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ASU Charter and design aspirations Letter from President Michael M. Crow History of social embeddedness What is social embeddedness? Community-based teaching and learning Civic engagement Community-engaged research Knowledge mobilization Capacity building and professional development Place-based partnerships Strengthening the educational continuum Impact in the community President’s Medal for Social Embeddedness Amplifying voices in the community Thank you to our partners Community programs index

Undergraduate students from any discipline may fulfill a General Studies requirement through semesterlong University Service-Learning courses, which require between 70-100 hours of service to one or more of 150 local community agencies, schools and organizations. Through their service experience and guided reflection, students learn about complex community issues. In the 2016 fiscal year, 830 students participated in 66,140 hours of service. Social embeddedness


Charter ASU is a comprehensive public research university, measured not by whom it excludes, but rather by whom it includes and how they succeed; advancing research and discovery of public value; and assuming fundamental responsibility for the economic, social, cultural and overall health of the communities it serves.

Design aspirations Eight design aspirations guide the ongoing evolution of ASU as a New American University. These institutional objectives are integrated in innovative ways throughout the university to achieve excellence, access and impact.

Leverage our place

Value entrepreneurship

ASU embraces its culture, socioeconomic and physical setting

ASU uses its knowledge and encourages innovation

Enable student success

Be socially embedded

ASU is committed to the success of each unique student

ASU connects with communities through mutually beneficial partnerships

Transform society

Conduct use-inspired research

ASU catalyzes social change by being connected to social needs

ASU research has purpose and impact

Fuse intellectual disciplines

Engage globally

ASU creates knowledge by transcending academic disciplines

ASU engages with people and issues locally, nationally and internationally

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s we reflect on ASU’s history and ASU is an anchor institution in consider the institutional models the traditional sense as we embrace that laid the foundation for what is our physical setting and share now the New American University, responsibility for the health and what endures is our legacy of being well-being of the communities that responsive to and working in concert reside in our geographic purview. Our with our surrounding community. campus expansion and development As an anchor institution, ASU must efforts, such as SkySong, the serve as a pillar of the community, Downtown Phoenix campus and the committed not only to the success of newly opened Beus Center for Law its students, but also to the success and Society, all reflect our commitment of its place. We do this by being to building what is needed to realize connected to our community in this vision for greater collaboration. mutually supportive relationships. Our Additionally, we recognize that ideal of being socially there are multiple embedded serves as a “Universities are anchor ways to engage and fundamental principle institutions that must empower our faculty of our institutional serve as pillars of the and students at every design and guides the community, committed level to partner with continued evolution not only to the success the community in of our university. This of its students, but also order to enhance the connectedness is to the success of its impact and relevance what ensures that we place.” of their work. This are in tune with the – Michael Crow year’s report highlights pulse of our broader only a few of the environment and that we remain numerous ways ASU seeks to fulfill prepared to adapt as our society our role as an anchor institution inevitably continues to change. through community-based teaching ASU functions as a key node in and learning, civic engagement, powerful knowledge networks, community-engaged research, collaborating in mutually supportive knowledge mobilization, capacity relationships with individuals and building and professional development organizations across the community and placed-based partnerships. These who share our vision. models of engagement exemplify how

“Anchor institutions are nonprofit institutions — such as universities, hospitals, museums, performance centers and libraries — that take root in and serve a community through economic development, their missions and the development of intellectual and human capital.” – Public Research Universities: Serving the Public Good (2016 publication of The Lincoln Project)

social embeddedness is deeply woven into our culture. There is no precedent or path for where we are going. We are reimagining how institutions of higher education communicate and work with the community because the grand challenges of our time are too complex and too unwieldy to tackle in isolation. We are designing the university for what we need it to be, not what it has been in the past. We are designing an institution that is equipped with the necessary mechanisms to work effectively across disciplines, sectors and industries. We are designing an institution that is more than a place, but a driving force for economic and cultural vitality, one that is deeply rooted into the fabric of its surrounding community, its metropolitan region and the state of Arizona.


Michael M. Crow President, Arizona State University

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ASU is profoundly connected and accountable to the broader community. This is underscored by our university’s history as a responsive place-based institution. Our charter honors and continues this legacy as ASU adapts to the changing needs of the community and the increasingly complex challenges we face together.

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Educating a growing population With the start of the Arizona Territorial Normal School in 1885, community leaders sought to update the state’s educational infrastructure, which was comprised of only 28 elementary schools. The school provided the critical teacher training programs needed to meet the demand of a growing population. As the community’s needs shifted, the mission of the school expanded to offer vocational programs such as agriculture and manual arts. By 1913, the school offered more than 90 courses with 18 academic departments and enrolled more than 450 students. 1896: Student teachers gain hands-on teaching experience prior to graduation at the training school. 1922: Pupils cultivate a garden as part of the agriculture program. 1929: Seventh president of the Normal School, Arthur Mathews, rides in the homecoming parade. 1947: Arizona State College acquires Thunderbird Field II to provide veterans post-war training support.


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Responding to the educational needs of veterans In 1945, the school changed its name to Arizona State College to reflect its expanded educational offerings tailored to meet the diverse needs of the state’s changing demographics and economic landscape. After World War II, ASC grew from 553 students to more than 4,000 students, of which a majority were veterans. ASC built a family housing area called “Victory Village” and opened a technical training facility in 1947 near the Scottsdale airport to retrain veterans after the war. By 1958, with the help of the community, ASC became Arizona State University. 1949: Student hangs clothes with his child in Victory Village, a family housing solution created to serve the needs of a growing veteran population. 1958: Governor Ernest W. McFarland signs proclamation on Dec. 5, 1958, for name change to Arizona State University. 1961: Educational programming reaches 50 percent of Arizona’s population with KAET-TV’s first broadcast. 1966: High school students attend Upward Bound program at ASU, a federally funded college preparatory program for high school students.

“ASU has always been collaborative, with educators and community members working together…there’s always been a give-and-take between ASU and the community, and that responsiveness has been here from the very beginning.” – Stephanie DeLuse Barrett, The Honors College Honors Faculty Fellow and Co-author of “Arizona State University: Campus History”

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Planting the seeds for world-class interdisciplinary research ASU extended its reach across the sprawling metropolitan Phoenix area in 1986 with the establishment of its West campus, increasing access to a high-quality education for those unable to commute to Tempe. In 1994, under the leadership of President Lattie Coor, ASU became a Research I University, which validated ASU’s emergent interdisciplinary research and positioned it well for future growth. Shortly after, ASU opened its East campus in Mesa aimed at catering to the unique farming and aviation needs of the region. 1986: ASU establishes a presence in the West Valley with the inauguration of the ASU West Campus on the border of Phoenix and Glendale. 1990: ASU President Lattie Coor visits kids attending Computer Camp at ASU’s Downtown Center. 1994: ASU establishes the Partnership for Research in Stereo Modeling, a multidisciplinary research program exploring computer-aided design. 1996: ASU East, now known as ASU Polytechnic, opens in Mesa, Arizona.




2006 Designing for impact at scale

In 2002, President Michael Crow set forth a bold vision for a new model of higher education called “A New American University.” Guided by eight design aspirations, the model called for simultaneously increasing educational access, academic excellence and societal impact. The 2006 opening of the Downtown Phoenix campus demonstrated how the design aspiration of social embeddedness can maximize impact through mutually beneficial partnerships. With the charter, ASU cemented its commitment to the well-being and vitality of the community. 2003: ASU launches Biodesign Institute to develop bio-inspired, interdisciplinary research solutions to complex problems. 2006: ASU Downtown Phoenix campus opens. 2014: ASU and Starbucks form an innovative partnership and launch the Starbucks College Achievement Plan. 2016: The new Beus Center for Law and Society houses the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, connecting students, visitors and the public to the role of justice in society. Photos by ASU Archive and ASU Now

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Community-engaged research Empower researchers to partner with stakeholders from across the community to collaboratively design and conduct even the earliest phases of the research process

Civic engagement Cultivate conscientious students and graduates who possess the knowledge, skills, values and motivation to actively and responsibly engage in issues of public importance throughout their lifetimes

Community-based teaching and learning Enable students to effect positive change in their communities while they apply their knowledge, practice their skills and broaden their perspectives on social issues as they learn from community partners in a real-world context

What is social embeddedness? Central to ASU’s charter is a commitment to be fundamentally responsible for the economic, social, cultural and overall health of the communities we serve. To achieve this bold mission, ASU partners with the community in mutually beneficial ways — deeply rooted in our place as a vital anchor institution in the local community and beyond. By leveraging ASU’s vast range of intellectual and institutional resources and valuing the profound knowledge and expertise of our community partners, we can create powerful impact sufficient to drive change in the most complex of social challenges. 8

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Knowledge mobilization Build a bridge between the knowledge enterprise and the community by translating groundbreaking research into accessible and meaningful information that the public can use to enrich their lives

Capacity building and professional development Support organizations to develop their core capabilities in order to enhance their effectiveness and sustainability while improving the university’s ability to foster cross-sector collaborations

Place-based partnerships Advance ideas and co-develop spaces that embrace our unique culture, socioeconomic and physical setting

To achieve this, ASU empowers all faculty, staff, students and alumni to engage with the community. The above models of engagement ­— community-based teaching and learning, civic engagement, community-engaged research, knowledge mobilization, capacity building and place-based partnerships — highlight some of the ways that ASU is socially embedded and striving to fulfill our role as an anchor institution. For more information, please visit Social embeddedness


Community-based teaching and learning A hallmark of an ASU graduate is the desire to be a changemaker. Through community-based curricular projects, students develop the skills and knowledge necessary to engage respectfully, responsibly and productively in complex systems and with diverse stakeholders.

“Through real world projects, students learn how to cope meaningfully with complexity from day one. Beyond their disciplinary lessons, they learn how to bring their ideas to reality and how to embed those ideas with real stakeholders. Students quickly learn that technical solutions are only part of the bigger picture and that elegant, effective and sustainable solutions to community problems require all kinds of tools and insights.” – Joshua Loughman Director, Engineering Projects in Community Service (EPICS)

ASU Society for Women Engineers hosted Girl Scouts for Engineering Awareness and Retention (GEAR) Day, which served 150 girls ages 6-16. The program develops interactive experiences that strengthen participants’ critical thinking skills and inspires them to explore exciting opportunities in science and engineering. Photo by Jessica Hochreiter Social embeddedness


Community Impact Labs Photo by Alex Davis

S SHOW Photo by Ben Moffat/ASU Now


tudent Health Outreach for Wellness (SHOW) is a tri-university collaborative that provides free health care and education for individuals who are experiencing homelessness and recovering from substance abuse. By co-locating with local community partners, students gain experience in interprofessional practice while providing direct care under the supervision of seasoned faculty to people in need. Students manage every aspect of the clinic including research and quality assurance, fund development, technology and programming, thereby learning the interdisciplinary competencies needed to meet the demands of future health care careers. In its newest location, SHOW has served 100+ residents through care management and 190+ through health promotion since February 2017. Since 2015, SHOW has saved $150k in healthcare costs from deferred emergency and urgent care. 12

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ince 1982, the faith-based better understand its needs and nonprofit Neighborhood Ministries constraints. The course culminates has worked to break the cycle of in student presentations of their poverty in Phoenix through outreach proposals. In this process, students and empowerment programs. As it such as those in Kristin Fergusoncontinued to grow in size and impact, Colvin’s course gain skills in creative the organization sought to improve and critical thinking, empathy-building internal communication processes and and project management while actively the ability to track client outcomes. engaging Neighborhood Ministries’ Community Impact Labs, a program staff to design a solution that is of the College of Public Service and tailored to their needs. Community Solutions, “I have to approach offers organizations like “When we’re problems with humility. Neighborhood Ministries out in the field There’s this brilliant idea assistance with solving doing something, that you thought you had, such challenges while we’re actually but then I realize that it simultaneously enriching doing what we’re won’t work for them,” said ASU students’ education learning. We tend student Kendall Dooley. with firsthand experience to remember “So, you have to go back developing solutions to it more and it to the drawing board. It’s real-world issues. holds more value about seeing the solution “These kinds of hands- for us.” in the eyes of the partner.” on approaches really allow –Breanna Carpenter Neighborhood Ministries you to understand what received two separate you’re learning because you see it play proposals from the students and aims out. It’s hard to grasp all the theories to implement a customer relationship and concepts when you don’t actually management system as a result of the see it happen,” said student Breanna proposals. This is the first time the Carpenter. “When we’re out in the organization has partnered with ASU field doing something, we’re actually on a Community Impact Lab. doing what we’re learning. We tend In 2016–17, there were five to remember it more and it holds Community Impact Labs offered with more value for us. It’s something we’re 14 community partners. This is one learning to apply.” of many community-based learning Leveraging human-centered options available to students and design, students interview and organizations to engage in mutually observe an organization’s staff to beneficial experiences.



Prison exchange program


n Arizona, half of the current 42,000 incarcerated individuals have served a prior prison term, and the state’s overall prison population is expected to increase through 2020. To better understand the issue of crime and justice, the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at ASU and the Arizona Department of Corrections teamed up to offer the Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program. In this transformative course, ASU “outside” students learn about the many dimensions of recidivism alongside incarcerated “inside” students at the Arizona State Prison Complex in Florence. “This inside-out class has re-washed the vision I have for my future. This class has lifted my confidence, and taught me so much,” said “inside” student Michael. Together, “inside” and “outside” students develop actionable projects aimed at reducing recidivism, many of which have been implemented by the ADC.

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International to better understand the issues of the coffee life cycle. This integration of knowledge with a single project focus allows students to experience deeper learning and enhance retention of content. “ProMod helps students develop integrated, critical inquiry and problem-solving abilities that are required to be successful in the contemporary workplace,” said Jeanne Wilcox, PI for ProMod and Nadine Mathis Basha Professor at the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College. ProMod increases the applicability of curriculum because Photo by Tim Trumble Photography students are able to engage in issues ne of the ways ASU is they care about and demonstrate reimagining the college mastery of competencies through experience is ProMod, a projectproject outcomes. based, modular learning model The model has encouraged focused on developing students’ faculty from multiple colleges to problem-solving skills and abilities work collaboratively and cohere their to effect positive change. “I’m really respective curriculum in a way that is interested in the idea that students relevant to the complex problems their can have an impact on the world students are trying to solve. The result around them directly in [the] freshman is the boosting of student learning experience, not waiting until they’re outcomes while positively impacting older or being in rehearsal while in the community. college — but having an impact right With nearly 1,500 students then,” said Jake Pinholster, associate participating in 68 ProMod courses, dean of Policy and Initiatives and preliminary evaluation at the end associate professor in the Herberger of the freshman year suggests that Institute for Design participation for two and the Arts, one “ProMod helps students semesters increases of the colleges develop integrated, critical student GPAs and participating in inquiry and problem-solving critical thinking skills ProMod. abilities that are required when compared to In ProMod to be successful in the their peers in more courses, crosscontemporary workplace.” traditional academic disciplinary teams of – Jeanne Wilcox courses. Building students solve realon the success of world challenges and often engage this initial phase, ASU expanded the community partners. For example, in pilot to local high schools to integrate the sustainable coffee supply chain project-based learning pedagogy in business challenge, ProMod students the classroom and provide seniors an concurrently enroll in a philosophy opportunity to earn up to 13 college course in ethics and a sustainability credit hours and develop the skills course and partner with Conservation necessary to succeed in college.

Civic engagement ASU embraces the civic role and social responsibility of higher education by preparing students to be productive community members capable of contributing to the public good and improving the quality of life for others.

“Civic engagement work is central to what higher education institutions were created to do. From the founding of this country, the initial mission of colleges and universities was not to help students get good jobs, it was to prepare students for citizenship and to be responsible, engaged and informed citizens who had the skills to govern their own communities. We need to reclaim that mission.” – Alberto Olivas Executive Director, Pastor Center for Politics and Public Service

Through Project Humanities’ Service Saturdays initiative, student and community volunteers come together to serve an adult homeless population of Phoenix by distributing gently used clothes, shoes and other essentials. Project Humanities served over 1,600 individuals in the 2016 fiscal year alone. Photo by Deanna Dent/ASU Now Social embeddedness


Public Service Academy Photo by Charlie Leight/ASU Now


riven by the challenge of how to reinvigorate the nation with a commitment to the public good, ASU launched the Public Service Academy in 2015. Comprised of the Reserve Officer Training Corps, Next Generation Service Corps and Veterans Fellowship Corps, PSA equips aspiring military and civilian national service leaders with the skills, networks and experience to tackle society’s complex challenges. ASU has one of the largest ROTC programs in the nation, training 650 cadets and midshipmen annually. Additionally, NGSC expects to increase enrollment to 400 students by fall 2017. ROTC cadets

and NGSC core members train collaboratively and gain an understanding of the culture, hierarchy and motivations of each other’s tracks to build relationships that will help close the civilian military gap. This year, PSA developed VFC to leverage veterans’ unique skills and experiences in mentoring NGSC and ROTC members. NGSC members study their chosen major, engage in practical elements of leadership, learn cross-sector collaboration and take internships all while pursuing their own chosen social mission or a certificate in cross-sector leadership. “NGSC has inspired us to go after what we are

passionate about. My social mission is to lower the achievement gap between students by providing comprehensive youth leadership development programs. I was able to put my passion to action this summer by working with a team to create a leadership conference for inner-city high school students,” said student Amanda Alibrandi. “The program focused on career development, leadership and college readiness. NGSC helped me obtain this opportunity and gave me the necessary skills to be successful.” The first cohort of PSA students is set to graduate in 2019 as cross-sector leaders prepared to meet 21st century demands.

Public Service Academy quick facts 2016–17

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student teams partner with professional organizations to tackle education, health care access, sustainability and energy innovation challenges

ASU graduates prepared for lifelong public service and civic leadership


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McCain Institute for International Leadership

“The ASU Legislative Shadow Program taught me how vital it is to make sure we are interacting with our representatives even at a district level, and that so many young people can really bring forth new and fresh ideas.”

“I learned how to motivate people to take on a cause as their own, even when it is a cause that they may not have been aware of previously, and how important partner organizations can be in a program’s success.”

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n March 2017, President Michael Crow welcomed Arizona Governor Doug Ducey, former Senator Jon Kyl and Pulitzer Prize-winning political commentator George Will among many other faculty and community members

Changemaker Central Photo by Deanna Dent/ASU Now


stablished in 2011 as part of offer multiple ways for students to ASU’s distinction as an Ashoka engage. Programs such as Startup U Campus, Changemaker Central is Summit and Changemaker Challenge a student-led universitynurture emergent social wide initiative that Changemaker entrepreneurs. In 2016, seeks to help students Central helps Changemaker Challenge cultivate the knowledge students broaden awarded nine student and skills necessary to their perspectives, teams $40,000 in funding catalyze social change. preparing them to to bring their innovative The student leadership actively participate project, prototype, venture team plans and executes in their community or community partnership Changemaker’s main long after to fruition. programs dedicated to graduation. The Woodside empowering students to Community Action Grant take on society’s most pressing issues is another Changemaker program that and fostering a lifelong commitment to provides seed funding to students improve their community. seeking to carry out service-focused Changemaker Central programs projects in the local community. For

the 2016–17 year, 19 students were awarded more than $21,000 for projects focused on a broad crosssection of the community such as refugees, K–12 students, recovering addicts and homeless families. Changemaker Central also serves as a hub for students to learn and hone their skills in areas such as leadership, project development and collaboration. The serviceoriented experiences broaden their perspectives and prepare students to actively participate in their community long after graduation. “Coming out of the military to attend ASU, I was looking for a way to continue to serve my community,” said Steven Latino, a Changemaker Central service committee member. “Through Changemaker I was not only able to serve the community through days of service, I was afforded the opportunity to lead, train and mentor my fellow students, which helped me build a sense of belonging in the ASU community. Changemaker made my transition from soldier to student easier, and I cannot thank them enough for it.” Social embeddedness


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School of Civic and Economic Thought and Leadership

to the launch of ASU’s 18th transdisciplinary school — the School of Civic and Economic Thought and Leadership. The school seeks to cultivate students to become civic-minded leaders, prepared to take on the public policy and leadership challenges of the future. The curriculum, grounded in classic texts and philosophical debates that make up the theoretical underpinnings of political thought, is paired with real-world experiences acquired through internships across all sectors at the local and state levels. In addition to the bachelor’s degree in great ideas and leadership, the school is developing a graduate program, visiting-scholars program and a regular schedule of lectures and public dialogues. Paul Carrese, the School’s director, hopes to instill in the students the time-honored values and principles of statesmanship while providing a model of civil debate for the ASU community and beyond.

Community-engaged research ASU encourages our research faculty and students to work with stakeholders from the earliest phases of the research process, as opposed to solely conducting research on or for the community. This enables researchers to gain a deeper understanding of social and cultural considerations and align with the community’s priorities.

“We are in the business of solving the most pressing problems being faced by our neighbors, our families, our communities. The best way to take on these challenges is by partnering with the very folks we’re aiming to serve. So our approach to research is very collaborative. The community members, nonprofit organizations and government agencies we work with are not research subjects but rather co-PIs — partners in investigation and problem-solving — with an important and valued voice at every step of the process.” – Jonathan Koppell Dean, College of Public Service and Community Solutions The Decision Theater actively engages researchers and leaders to visualize solutions to complex problems. Over 6,000 people from across all sectors around the world have used DT’s cutting-edge computing and display technologies for data modeling and simulation. Photo by Justin Lucker Social embeddedness



y recruiting military veteran students to work in ASU research labs, the positive outcomes are endless for students, their future employers and the research they are advancing. This is the basic premise behind the Naval Enterprise Partnership Teaming with Universities for National Excellence (NEPTUNE) Project, which awarded funds to six universities to leverage the collaboration, mission-mindedness and teamwork skills of their veteran students to advance the energy research efforts of premier research universities. The experience of working at one of ASU’s energy research labs, including LightWorks® solar electric and sustainable fuels lab, and participating in intensive microgrid bootcamps offers student veterans

Ensemble Lab Photo by Charlie Leight/ASU Now


n order to increase professional opportunities for artists as civic partners and equip them to contribute their skills effectively in community and economic development efforts, Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts launched the Ensemble Lab, which unites ASU researchers with artists and civic leaders to explore the public value of the arts as 20

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specialized skills. They learn the technical and economic optimization of various energy solutions, as well as gain insight and an expedited pathway into many industry careers. Project NEPTUNE not only represents an extraordinary opportunity for veterans to repurpose their skills and launch successful careers in the civilian workforce, but also brings value to faculty and their “Many of the veterans advanced energy research. and active military we “Many of the veterans and train in the lab bring active military we train in the a depth of electrical lab bring a depth of electrical and mechanical and mechanical knowledge, knowledge, but but also a standard of also a standard of leadership, self-management leadership, selfand understanding of the management and importance of safety and understanding of the training,” said Nathan importance of safety Johnson, assistant professor and training.” and senior sustainability – Nathan Johnson scientist at the Laboratory for Energy and Power Solutions. “My work focuses on energy innovations that benefit humanity, and their military service prepares them for that.” ASU is one of the most military-friendly universities in the nation, with the ASU Tillman Veteran Center and Office of Veteran and Active Military Academics and Engagement connecting veteran students to Project NEPTUNE and other opportunities that seek to translate their leadership, motivation and technical skills learned during military service to academic and civic life.

a means of enhancing democratic and civic processes, facilitating community dialogue through conflict and change and increasing citizen participation. Ensemble Lab continues to co-develop the idea with community partners, collaboratively identifying opportunities to leverage creative strategies and artistic tools to promote civic engagement. Cindy Ornstein, executive director of partner organization Mesa Arts Center, explains, “Artistic and creative tools provide invaluable means of enhancing civic life. They are uniquely able to help people explore challenging subjects in nonconfrontational ways, through a journey of discovery, so that individuals from different walks find common ground and understand differences in new ways. Artistic tools can also move people to action, help them heal and give them a sense of being part of something greater than themselves.”

Responsible research and innovation


s science and technology develop at a faster pace, we have increased power to impact the lives of individuals and societies locally and at-scale. It becomes increasingly important to understand and control the unintended consequences of our innovation. This means we must take greater responsibility for intentionally incorporating multiple perspectives into our research and understanding the social, cultural and historical context of applied research questions.

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The Imagining Health Project he Institute for Humanities Research at ASU looks to foster consideration for the social, historical and religious implications of research questions and solutions to social problems. Together with the Center for Humanities in Medicine at Mayo Clinic in Arizona, IHR is collaborating to utilize insights from the humanities to cross the divide between university campus and clinic. A growing body of evidence suggests that patient outcomes, wellness and quality of life in medical communities are all enhanced by programs that integrate the humanities and arts into medical training and patient care. “How can we be resilient in the face of difficult diagnoses? In what ways can we derive meaning from unexpected circumstances? How can we maintain empathy in professionalism?” asks Katherine Kough, program director for the Mayo Clinic Center for Humanities in Medicine. “The humanities in particular offer a foundation for approaching big questions and navigating the complexities of care, which opens doors to new research that can improve health and impact the field of health care overall.”


“It has been increasingly clear that we cannot simply do science and develop technology and wait to see how the market sorts it out. We have a responsibility to shepherd it through the process and ensure that the outcomes do not adversely impact the societies we intended to advance.” – Erik Fisher, Associate Professor, School for the Future of Innovation in Society and Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Responsible Innovation Social embeddedness


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ocio-Technical Integration Research in the School for the Future of Innovation in Society began as a three-year NSF grant to evaluate how engagement with a number of social groups, stakeholders and organizations impacts the deployment of smart energy grids in urban centers. This method explores the value of engaging regulatory bodies, energy providers, nongovernmental organizations, civil actors, startups and city planning officials in critical and constructive questions about these emerging technologies that have new implications for efficiency, security, sustainability, equality and citizen rights and responsibilities. Eight years later, STIR continues to examine benefits and pitfalls of the technology and identifies relevant stakeholders and their values so that decision-makers can better reflect on the outcomes of their innovations and policies. This collaborative approach to innovation includes those who otherwise may not have influence over the implementation of new technology. It also leads to research breakthroughs and helps scientists move science in a direction that is valuable to society.

Knowledge mobilization ASU faculty and students embrace their passions, creativity and curiosity to make the unknown known. By continually searching for new ways to translate their groundbreaking discoveries into accessible and meaningful information, researchers invite decision-makers and the community at large to join in their journey to apply this knowledge for the creation of a better world.

“Knowledge mobilization brings discovery to the public, puts it directly in the service of solving social and cultural problems, enriching the arts, industry and cultural discourse. It marks the link between research and change, between the academy and the public it serves.� – Alfredo Artiles Dean, Graduate College

Artists and scientists unite to redesign the future at EMERGE, a festival of artistic and scientific visitations from the future, featuring theater, improvisation, LEGOs, interactive experiences, design prototypes and multimedia performances. Social embeddedness


About the awards

Graduate College Knowledge Mobilization Impact Awards Photo by Jesse Senko


fter spending several stints Marine Fisheries Service and exploring studying endangered sea turtles the social and cultural dimensions of along the Pacific Coast of Mexico’s sustainable solutions, Senko helped Baja Peninsula when he was a develop and field test a simple LED conservation biology master’s student, light which attaches to the net and Jesse Senko realized many of the illuminates it in the dark ocean waters, sea turtles he was trying to track did effectively cutting the unintended not survive the long fishing nets that nighttime sea turtle bycatch by 50 local native fishermen used to catch percent. Better yet, the solution halibut. This unintended bycatch often surprisingly increased halibut catch by included up to 16 endangered sea 25 percent, improving the livelihoods turtles a day, greatly impacting the of the fishermen and increasing the entire ecosystem. Senko soon set his likelihood they will adopt the solution sights on how to solve this problem and work with Senko on refining and through continued doctoral research at implementing the product widely. ASU with the goal of also preserving Senko won the postdoctoral the livelihoods of the local fishers he category of the Knowledge had come to know and respect. Mobilization Graduate Impact Awards “That’s what really for his dedication drives the research “That’s what really drives to working with I do. I think that’s the research I do. I think the community to where conservation that’s where conservation develop his research biology often biology often comes up approach, which comes up short,” short. There is too much was the key to says postdoctoral emphasis on how to save their receptiveness researcher Jesse the animal or ecosystem, and collaboration Senko. “There is and not enough on the on the design and too much emphasis need to inspire people implementation. His on how to save the and empower them commitment to the animal or ecosystem, to become part of the well-being of the and not enough on solution.” community that would the need to inspire – Jesse Senko be impacted by his people and empower solution built the them to become part of the solution.” necessary relationships to successfully By partnering with the National bridge research and practice. 24

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In an effort to bring scientific discovery to the public to solve social problems, the ASU Graduate College introduced the Knowledge Mobilization Impact Awards in 2017. This small grant award funds master’s, doctorate and postdoctoral student projects that are designed to make their research accessible and usable to broader public audiences. Judges evaluated each of the nine finalist projects based on broad-scale intellectual significance of the topic, effective communication to a non-specialist audience, clarity and presentation delivery.

The course GRD 791: Knowledge Mobilization Studio Challenges students from all disciplines to experiment, innovate and design new ways to communicate research to a broader audience, including honing skills in blogging, op-ed article writing, film and performances, TED Talk-style presentations and infographics.



Expanding access to knowledge In 2017, ASU became one of 70 open access universities in the U.S. that promote policies to make peerreviewed research accessible to the public at no cost to the user.

Center for Engagement & Training in Science & Society


ow might we engage the public in making informed decisions about science and technology despite the highly technical nature of the topics? This is one of the questions the ASU Center for Engagement & Training in Science & Society is attempting to answer through their Participatory Technology Assessment citizen forum approach.

To inform NASA about which space missions offer greater public value, CENTSS convened a demographically representative group of 100 citizens and immersed them in asteroid science and policy. Afterward, CENTSS facilitated a guided deliberation to extract the participants’ views, opinions and priorities as they related to different space

exploration options. The initiative not only provided opportunities to increase scientific literacy and policy engagement among citizens, but also expands pedagogical approaches for how to effectively engage the public in science and technology policy. The Center plans to conduct a similar citizen forum in Fall 2017 in Arizona on issues of drought and extreme heat. CENTSS advances several initiatives which seek to dissolve the barriers between science and technology decision-makers as well as the communities and public those decisions impact. This includes partnering with museums to learn how various games, exhibits, experiences and specialized communication skills can promote conversations about the impact of science and technology on our lives, now and in the future.

“Science is not an isolated endeavor that exists separately from society and culture. Museums can encourage people to explore science, to think about themselves as people who can do science and to use science to approach problems and issues they care about.”



EDxASU started two years ago with the mission to serve as a conduit for visionaries from across a multitude of disciplines to share innovative ideas and inspire a broad cross section of the ASU and Phoenix communities. This year, the student-organized event, TEDxASU: Innovators, held at the Tempe Center for the Arts, brought together over 600 people to celebrate innovation in student and faculty research. The event featured 18-minute talks from 12 distinguished faculty and students who have changed the way the world

looks at education, research and entrepreneurship. “The diffusion of research and knowledge is not only important for the university but for the entire community surrounding ASU — from businesses to individuals,” said Chase Harris, Business Data Analytics and Marketing Barrett student and Director of Marketing for TEDxASU. “The TEDxASU platform goes beyond the simple sharing of ideas to spark dialogue and innovation within our community. It is about taking knowledge and inspiring meaningful change as a result.”

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Knowledge mobilization

– Rae Ostman, Associate Research Professor in the School for the Future of Innovation in Society

Capacity building and professional development ASU leverages our intellectual capital in ways that strengthen the ability of organizations to make an impact. ASU assists organizations to identify and develop their core capabilities in areas such as leadership and management, finance, fundraising and evaluation while amplifying the university’s ability to foster cross-sector collaborations.

“Whether it’s through corporate partnerships, community involvement, recognizing the achievements of local leaders or providing access to our own thought leaders, faculty, researchers and students, ASU has shown an unwavering commitment to strengthening the Valley, not just by its own presence as a major institution, but as a partner in our shared vision of Arizona’s future.” – Amy Hillman Dean, W. P. Carey School of Business

Assistant Professor Lauren Withycombe Keeler works with Tempe Police Chief Sylvia Moir to contemplate the department’s resilience and sustainability at the City of Tempe Resilience Workshop led by the ASU School of Sustainability and funded by the National League of Cities. Photo by Charlie Leight/ASU Now Social embeddedness


Sanford Inspire Photo by Charlie Leight/ASU Now


espite a mandated reporting law in the U.S. that requires educators and child advocates to report suspected child abuse, studies suggest that many never receive training about how to recognize abuse or report it. If training is administered at all, the cost and quality often varies widely. Failure to properly train those working with children and adolescents on issues of child welfare impairs society’s ability to help those most in need of protection. ASU’s Sanford Inspire joined the Child Welfare Community Collaborative, comprised of a newly designed online training program and strategic partnerships with over 12 community organizations to assure that best practices were used in training methods. Partners such as county Family Advocacy Centers, Arizona Department of Child Safety, ASU’s Center for Child Well-Being

and Phoenix Children’s Hospital served to identify the training topics most needed, co-develop content with ASU researchers and instructional designers, test the modules and disseminate the trainings throughout their networks for the greatest impact. Upon program evaluation, 98 percent agreed or strongly agreed that they feel better prepared to meet the needs of the children they serve after completing the training. “The impact of the project was immediately recognizable,” said Tascha Spears, director of the Pinal County Attorney’s Office FAC. “Within a week of releasing two On-Demand Mandatory Reporter Training modules, a local domestic violence shelter trained all of its personnel. The modules were then accessed by the broader community, including parks and recreation, EMS and fire departments and schools.” The Pinal County FACs were able to

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replace 25-30 in-person trainings in the community annually, saving the agency approximately $90,000 a year.


unded by the Denny Sanford Foundation, Sanford Inspire has created a collection of OnDemand Modules: researchbased, online, free professional development resources designed to accommodate teachers’ busy schedules and provide them with the knowledge and skills they need when they need them. As an initiative of the Mary Lou Fulton Teacher’s College, Sanford Inspire partners with schools, districts and other organizations to disseminate critical trainings to educators, advocates and providers of children’s services through rapid and cost-effective delivery.

ound together by a common belief that business education can improve lives and strengthen communities, Thunderbird for Good is a collection of international and domestic outreach programs that provide women from emerging markets the skills they need to start or grow their own businesses. Experts in the Thunderbird School of Global Management share their expertise in global business, management and leadership to empower aspiring businesswomen to pursue pathways to prosperity. Project Dreamcatcher, a free business training program

Photo by Nicole Krug/Arizona Episcopal Diocese


ince 1999, the ASU Lodestar at risk in all the critical components,” Center’s Nonprofit Management said Becky Miller, executive director Institute has filled a unique educational of Arizona Transit Association. niche by helping hundreds of working “Each certification provided unique, adults reach comprehensive tools their professional “Each certification provided I could immediately development goals. unique, comprehensive implement. The NMI offers both tools I could immediately nonprofit sector online and in-person implement. The nonprofit has long awaited a certificate programs sector has long awaited certification program dedicated to a certification program of of this caliber.” building the capacity this caliber.” NMI recently for those who – Becky Miller, expanded its lead, manage and Arizona Transit Association offerings with support nonprofit “Best Skills, Best organizations. “NMI allowed me to Churches” to better serve the needs identify where my organization was of leaders of faith-based organizations. Lodestar Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Innovation he ASU Lodestar Center continues to build upon its nearly 40-year history of serving as a pipeline of capable leaders to the nonprofit sector and increasing the capacity of the nonprofit and philanthropic organizations themselves. This year marks the 12th anniversary of Public Allies and the 10th anniversary of the American Express Leadership Academy, signature programs that focus on developing the skills of individuals leading community efforts.


Photo by Charlie Leight/ASU Now

for Native American women entrepreneurs sponsored by the Freeport-McMoRan Foundation, seeks to provide participants with opportunities to network and grow their skills with an intensive week of training and mentorship.

“I learned how to run a successful business and the support after completing the program gave me the confidence to go forward and be a successful entrepreneur.” – Marian Declay, 2016 Project Dreamcatcher graduate

Thunderbird for Good continues to support graduates of these programs as they implement and expand upon the tools they acquired in the program. Since 2006, Thunderbird for Good has trained over 120,000 women across 60 countries. In the 2016 fiscal year alone, faculty and students from the Thunderbird School of Global Management spent approximately 6,500 hours supporting current participants and graduates of these programs. Social embeddedness


Capacity building and professional development

Nonprofit Management Institute

The programming includes courses in volunteer management, legal aspects of nonprofit governance, financial management and fundraising aspects of stewardship. “The Nonprofit Management Certificate program gives critical new tools to our current leaders. Its very existence tells new clergy that The Episcopal Diocese of Arizona is aware of the serious challenges our congregations face,” said Reverend Canon Megan Tranquair. “More importantly it communicates that we actively empower our leaders for a positive and effective future. With their own considerable talents, their communities of faith transform lives and change the world around them.” The “Best Skills, Best Churches” partnership began as a single workshop, that soon transformed into a full certificate program following high praise and positive reception. The center plans to work with The Episcopal Diocese of Arizona to expand the program nationally.

Place-based partnerships As an anchor institution, ASU strives to become a ubiquitous and driving force in the local and regional communities we serve by investing in space and advancing ideas that embrace our cultural, socioeconomic and physical setting.

“ASU has tremendous assets to leverage in support of local and regional economic development. With a collective ethos of generosity, ASU uses its resident expertise across a broad spectrum of areas, from the internet of things to nutrition to sustainability to further the growth of companies, small and large. By being engaged, ASU in turn learns and gains so much from the communities we live and work in, and that reinforces our institutional character in a virtuous cycle.” – Ji Mi Choi Associate Vice President, Knowledge Enterprise Development By linking technology, research and entrepreneurship, SkySong, the ASU Scottsdale Innovation Center, is projected to generate more than $32 billion in economic output and more than 10,000 new jobs across the Valley of the Sun over the next 30 years. Photo by Andy DeLisle Social embeddedness


Mayo Clinic and ASU Alliance for Health Care


he Mayo Clinic and ASU Alliance for Health Care aims to enhance health outcomes through health care innovation, accelerating cutting-edge research discoveries and transforming medical education. True to this mission, the Mayo Clinic School of Medicine and ASU have jointly developed an interdisciplinary curriculum in the science of health care delivery to prepare the physicians of the future. Physicians of the future are not only doctors, but also communicators, administrators and problem solvers working toward the common goal of improving patient care at the individual, community and national levels. Beginning fall 2017, all Mayo Clinic School of Medicine students will receive a certificate in Science of Health Care Delivery with the option to complete a master’s degree from ASU. Additionally, ASU is planning a Health Solutions District, which will focus on innovation through academic programs, a joint research institute, a continuing professional education hub and a wellness and well-being education zone. The first building is set to break ground in 2018.

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Beus Center for Law and Society Photo by Deanna Dent/ASU Now


n August 2016, the Beus Center for through open and inviting event Law and Society opened its doors. It and meeting spaces that promote was jointly envisioned and developed community engagement and by ASU and the City of Phoenix to interaction. activate a once vacant corner parcel of downtown, fill the gaps in the legal Location - By relocating the Sandra community of Arizona and educate Day O’Connor College of Law to the and engage citizens while improving geographic center of Arizona legal access to justice. and judicial institutions, the center will Additionally, the partnership be able to generate new integrated expects to provide applied learning solutions for Phoenix residents opportunities for students of law, by increasing the connectedness social work and other among disparate public programs while “The Beus Center for legal resources catalyzing economic Law and Society project and services. The development is an excellent example proximity to Phoenix’s opportunities and of breaking through silos legal community enhancing the city’s to fulfill the needs of provides students and strategic plan for the the many stakeholders faculty with valuable downtown area. The involved.” community-engaged Beus Center for Law – Greg Stanton, teaching and learning and Society captures Mayor of Phoenix opportunities. the spirit of social embeddedness through every facet, Human capital - The center brings including its development process, over 1,000 students and hundreds of building design, location, human expert faculty downtown, increasing capital and partnerships. downtown activity and contributing to the vibrancy of the area. Process - The intense process of calibration and collaboration between Partnerships - Local nonprofit the city and ASU exemplify community organizations, including the Arizona engagement. Legal Center case triage program and the Arizona Justice Project DNA Building - The 280,000-square-foot innocence program, co-locate at the building design itself symbolizes the center to provide tandem services with mutual benefit of the partnerships the College of Law.

Entrepreneurship + Innovation


rizona is ranked fourth in the nation for high-growth entrepreneurial activity in U.S. metropolitan areas, according to the Kauffman Index of Growth Entrepreneurship. In October 2016, ASU helped organize the selective Rise of the Rest tour in Phoenix, which recognized this groundswell of local entrepreneurial activity. The Deshpande Symposium awarded ASU the “Entrepreneurial University” award in 2016 for its commitment to helping local business owners of diverse backgrounds thrive. By partnering with local and national organizations that have the same vision for Arizona, ASU E+I provides community members with the training, funding, networks, spaces and mentors they need to successfully launch and grow their companies.

Inno-NATIONS Photo by Deanna Dent/ASU Now


n response to a gap in entrepreneurial programming, Prepped offers a free six-week program designed to boost the success of food entrepreneurs, particularly women and people of color. Participants are small business owners who operate food trucks and carts, catering companies or other food and beverage services looking to scale. With a $150,000 grant from JPMorgan Chase, Rick Hall, ASU director of Health Innovation Programs, and Chef Kent Moody from the School of Nutrition and Health Promotion piloted a one-year educational program covering a range of topics including food and labor costs, recipe analysis and food safety.


ith the goal of championing indigenous entrepreneurship among Phoenix’s over 50,000 Native American residents, the American Indian Policy Institute, with support from E+I, established InnoNATIONS, the first urban tribal business incubator in the country. By leveraging partnerships and expertise between ASU, community organizations and tribal communities, Inno-NATIONS aims to modernize traditional trade networks and support Native entrepreneurs and business owners in creating successful and sustainable business ventures. “Native people have always been entrepreneurs,” said AIPI advisory board chair Nathan Pryor. “Inno-NATIONS will provide dynamic and contemporary means to grow more formalized tribal businesses.”

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n an effort to address global challenges at the intersection of water, energy and food systems, ASU Polytechnic campus and the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport are collaborating to establish the Nexus City research and innovation district. The initiative seeks to transform the Gateway area into a cross-sector “living laboratory,” creating an interdisciplinary community among the education, research, business,

transportation and housing markets. Drawing upon the expertise of regional industries, the surrounding workforce and ASU assets, including the Decision Center for a Desert City, Fulton Schools of Engineering and Morrison School of Agribusiness, Nexus City addresses solutions to 21st-century opportunities at the local, regional and global level while leveraging the state’s unique legacy of resource management, technical innovation and agriculture production. Social embeddedness


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Strengthening the

educational continuum

As an anchor institution, ASU’s primary contribution to community and economic development is through improvements in public education and by supporting all learners. As society changes, the spectrum of support must also evolve, lending itself to a new, more inclusive vision for the future of higher education. For this reason, ASU strengthens and invests in the continuum of lifelong learning.

Early childhood and pre-K

K–12 success and college readiness

Planning for college

Child Development Lab Provides quality education and care for young children, as well as training opportunities and technical assistance for state and local early childhood professionals and students pursuing careers serving children and families. •• Trains nearly 300 early childhood, child welfare and behavioral health professionals annually

Access ASU Increases college attainment through a suite of signature programs focused on partnering with schools, inspiring students and supporting their families. •• Over 60,500 K–12 students and 9,500 parents served in 2015–16 •• Recognized by the White House Initiative on Education Excellence for Hispanics

Barrett Summer Scholars Invites high-achieving 8th–10th grade students to live on campus to engage in college-level coursework with their peers from across the state. • 500+ students from all backgrounds invited to participate annually

ASU Preparatory Preschool Offers a strong foundation in academic and social development to support success in kindergarten and beyond. • Two Valley locations near the ASU Downtown Phoenix and Polytechnic campuses •• Meets individual student needs through differentiated instruction

ASU Preparatory Academy Provides a premium learning environment for K–12 students with an emphasis on college and career readiness. • 100% four-year high school graduation rate • 100% admitted to two- or four-year colleges or universities • ASU Prep Digital High School launched in August 2017


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me3 Assists students in exploring careers and map them back to college majors and high school requirements through a free interactive mobile-friendly game. • Over 85,000 users as of July 2017 American Dream Academy Trains parents to engage with schools and advocate for their children to have successful academic careers and prepare for college. •• Graduated over 36,000 parents since 2006

A steadfast commitment to education For the sixth year, ASU has been recognized on the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll — the highest federal recognition a university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service learning and civic engagement. In 2015, ASU was one of four finalists in the Education category for our relentless efforts to strengthen pre-K–14 continuum.

Transitioning to college

College student achievement

Returning to college

Lifelong learning

Fleischer Scholars Provides a free on-campus summer experience and a pathway to college for lowincome Arizona high school students. •• 300+ students have attended since 2010 and more than 80 percent have gone on to college

ASU First-Year Success Center Offers peer coaching services inside and outside the classroom customized to individual strengths, interests and needs, including first-generation and out-of-state student experiences. •• Seeks to support 6,000 students annually

Starbucks College Achievement Plan Collaborates with Starbucks to help at least 25,000 employees graduate from ASU by 2025. •• The new Pathways to Admission offers 15,000 more employees a route to qualify for college entry

Nonprofit Management Institute Builds sector capacity by providing high quality adult education and professional development opportunities for nonprofit professionals. •• In 2016, NMI served 500+ adults in 21 states and across 43 AZ cities

Global Freshman Academy Provides an alternative entry to students’ first year of college at a personalized pace and price through digitally enabled courses. •• Enrolled 325,000+ students in 11 courses, with learners in 180+ countries

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Provides 250+ low-cost university courses for adults ages 50+ to support continued skill-building, community dialogue and pathways to service. • Currently serving 1,800 adults

Pat Tillman Veteran Center Supports veterans, active duty military members, spouses and dependents to make a successful transition from military to civilian life by connecting them to ASU opportunities and services. •• Recognized as a Military Friendly School for the eighth consecutive year

eAdvisor™ Empowers students to identify a major and stay on track to graduation. •• Contributed to a nearly 20 percent increase in the 4-year graduation rate since 2002

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Impact in the


PARTNERS ASU makes significant impact and serves the needs of our community by leveraging the diverse expertise of our partners in the field and building their capacity in return.



Nonprofit organizations Business and industry K–12 schools or districts Government organizations Colleges and universities Tribal communities Other

ASU’s community engagement aligns with community priorities* 21% economic development

47% education 22% health and mental health

15% sustainability

In the last decade, the number of Arizona lowincome undergraduate students at ASU has nearly doubled.



Community partners 2015-2016* 29% 19% 14% 11% 6% 2% 19%

ACCESS ASU measures itself by whom it includes, not by whom it excludes and strives to expand educational opportunities for underrepresented and non-traditional students.



of ASU students are first generation

5,400 military and veteran students enrolled #1

“Best for Vets” in Arizona (2016) – U.S. Military Times

“Military Friendly School” for eight consecutive years – Victory Media


Starbucks partners enrolled in the Starbucks College Achievement Plan

22% arts and culture


Starbucks partners graduated in 2017

RESEARCH “We take on the most complex challenges that humanity faces, bringing together the relevant interdisciplinary teams and the right partners to provide innovative solutions and create impact. ASU is empowering our students, faculty, alumni and community to thrive and prosper.” – Sethuraman “Panch” Panchanathan, Executive Vice President for Knowledge Enterprise Development and Chief Research and Innovation Officer Research expenditure growth

44% U.S. universities data reported 2005-2015


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158% ASU


2016 research expenditure


invention disclosures


U.S. patents

REACH ASU responds to the needs of the local, national and global communities while preparing our graduates to do the same. Community engagement locations* 54 % ASU campuses 23% Throughout AZ 12% Outside of AZ 7% Outside of U.S.

ECONOMY As an anchor institution and one of the largest employers in Arizona, ASU serves as an economic engine for the local economy.


potential economic growth in Arizona with higher education attainment levels

4% Online Community engagement opportunities for students to build their skills and knowledge of community issues*

261 + 1,044 courses


as a “community-engaged institution” (2015) – Carnegie Foundation



programs and initiatives

engagement opportunities


ASU graduates have served in Peace Corps

Top university for the number of Teach For America corps members





alumni living in Arizona

companies launched


external investment attracted

"Intel hires more graduates out of ASU than any other university. They demonstrate an ability to be critical thinkers, to problem solve, to think logically and give us a fresh look at some of the issues and challenges that we’re facing." - Jason Bagley, Government Affairs Manager at Intel Corporation

*based on 2016 fiscal year social embeddedness survey reported programs

T Gammage award for economic impact

he Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce awarded ASU Gammage with the 2017 Economic Driver Award in the small to medium business category for its significant impact on the Valley’s economy, business community and culture. ASU Gammage continues to attract patrons from all corners of the state. Since 2006, it has generated more than $550 million in economic impact with $100 million created in 2016 alone. As a self-sustaining business, ASU Gammage relies entirely on private support and ticket sales without any funding from the university itself. Social embeddedness


President’s Medal for

Social Embeddedness

CarePRO Care Partners About the award The President’s Medal for Social Embeddedness is an annual ASU employee recognition program that acknowledges interdisciplinary teams of faculty and staff that have demonstrated excellence in partnering with the community to develop and implement mutuallybeneficial solutions and outcomes. Winning projects are those that can demonstrate how they worked alongside community partners throughout the development, implementation and evaluation of the program, from identifying the problem, aligning values, establishing clear objectives, clarifying roles, creating an inventory of assets to distributing responsibility for successful program implementation. Mutually beneficial projects provide evidence of a direct benefit to the community partners and stakeholders, as well as to ASU and its core education and research mission. 38

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he College of Nursing and Health on family members and friends who Innovation’s CarePRO: Care serve as informal caregivers. Many Partners Reaching Out earned the experience economic, social and 2017 President’s Medal for Social health costs due to job and financial Embeddedness for their loss and strain, exemplary collaboration The CarePRO team depressive symptoms, with community involved community social withdrawal organizations to adapt partners at every and poorer health. In an evidence-based, stage of the planning, response, Dr. David psychoeducational implementation Coon discussed skill-building program to and evaluation the needs of these support and empower process including caregivers with an caregivers of individuals funding, outreach array of communitywith Alzheimer’s or other strategy, recruitment based organizations dementias in Arizona and retention of that expressed a need and Nevada. participants, program for a user-friendly, The number of design and delivery, evidence-based Americans with budgeting, reporting intervention that could Alzheimer’s disease and documenting complement existing (AD) is expected to outcomes. case management and grow from 5.4 million support group services. in 2016 to 7.1 million by 2025. Due In order to bridge the researchto the greater concentration of older practice gap, the CarePRO team residents in Arizona and Nevada, involved community partners at every even larger increases are expected stage of the planning, implementation in these states. AD and other related and evaluation process including dementias have a marked impact funding, outreach strategy, recruitment

and retention of participants, program design and delivery, budgeting, reporting and documenting outcomes. Such comprehensive involvement of both parties created mutual benefits such as positive outcomes for 1,500 caregivers to date, but also the


effective translation of research into practice. In addition to over $2.1 million in research expenditures, over 40 ASU undergraduate and graduate students and staff received training in applying research to a real-world setting. The CarePRO partnership

also increased the visibility of agingrelated research and programs at ASU through its recognition by the United States Administration on Aging, The Rosalyn Carter Institute and the National Institute on Aging’s Alzheimer’s Disease Centers.

with Dr. David Coon Principal Investigator, CarePRO Interview by

Lindsey Beagley Director for Social Embeddedness, Office of University Initiatives

What value do community partnerships bring to your research? If we don’t engage with community partners, we are not sharing what we have learned through our research and we are failing to get their feedback on what they perceive to be useful, acceptable, sustainable or feasible in terms of solutions. As a representative of ASU, how do you maintain a presence in the community? My experiences early on in my research career encouraged me to be approachable and seek out or create safe spaces to have dialogue and interaction with the community so that collaborations can develop. What can you share about the mechanics of a good community partnership? It’s often a dance. It is an iterative process where the dialogue is ongoing. I can’t tell you where the initial discussion begins and how it volleys thereafter because it varies – sometimes the community partner approaches a faculty member or expresses a need, other times the partnership emerges as an adaptation on previous work or based on feedback we’ve received. Then it gets passed back and forth so that we maximize impact on key outcomes and find feasible and accessible solutions in a real-world setting. In terms of who takes the lead, sometimes it’s about timing and resources. We work with so many organizations where the people change that it’s critical we stay out there on the front lines.

How would CarePRO be different if you had not engaged a community partner early in the process? I don’t think it would have gone anywhere beyond a grant. As a university, we don’t have the reach or the constant presence in the community the way our partners do. They can spread the solution across urban and rural settings and they see the opportunities for new applications and iterations that inspires continued research. What kind of environment or culture does ASU provide that allows you to do community-engaged research? When you have a president who frequently discusses the critical importance of use-inspired research, who values the fusion of disciplines and rewards community embeddedness, it’s inspiring. How did students benefit from being involved in this project? Especially for undergraduate students who were leaning toward a more “interventionist” career trajectory, I’ve seen many get bitten by the “research bug.” They go on to pursue doctoral degrees because they see how their desire to stay closer to the applied setting can be done as a researcher. What was one of the biggest challenges working with community partners? One of the biggest challenges turned out to be a great opportunity. Many nonprofit organizations suffer from high turnover, which made it difficult and time-consuming to make a train-the-trainer model work. However, a significant number of trainees who left for other organizations came back to me wondering if the intervention could be adapted for the populations their new organization serves. It really planted the seed for future iterations.

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Amplifying voices

in the community

ASU actively seeks opportunities to discover and magnify the voices of our community. In order to design a university accessible to all learners, we embrace a culture of inclusion and underscore the value of diverse perspectives as key to our success.

National Center on Disability and Journalism

Words on Wheels Photo by Anya Magnuson/ASU Now


ords on Wheels is a mobile community writing center that travels to sites throughout Phoenix to support individuals in refining their professional, personal and civic writing skills. “This initiative emphasizes engagement with communities who have been historically disenfranchised and subjected to racial segregation, underinvestment and greater police scrutiny,” explains Center for the Study of Race and Democracy fellow James Wermers. The CSRD, anchored in the College of Integrative Sciences and Arts, seeks to increase productive and engaged citizenship through various initiatives that empower community members to develop their voice through written and spoken word.

Photo by Charlie Leight/ASU Now


he National Center on Disability and Journalism, part of the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, works to improve the quality of reporting on disability issues and people with disabilities. The center provides resources to students and professional journalists, which includes a language style guide to help make informed choices in describing disability and advice on how to include the voices of people with disabilities in their stories. The center sponsors the only journalism contest devoted exclusively to reporting on disability, recognizing the best work done by journalists internationally each year.

F ASU Library Community Archives Photo by Deanna Dent/ASU Now


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Dispelling the Myths


he Project Humanities series, Dispelling the Myths, provides a platform for those whose experiences may be marginalized or misunderstood to share their reality with a wider audience. “Hosting this event at community sites and engaging the expertise of those not necessarily in academia allow us to practice inclusion and learn from other perspectives in different places and spaces, literally and figuratively,” said Neal Lester, professor and founding director of Project Humanities and winner of the 2017 City of Tempe MLK Jr. Diversity Award. Past events explored issues such as homelessness, mental illness and re-entry into society after incarceration.

or over 45 years, ASU Library has worked to preserve the history of Arizona communities by engaging community members and organizations to maintain and expand their collection of photos, manuscripts, oral history recordings and other cultural heritage materials. One example is the ASU Chicano/a Research Collection, Arizona’s largest repository for Mexican-American and Chicano/a history, which is set to expand and further engage community members in tracing and preserving their own family history through workshops and online tools.

Thank you to our partners Photo by Andy DeLisle


ith the arrival of President Crow diverse communities they represent. in 2002, the Office of University UI and other units at ASU also Initiatives (UI) was formed to advance employ methods of human-centered university-wide projects that could design which require obtaining demonstrate the input from “users” – significance and role neighbors, employers, of the eight design students, faculty, staff, aspirations in achieving alumni and others ASU’s audacious impacted by ASU. charter. Fifteen years Embracing a diversity later, UI continues to of perspectives design, incubate and emboldens us to launch new initiatives, “Social embeddedness pursue questions but also measures and as a design aspiration that challenge the showcases how social is a commitment to status quo. embeddedness, one of build the relationships How might we the design aspirations, and trust necessary to redesign learning has been embraced define problems and environments to be as part of our co-create solutions.” more immersive, organizational culture – Jacqueline Smith hands-on and high and operationalized impact? across the institution. How might we collaboratively Social embeddedness as a design address issues of regional aspiration is a commitment to build sustainability (energy, water, heat the relationships and trust necessary reduction and air pollution)? to identify problems and co-create solutions. For example, ASU enlists How might we enable social over 130 talented leaders to serve cohesion in an increasingly digital on community advisory boards at society? the Polytechnic, West, Tempe and How might we identify partnership Downtown Phoenix campuses to opportunities at the pace and scale provide insight into the community’s of our fast-moving and ever-growing priorities and help align the goals of world? the university with those of the richly

How might we reimagine how research is accessed and disseminated to citizens and decisionmakers? We express our sincere gratitude for the continued support and valuable contributions of our 3,000+ community partners. There is more work to be done before we realize the full potential of our collaboration, but we remain steadfast in our commitment to being socially embedded and preparing our students to do the same in their future endeavors.


Jacqueline V. Smith, J.D. Associate Vice President and Advisor to the President for Social Embeddedness, Office of University Initiatives

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Community programs index ASU offers hundreds of resources, programs, events and opportunities designed to address the needs of the communities we serve. Below is a curated list of many of these programs based on the 2016 fiscal year social embeddedness survey. Programs are offered to the public both in-person and online, on campus and in the community. More information about these opportunities can be found at Free No cost for attendance or participation


Social services and consulting offered to community

Resources for early education through community college

Outreach partnerships


Programs and events available to organizations through partnerships

Accessible online

Professional development Adult education and training

Instruction Public workshops, courses and conferences

ARTS AND CULTURE Arizona Japanese Speech Contest School of International Letters and Cultures - CLAS ASU Concert Series at Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts School of Music ASU String Project School of Music Buongiorno Italia, radio talk show on The Blaze School of International Letters and Cultures - CLAS Children’s Art Workshop School of Art Encyclopedia Show performances Hugh Downs School of Human Communication - CLAS Exploring Time Expeditions international travel programs Institute of Human Origins - CLAS Film Salons Center for Film, Media and Popular Culture - CLAS 42

Evidence-based services

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Summer camp

PAVE Speaker Series on Arts Entrepreneurship School of Film, Dance and Theatre PAVE: AZ Arts Entrepreneur Toolkit Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts Performance with a View series at Tempe Center for the Arts School of Music

Intensive seasonal programs

Public event Events and exhibits open to the public or based in the community

Piper Writers Studio Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing - CLAS Sculpting Science exhibit School of Life Sciences - CLAS

Visiting Quartet Residency Program at the Mayo Clinic and Hospital The School of Music Visiting Quartet Residency Program with the Tetra String Quartet School of Music Your Novel Year creative writing mentorship program Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing - CLAS


First Saturdays for Families art activities ASU Art Museum

Sonoran Chamber Series Masterclass The School of Music

Ignite@ASU Educational Outreach and Student Services

Startalk Program for Chinese language and culture learning

Asphalt Arts: Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture School of Film, Dance and Theatre Barrett Leadership and Service Team (BLAST) student organization Barrett, The Honors College

School of International Letters and Cultures - CLAS

Beautiful Soles Shoe Drive Barrett, The Honors College

Summer Music Institute School of Music

Bridging Success Early Start for former foster youth at ASU

Tempe Community Writing Contest College of Integrative Sciences and Arts

College of Public Service and Community Solutions, College of Integrative Sciences and Arts

In-Flux Temporary Public Art Projects School of Art Jury’s Out: Music Students for the Community student organization The School of Music Lyric Opera Outreach Performance (LOOP) School of Music Maricopa Public Libraries Film Series Center for Film, Media and Popular Culture - CLAS Master of Fine Arts Reading Series Department of English - CLAS Museum of Walking exhibit School of Art

The Empty Space exhibit Hugh Downs School of Human Communication - CLAS The Highland/ASU Jazz Festival School of Music The Latin Jazz Workshop The School of Music Tuesday Morning Music+Tea at the Kerr Cultural Center School of Music Urban Sol School of Film, Dance and Theatre

Child Crisis Arizona Holiday Drive School of Life Sciences - CLAS Families Preparing the New Generation teen substance abuse prevention at American Dream Academy Southwest Interdisciplinary Research Center Free Arts of Arizona Hip Hop Camp for abused and homeless children School of Film, Dance and Theatre

Kids+Cops Holiday Shop community service event Educational Outreach and Student Services

Marshall Distinguished Lecture on culture and democracy College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Health Policy Advocacy Workshops Southwest Interdisciplinary Research Center

MAES-Latinos in Science and Engineering STEM Program Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering

Next General Service Corps/ Public Service Academy Cross-sector Leadership Academy internships College of Public Service and Community Solutions

HopeFest through CORA (Council of Religious Advisors) Educational Outreach and Student Services

Page Turners Reading Program student organization Barrett, The Honors College Parenting in 2 Worlds American Indian parent curriculum Southwest Interdisciplinary Research Center REACH for Success for teen coping strategies Department of Psychology - CLAS REACH Institute Bridges to High School REACH Institute - CLAS Speak Like Sparky public speaking instruction School of Social and Behavioral Sciences - New College Sports Clinics Sun Devil Athletics Talent Match Youth Mentoring Barrett, The Honors College

COMMUNITY VITALITY AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT Arizona Microcredit Initiative for underserved entrepreneurs W. P. Carey School of Business ASU Art Museum K–12 School Tours ASU Art Museum Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts CPR and Water Safety Badge Certifications Educational Outreach and Student Services BullyBlocker mobile app School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences - New College Changemaker Days of Service Educational Outreach and Student Services

Humanities Lecture Series College of Integrative Sciences and Arts Sun Devil Kids Camp Sun Devil Fitness Complex Taylor Fest Downtown student and local organization Networking Event Educational Outreach and Student Services The Economic Club of Phoenix W. P. Carey School of Business Tribal Radio Summit American Indian Policy Institute

CRIME AND VIOLENCE Center for ProblemOriented Policing digital resource School of Criminology and Criminal Justice

Consulting Scholars Program W. P. Carey School of Business

Phoenix 1st Step Drop-In Center for victims of sex trafficking or prostitution School of Social Work

Curator Engine Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts

Prison Education Program College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Devils in Disguise service event Educational Outreach and Student Services

Project Safe Neighborhoods gang violence prevention School of Criminology and Criminal Justice


Earth and Space Exploration Day School of Earth and Space Exploration - CLAS

Take Back the Night sexual violence awareness Educational Outreach and Student Services

Civil Dialogue Series Hugh Downs School of Human Communication - CLAS

Escalante Community Garden volunteer service School of Sustainability


Delivering Democracy Lecture College of Integrative Sciences and Arts

Hacks for Humanity community hackathon Project Humanities

The ASSIST Study for positive adjustment to college REACH Institute - CLAS The New Beginnings Program for divorcing and separating families REACH Institute - CLAS Whittier Elementary Passport to the Future Career Day College of Nursing and Health Innovation

Bilingual Language Assessment and Intervention Training for speech therapists Department of Speech and Hearing Science

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Child Study Lab (CSL) preschool Department of Psychology - CLAS Community Swim Lessons Sun Devil Fitness Complex Preparing Early Childhood Special Educators for Arizona Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College Puente de Cuentos Project for English language acquisition Department of Speech and Hearing Science Summer Program for Elementary Language and Literacy (SPELL) for children with developmental disorders Department of Speech and Hearing Science Sustainability via Active Garden Education (SAGE) curriculum for preschools College of Nursing and Health Innovation

EDUCATION Adventures in iPhone App Camp Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering Aguila Youth Leadership Symposium for Latino youth college readiness Educational Outreach and Student Services AIA Central Arizona Lecture Series School of International Letters and Cultures - CLAS America Reads academic tutoring program Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College AP Chemistry Day School of Molecular Sciences CLAS Arizona Geographic Alliance School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning - CLAS School of Life Sciences - CLAS

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Community programs index Institute of Human Origins - CLAS ASU Continuing Education ASU Online ASU Cybersecurity Challenge competition School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences ASU Math Day School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences - CLAS

CryptoRally cryptology competition School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences - CLAS Daedalus Astronautics student organization classroom takeovers Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering Design Primer summer camp The Design School

ASU School of Music Prep Program The School of Music

Digital Culture Summer Institute Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts

AVID Conference Educational Outreach and Student Services

Discover E Day Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering

AZ Middle and High School Science Bowl competition School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences

Earn to Learn financial literacy and college savings program Educational Outreach and Student Services

Barrett Summer Scholars summer camp Barrett, The Honors College Bioelectronics workshops for K–12 students School of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering Brain Fairs for Children Department of Psychology - CLAS Central Arizona Writing Project (CAWP) Department of English - CLAS

Earth and Space Open House

Fleischer Scholars Program W. P. Carey School of Business

iSTART Intelligent Tutoring System and Writing Pal Adult Literacy Tutoring Programs

Fulton Summer Academy Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering

Department of Psychology - CLAS

Gaming and Robotics Camps Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering Gary K. Herberger Young Scholars Academy Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College Going to the Dogs (G2D) Lectures and Workshops Department of Psychology - CLAS GSV Education Innovation Summit ASU Online High School Language Fair School of International Letters and Cultures

School of Earth and Space Exploration - CLAS

Hispanic Mother-Daughter Program Educational Outreach and Student Services

EMBRACE Reading Project for English language learners Department of Psychology - CLAS

HOBY Arizona Educational Outreach and Student Services

Embryo Project Encyclopedia Center for Biology and Society CLAS

Honeywell Fiesta Bowl Aerospace Challenge competition Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering

Cesar Chavez Leadership Institute Educational Outreach and Student Services

Engineering Projects In Community Service (EPICS) High Olympiad Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering

Hunnicutt Future Educators Academy Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College

Child Language and Literacy Lab (CHILLL) Department of Speech and Hearing Science

Executive Connections business leader mentorship program W. P. Carey School of Business

Immersive Virtual Field Trips Website School of Earth and Space Exploration - CLAS

Common Core Writing Professional Development

Field Trip Days Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering

Inside the Academy educational researcher interviews Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College

Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College Cronkite Sports Broadcast Boot Camp Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication


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First Lego League competition Championship/Qualifiers Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering

INSPIRE Summer Program for American Indian students College of Integrative Sciences and Arts

iTeachAZ Mentor Trainings Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College K–12 Exploring Science Field Trips School of Earth and Space Exploration - CLAS Marston 3-D Theater Astronomy and Planetary Shows School of Earth and Space Exploration - CLAS Math Circle at ASU Tempe School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences - CLAS me3 Educational Outreach and Student Services Modeling Instruction Program Department of Physics - CLAS Moon, Mars and Beyond Summer Camp School of Earth and Space Exploration - CLAS National Geographic Bee State Competition School of Geographical Studies and Urban Planning - CLAS Night of the Open Door All ASU campuses Poder Institute College of Integrative Sciences and Arts Professional Learning Library for educators Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College Project for Writing and Recording Family History College of Integrative Sciences and Arts RECHARGE college readiness conference for American Indian students Office of American Indian Initiatives Sanford Inspire Center for the Art and Science of Teaching

Secret Code of Business – workshop for middle school students W. P. Carey School of Business

Sun Devil Robotics student organization mentorship Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering

Early-stage Partners in Care (EPIC) College of Nursing and Health Innovation

Society of Automotive Engineers: A World in Motion student organization events Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering

SWIFT Weather Camp School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning - CLAS

Healthy Aging Online Series College of Nursing and Health Innovation

Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers First Lego League engineering mentorship Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering Southwest Speech and Debate Camp Barrett, The Honors College SPARK App League Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering SPARKS Ambassadors Educational Outreach and Student Services Spirit of Service Scholars – Junior Scholars Program College of Public Service and Community Solutions Sporting STEM summer camp New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences Strengthening Instructional Leadership in Mathematics Collaboration Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College Student Writing at ASU: Challenges, Assumptions, Expectations and Resources School of Humanities, Arts, and Cultural Sciences Summer CSI Experience summer camp New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences Summer Enrichment Programs and Workshops Educational Outreach and Student Services Summer Health Institute High School Residential Program College of Health Solutions

Teachers Incentive Fund ongoing professional development Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College The Beyond Annual Lecture College of Liberal Arts and Sciences The Latino Rising college readiness program Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering Ultimate Tech Boot Camp Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering Veterinary High School Summer Camp New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences Weekly Italian Program at the Academy at Scottsdale (K–6) School of International Letters and Cultures - CLAS

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Tempe Library Computer and Technology Courses (50+) W. P. Carey School of Business

EMPLOYMENT ASU-Mayo Authentic Connections Groups: Fostering resilience among medical professionals who are mothers Department of Psychology - CLAS CareerWISE College of Integrative Sciences and Arts Community Health Worker Leadership Council College of Nursing and Health Innovation SheLEADS: Women in Leadership W. P. Carey School of Business

You be the Chemist competition School of Molecular Sciences CLAS

Transborder Studies Career Development Workshops School of Transborder Studies CLAS

Young Adult Writing Program (YAWP) Department of English - CLAS

Workforce Outcomes Research and Leadership Development (WORLD) Initiative College of Nursing and Health Innovation

ELDERLY/SENIOR SERVICES Barrett Outreach Choir student organization The School of Music Caregiving in Dementia Healthy Brain Initiative Network (HBIN) Collaborating Centers College of Nursing and Health Innovation Collaboratory on Central Center for Applied Behavioral Health Policy

ENVIRONMENT AND SUSTAINABILITY Alhambra Elementary School District STEM Saturdays Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering

Decision Center for a Desert City School of Sustainability Deer Valley Petroglyph Preserve Volunteer Development Program Center for Archaeology and Society - CLAS Ecology Explorers School of Sustainability Outreach Partnership EcoRift Virtual Reality at the McDowell Sonoran Preserve Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts Food Systems Transformation Initiative (FSTI) School of Nutrition and Health Promotion Global Solution Services School of Sustainability Kyrene Solar Energy Discovery Room Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering Listen(n) Project School of Music/School of Arts Media and Engineering New Discoveries Lecture Series School of Earth and Space Exploration - CLAS Professional Training and Custom Sustainability Education School of Sustainability Public Presentations on Climate School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning - CLAS Solar Power Lab Tours Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering Sustainability Film Series School of Sustainability

ASU Cares – Arizona volunteer community service program ASU Alumni Association

Sustainability Science for Sustainable Schools School of Sustainability

Central Arizona – Phoenix Long-Term Ecological Research Project School of Sustainability

Sustainable Neighborhoods for Happiness School of Sustainability

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Community programs index Walton National Sustainability Teachers’ Academy School of Sustainability Water Treatment Teacher Education Series Educational Outreach and Student Services Wrigley Lecture Series on Sustainability School of Sustainability

HEALTH AND MENTAL HEALTH American Cancer Society Relay for Life Educational Outreach and Student Services

iCreate at Phoenix Children’s Hospital artist residency program School of Film, Dance and Theatre Living Well with Hearing Loss Department of Speech and Hearing Science Locks of Love/Bald for Bucks student organizations Educational Outreach and Student Services Mercy Maricopa Interprofessional Practice – Provider Training Program College of Nursing and Health Innovation

ASU Peer Program for Socialization Department of Speech and Hearing Science

National Student Speech Language and Hearing Association - ASU Chapter Department of Speech and Hearing Science

ASU Speech and Hearing Clinic Department of Speech and Hearing Science

New Beginnings Program Department of Psychology - CLAS

ASU/National Stuttering Association Department of Speech and Hearing Science

Out of the Darkness Walk – student organization and fundraiser Educational Outreach and Student Services

Camp CRAVE School of Nutrition and Health Promotion

Parenting Young Children (PYC) Project Department of Psychology - CLAS

Clinical Psychology Center Department of Psychology - CLAS Dementia Online Series College of Nursing and Health Innovation Every Little Step Counts Diabetes Prevention Program Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Executive Fellowship in Innovation Health Leadership College of Nursing and Health Innovation

ASU Miracle Network Dance Marathon – fundraiser for Phoenix Children’s Hospital Educational Outreach and Student Services Rainbow Connection Choir The School of Music

HOMELESSNESS AND HOUSING BLAST’D Beanies student service program Barrett, The Honors College EPICS Maroon Club student organization Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering Guest and Conference Housing Educational Outreach and Student Services Service Saturdays clothing and goods drive Project Humanities Stardust Center for Affordable Homes and the Family School of Sustainability Sun Devils UNITE Greek Sing Fundraiser Educational Outreach and Student Services

MLK March on West New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences Performance in the Borderlands School of Film, Dance and Theatre Religion and Conflict – Alternative Visions, A Series of Public Lectures Center for the Study of Religion and Conflict - CLAS Simon Ortiz and Labriola Center Lecture on Indigenous Land, Culture and Community Department of English - CLAS State of Latino Report Office of Community and Municipal Relations Vital Voices: Community Storytelling Project Humanities

HUNGER AND POVERTY Empty Bowls fundraiser dinner School of Art

Threads4Success student organization clothing drive Barrett, The Honors College

Sun Devils UNITE student-led fundraiser and awareness campaign Educational Outreach and Student Services


IMMIGRATION AND TRANSBORDER ISSUES ASU Refugee Empowerment (ECBOs) Project School of Social Work

A. Wade Smith Memorial Lecture on Race Relations College of Liberal Arts and Sciences - CLAS

Student Health Outreach for Wellness (SHOW) College of Nursing and Health Innovation

Annual Peace Luncheon Educational Outreach and Student Services

Conexiones Migrant Program School of Transborder Studies CLAS

Annual World Festival Educational Outreach and Student Services

Hispanic Research Center Art Exhibit Hispanic Research Center

Healing Racism Public Dialogue Series College of Integrative Sciences and Arts

Latino Community Lab School of Transborder Studies CLAS

Family Check-Up training program REACH Institute - CLAS FitPHX Energy Zones School of Human Evolution and Social Change - CLAS

The Body Project Department of Psychology - CLAS

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Having a Positive Perception of You Application (HAPPY App) College of Nursing and Health Innovation

Limmud Arizona Center for Jewish Studies - CLAS

Sparky’s 5K Challenge Educational Outreach and Student Services

Summer Speech Camp for Children with craniofacial conditions Department of Speech and Hearing Science


Counselor Training Center College of Integrative Sciences and Arts


Primer Abrazo Summer Bridge Program at Phoenix College

American Dream Academy Educational Outreach and Student Services

Hispanic Research Center - CLAS

American Indian Student Success Forum College of Integrative Sciences and Arts Asian Pacific Advocacy, Culture and Education Academy University College Club to College student organization Educational Outreach and Student Services COMPUGIRLS One-Day Boot Camp Center for Gender Equity in Science and Technology - CLAS Devils in Training college readiness program Educational Outreach and Student Services Día De Los Niños, Día De Los Libros Annual celebration Department of English - CLAS Future Sun Devil Families Day Educational Outreach and Student Services Gila River Early Educators Attaining Excellence (GRE2ATE) Program Center for Indian Education CLAS Girls Scouts for Engineering Awareness and Retention Day Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering Glendale Community College Summer Bridge Program (GCC SCALE) Hispanic Research Center - CLAS Joaquin Bustoz Math-Science Honors Program for Arizona and Navajo Nation high school students College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women - Afghanistan Thunderbird for Good


QUANTA Mentorship and Networking Research Platform

Project Artemis – Afghanistan Thunderbird for Good

Arizona Legislative Academy

Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering

Project DreamCatcher Thunderbird for Good

RECHARGE College Readiness Conference Educational Outreach and Student Services

Summer Journalism Institute

First Things First Gila River Indian Community Regional Partnership Council Center for Indian Education CLAS

RED INK Indigenous Initiative for All: Creativity and Collaboration at Work Department of English - CLAS Salt River Excelling at Math (STREAM) Program Center for Indian Education CLAS Starbucks College Achievement Plan ASU Online STEM Academy for Bioscience at South Mountain Community College Hispanic Research Center - CLAS STEM Summer Bridge Program at Phoenix College Hispanic Research Center summer camp - CLAS Tribal Nations Tour Sun Devil Athletics WiSE Girls Make-a-thon Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering Women in Computer Science Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering

INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND RELATIONS Arabic Film and Poetry Series School of International Letters and Cultures - CLAS

Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication Training for 21st Century Journalists Media Relations and Strategic Communications

Morrison Institute for Public Policy

Leadership for Sustainable Communities Lodestar Center Public Allies Arizona local nonprofit apprenticeships Lodestar Center

U.S.-Pakistan Center for Advanced Studies in Energy Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering

Technical Assistance to Ethnic Community-based Organizations School of Social Work

USAID Global Development Lab Research and Innovation Fellowships School of Sustainability

Tribal Economic Leadership Program American Indian Policy Institute CLAS



ASU/ACDL Special Education Law Project Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law Center for Law and Global Affairs Annual International Law Week Center for Law and Global Affairs Dean of Science Lecture College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Ethics@Noon Lincoln Center for Applied Ethics - CLAS

Annual Veterans Day Weekend Traditional Pow Wow Office of Community And Municipal Relations Engaging, Motivating and Providing Options within Recovery for Veterans (EMPOWR) Center for Applied Behavioral Health Policy Veteran’s Project Performances School of Film, Dance and Theatre

Native American Pipeline to Law Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) W. P. Carey School of Business

DreamBuilder: The Women’s Business Creator Thunderbird for Good

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