

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Applications for the 2014 Flinn-Brown Civic Leadership Academy are due May 19. Learn more about the Flinn-Brown opportunity from Nancy Welch, Vice President of the Arizona Center for Civic Leadership.

Interviews with Flinn-Brown Leaders

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The Flinn-Brown Civic Leadership Academy has put out the call for applicants for its 2014 cohort. Now in its fourth year, the long-term initiative is unique in Arizona because it identifies and nurtures future state-level leaders. Get to know more about its benefits from these segments on KAET and KUAT. Tucsonans Gain from Civic Leadership

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Learn more about Flinn-Brown and the Arizona Center for Civic Leadership

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The Flinn-Brown Civic Leadership Academy is the flagship program of the Arizona Center for Civic Leadership but it is also just one of many activities. This e-book introduces Flinn-Brown, through “10 Reasons to Apply for Flinn-Brown” and also reflects the center’s growth and numerous other activities. The e-book includes the recently published Elements of Civic

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Conversation with Kansas Leadership Center CEO

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Kansas Leadership Center CEO Ed O’Malley was one of our featured guests at the Civic Leadership Exchange on March 20. Nancy Welch, Vice President of the Arizona Center for Civic Leadership, had a chance to record this interview with him during his stop in Phoenix. As the founding president of Kansas Leadership Center in 2007,

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Sharing a 50th Anniversary: The Beatles and Burton Barr

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The US was never the same after the Beatles appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show 50 years ago this year. But a number of notable Arizona 50th anniversaries deserve just as much attention as the Fab Four’s milestone. One is that Republican Burton Barr, “the energetic and highly pragmatic consensus-building majority leader” according to political

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Flinn Foundation releases ‘Action and Impact’ report on civic leadership, other programs

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The Flinn Foundation’s “Action and Impact” report highlights the growth of the Arizona Center for Civic Leadership, as well as the Foundation’s current grantmaking priorities and activities across its other program areas—arts and culture, biosciences, and the Flinn Scholars program. The Arizona Center for Civic Leadership, launched in 2010 to strengthen civic leadership throughout Arizona,

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