Community partnerships and sponsorships

We strive to empower our partner organizations to advance their mission and meet the demands of their respective communities–meet our partners.

An educated, healthy and supported community benefits everyone

In addition to volunteerism and scholarships, our Corporate Social Responsibility office engages our communities by partnering with nonprofit organizations and sponsoring their events. We select these opportunities based on how they align with our key focus areas (education, workforce and community) and how they connect to our college goals and key communities — children and at-risk youth, military members and veterans, and those in underrepresented populations.

Meet our community partners

The American Red Cross is an emergency response organization. It assists with domestic disaster relief, community service, support and comfort for military members and their families, blood donation, educational programs focused on health and safety, and international relief and development.

Boys & Girls Clubs give our youth a safe and positive place to learn, play and grow into productive citizens. The Club’s programs promote competence, usefulness, belonging and influence. More than 4.2 million youth belong to the Club at more than 4,000 locations.

Founded in 2000, DonorsChoose.org is an online, crowd-funding charity that helps teachers raise money for everyday classroom equipment and unique projects. Teachers from across the country submit their ideas and funding requests. Those submissions are first vetted by the organization and then posted on the site, where individuals can review, select and contribute. When the project reaches its monetary goal, DonorsChoose.org purchases the items and ships them directly to the school.

Creative teachers are always looking for new and different ways to reach their kids. To date, more than 180,000 public and charter school teachers have used DonorsChoose.org to secure $233 million in books, art supplies, technology and other resources that they — and their students — need to inspire learning.

The core ideology of Junior Achievement is to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy. The organization educates students about work readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy. Junior Achievement’s 330,000 classroom volunteers reach 9.7 million students in 122 countries.

Phoenix Children’s Hospital was founded in 1983 and is one of the 10 largest children’s hospitals in the country. It offers 40 sub-specialty fields of pediatric medicine and also provides services in neonatology, hematology/oncology, neuroscience, cardiac services, Level 1 trauma and orthopedics. Phoenix Children’s Hospital cares for patients in Arizona and other Southwestern states.

We’re teaming up for education and community outreach with some of our students’ favorite sports teams. The University is proud to partner with the Arizona Cardinals and Arizona Diamondbacks. Learn more about our year-round goodwill efforts throughout Arizona.

St. Mary’s, which serves 13 of 15 counties in Arizona, is committed to alleviating hunger for vulnerable populations, building community relationships and improving the quality of life for Arizonans. In 2008-09, the Food Bank provided more than 300,000 meals each day. St. Mary’s is a member of Feeding America, one of the nation’s largest charitable, hunger-relief organizations.

Fresh Start (http://www.freshstartwomen.org/) focuses on three core values (economic self-sufficiency, personal development and education). The resource center offers supportive social work services, mentoring, education, career services and legal support services.

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