Community partnerships and sponsorships

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 key communities — children and at-risk youth, military members and veterans, and those in underrepresented populations.

The goal of our partnerships and sponsorships is to empower our partner organizations to advance their mission and meet the demands of their respective communities. We believe that an educated, healthy and supported community benefits everyone.

Our community partners

A consortium of dedicated individuals, organizations and communities working together to end America’s dropout crisis, GradNation is an ongoing campaign of America’s Promise Alliance. Its goal is to raise the national average of on-time high school graduation rates to 90 percent by 2020, and to encourage dramatic increases in college enrollment and graduation.

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.

University of Phoenix is a national education partner with Cleantech Open, a nonprofit organization that finds, funds and fosters entrepreneurs who are committed to launching clean-energy technology companies. The world’s largest such organization, Cleantech Open features a network of 2,000 volunteers and has assisted more than 800 companies since its formation in 2005.

Founded in 2000, 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, 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 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.

Working with families, employers, communities and public advocates, Jobs for America’s Graduates seeks to resolve the nation’s dropout rate. By providing leadership and services to middle school, high school and out-of-school youth, the organization’s mission is to help students graduate from high school, pursue college, and/or enter and advance in their chosen careers.

For more than 30 years, the mission of Jobs for the Future has been to ensure that at-risk youth and lower-income workers have the skills and credentials to succeed in our economy. The organization aims to design and drive innovative, scalable approaches, as well as federal and state policies, that can help keep the nation’s education-to-career pipeline running smoothly.

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 orthopaedics. 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 Chicago Bears, Chicago Blackhawks, Arizona Cardinals and Arizona Diamondbacks. Learn more about our year-round goodwill efforts in the Chicagoland area and throughout Arizona.

The “Roadtrip Nation” experience is a program that empowers students to map their interests to future pathways in life. At the heart of this experience is the opportunity for students to travel and explore career options within communities and to speak with local business leaders to learn the steps that they took to get to where they are today.

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.

Teach For America recruits the nation’s most outstanding college graduates to teach for two years in underprivileged schools. Teach For America corps members come from all backgrounds and career interests to fight educational inequity.

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University of Phoenix alumni share their road with at-risk teens

As part of our “Share Your Road” program, University of Phoenix partnered with Road Trip Nation to connect high-school students with alumni mentors. Sit in as three at-risk teens find encouragement from our alumni’s stories.

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