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Arizona State University (ASU) is a public university based in the Phoenix Metropolitan Area in the state of Arizona.  ASU’s vision is to “to establish ASU as the model for a New American University, measured not by who we exclude, but rather by who we include; pursuing research and discovery that benefits the public good; assuming major responsibility for the economic, social, and cultural vitality and health and well-being of the community.”  Visit ASU’s website>> 

Among their civic engagement programs are:

Changemaker Central
Changemaker Central, a student-led university initiative with co-working spaces on all four ASU campuses, engages students in sustained social change by cultivating a culture that tackles local and global challenges. Changemaker provides students the opportunity to participate in programming that inspires a life-long commitment to creating positive change. Each space is a central hub where students can learn about volunteer opportunities, entrepreneurship, high impact careers and service-learning options.  Changemaker also conducts special events and monthly days of service to introduce students to local community challenges and expose students to longer-term volunteer opportunities.  Learn more at:

Access ASU
Access ASU works directly with five high-need school districts to provide mentoring and support to help youth graduate ready for college and prepared to succeed. This comprehensive effort includes early college experiences, family education/awareness, summer programs, special events, and modifications to the high school curriculum/instruction through ASU/high school faculty partnerships. Access ASU programs like SPARKS (Students Providing Awareness, Resources and Knowledge to Start college), create a personal connection between first-generation youth.  Collectively Access ASU interacts with over 45,000 students and families annually.  Learn more at:

The groundbreaking senior year residency program, iTeachAZ at The Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College, more than doubles the time most future teachers spend in the classroom. Seniors in the program perform a year of volunteer service student teaching in preK-8 schools under the supervision of a mentor teacher. During the academic year, each senior provides 1,150 hours of service.  iTeachAZ’s co-teaching model strengthens the climate of teaching and learning at partner schools by dramatically increasing the number of instructors in a classroom resulting in smaller teacher/student ratios and improved student achievement. Learn more at: