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.

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.

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.  

Fresh Start ( 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.

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