Explore Class 2 Visits Mesa
Explore Class 2 recently traveled to Mesa, where participants had the chance to learn about the community's focus on arts and culture, affordable housing efforts, economic development and immersive media experiences at the ASU MIX Center!
Our Explore Program Takes It’s First Trip to South Phoenix!
Explore Class 2 took the program's first trip to South Phoenix last week for a day of farming and learning about the city's education structures, economic development, and broad community outreach.
Explore Class 2 Visits “Ambos Nogales”
Explore's second trip spent two days in Ambos Nogales (Spanish for “both Nogales”), which refers to the two cities with the same name: Nogales, Arizona, United States, and Nogales, Sonora, Mexico.
Explore Class 2 Visits Yuma: Community as a Strategy
Daisy Talavera, Valley Leadership's new Director of Strategic Learning, dives into her experience with Explore Class 2 and their trip to Yuma! She describes learning about Yuma's thriving agriculture industry, focus on education, widespread immigration and water issues, and community-oriented values.
Amanda Straight Joins Valley Leadership
Amanda Straight has joined the VL team as the Manager of Strategic Doing! She is excited to work with Valley Leadership to establish stabilities for individuals and families across Arizona.
Celebrating Women’s History Month with Ambassador Barbara Barrett
To celebrate the start of Women’s History Month, we interviewed Ambassador Barbara Barrett, 25th Secretary of the Air Force and alumnae of Valley Leadership Institute Class 1. Learn more about her unique journey in leadership and the various roles she has taken on throughout her career.
Daisy Talavera Joins Valley Leadership
Daisy Talavera has joined the VL team as Director of Strategic Learning | Leadership Development. She's excited to support VL participants on their personal journey to learning how they can activate their leadership to have impact on our state’s most pressing issues.
Valley Leadership Selects 16 Arizonans For Explore Class 2
Explore is the second of VL’s reimagined leadership development programs that will...
Celebrating Black History Month through Art with Gizette Knight
To celebrate the start of Black History Month, we interviewed Gizette Knight, the founder of Shining Light Foundation. Keep reading to learn more about the Black History Mural Project, this year's murals in Mesa and how Shining Light Foundation is supporting Arizona.
5 Things to Expect From Valley Leadership’s Explore Program
Explore takes participants out of their comfort zones to get to know the great diversity of the state and how our most pressing issues show up in rural, urban, suburban and Native communities. If you are a VL Alumni with a passion for forging connections while experiencing Arizona’s many diverse communities, this program is for you! Learn more about what participants can expect.
Celebrating National Native American Heritage Month
National Native American Heritage Month starts on November 1st. It is a celebration of the resilience and achievements of the Native community. Listen to our conversation with Germaine Simonson, owner of Rocky Ridge Gas and Market in Navajo Nation, to learn more.