News & Events
107 Arizonans Selected for Catalyze Class 2
107 Arizonans have been selected for the second Catalyze class. During the 6-month program, participants grow their connections to the people and issues that impact Arizona, while gaining new skills and experiences. By the end of the program, each participant leaves with a commitment and a plan for how to get more engaged in the community.
August 29, 2022
Looking Back at a Year of Firsts
Last year was an exciting year for Valley Leadership as it brought the launch of two of our newest programs, Catalyze and Explore. The Impact Maker also saw lots of growth with the launch of three new teams. Thank you to all the alumni and community partners who have made all of these accomplishments possible!
July 18, 2022
Reflecting On Explore’s Inaugural Year
The inaugural year of the Valley Leadership Explore program was many things: challenging, unexpected, thought-provoking, disruptive, life-changing, fun, enlightening, and full of emotion from laughter to tears. Read more about the experience.
June 27, 2022
Valley Leadership’s Explore Program Goes to Navajo Nation
Explore’s last trip was to Navajo Nation, one of the largest tribal governments of the North American Indian Nations. We met community leaders and learned about how they continue to work on maintaining their cultural heritage while planning and forging ahead into the future.
June 7, 2022
Valley Leadership’s Explore Program Goes to Buckeye
Explore’s fourth trip was to Buckeye, which was once considered a rural, farmland community and is now one of the fastest growing cities in the nation.
May 18, 2022
Valley Leadership’s Explore Program Goes to Mesa
Explore’s third trip was to Mesa, where we focused on the downtown area. We learned about the significant influx of investment and how the growth is affecting the residents and neighborhoods nearby.
May 17, 2022
Valley Leadership’s Explore Program Goes to 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.
May 4, 2022
Valley Leadership’s Explore Program Goes to Yuma
Explore participants learned about Yuma’s thriving agriculture industry, the community’s focus on education and how larger issues in Arizona like immigration and water show up for Yuma’s residents.
April 13, 2022
Words of Wisdom for Women’s History Month
March is Women’s History Month, a time for us to celebrate the accomplishments and wisdom of the female leaders who have paved the way for those who come after them. Thank you to all our female leaders!
March 1, 2022
Celebrating Black History Month
We celebrate Black History Month, an opportunity to recognize the rich history of the Black community and honor the achievements individuals and their contributions to our global society.
February 1, 2022
Valley Leadership Selects 15 Arizonans For Inaugural Explore Program
January 25, 2022
Thank You, 2021 Impact Maker Team Members
With the holiday season upon us, we want to take time to express our gratitude for all the Impact Team members who have committed themselves this year.
December 13, 2021
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