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Corporate Social Responsibility

University of Phoenix is committed to getting involved and giving back to help to ensure healthy, vibrant, and prospering communities.

Our commitment

At University of Phoenix, we get involved and give back to the local communities in which we live, work and play. We view these actions as more than a business practice; it's our culture.

Community volunteering and sponsorships

We help organizations realize their mission and meet the demands of their respective communities. Here are some of the organizations we support through volunteering and/or sponsorships:

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.

The mission of AEF is to administer programs that identify, develop and celebrate excellence in Pre-K through 12th grade Arizona public education through business and community partnerships. Signature programs include Teacher of the Year, A+ School of Excellence, Arizona Spelling Bee, Principals’ Leadership Academy of Arizona and more. 

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.

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.

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.  

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. 

With a more than 35 year history of serving youth across Arizona, JAG’s mission is to help young people stay in school and to acquire the academic, personal, leadership and vocational skills they will need to be successful upon graduation. Today, JAG serves more than 1200 young people in 25 programs in Arizona schools and communities in Tolleson/Avondale and Central Phoenix.

Volunteerism at University of Phoenix

Volunteering is part of our culture at University of Phoenix. Our students, staff and faculty have helped us establish a reputation as a service-minded university. Employees are encouraged to utilize two paid days, each year, to volunteer for a cause or charity of their choice. We also have several volunteering opportunities hosted by the University each year with organizations we sponsor.

Additionally, the University has established 5 Employee Resource Groups, who focus their efforts  around education, advocacy and volunteering.

We value integrity, social responsibility and we hope to all play a major role in improving the communities in which we live. By getting involved in their local communities, our university family members get a sense of fulfillment.