Ready to Lead in 2021?

January 6, 2021
Alumni Stories and Updates

You’re no doubt ready to hit the ground running as we start off 2021, and so is VL. If getting engaged in the community is a resolution for you, we’re here to help:

Join Impact Maker

Each year, we invite our community to join the work of the Impact Maker to find collaborative, innovative solutions in areas of child well-being, COVID-19 response, education, health and the economy. There are a variety of ways you can get involved, either as a team member shaping the work we’re doing; as a contributor who is executing on projects that arise; or as someone who is willing to offer your expertise in-kind, among others. Join us from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Feb. 3 to learn more about those teams and the new teams we’ll launch this year to tackle the environment and racial justice.

Read Our Policy Recommendations for COVID-19 Recovery

Next week our legislators will begin their session, with pandemic recovery weighing heavily on their agenda. Over the second half of 2020, the Impact Maker COVID-19 Response Team worked with a dozen partners representing eight different sectors to talk about solutions that would be meaningful coming out of the pandemic – and to help Arizona weather any future storms. We have shared those recommendations to help stabilize Arizonans, better connect them and stimulate our economy with the governor’s office and legislators.

Support Students to Finish Their FAFSA

The Impact Maker Education Team has been working to help increase the number of students who fill out their FAFSA – the application for federal student aid. It’s an important piece of any high school senior’s year – and a critical indicator of if students will continue their education after high school. The team created a playbook for businesses who want to help students across the state and will host a webinar on Feb. 4 featuring business leaders from Bank of America, Duncan Family Farms and the Phoenix Suns to share how they’ve partnered with schools to help students. Join us!

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