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.
Aki Sagi Joins Valley Leadership
Aki Sagi has joined the Valley Leadership team as our Marketing Intern! She’ll help us share how VL is making a difference on the most pressing issues facing Arizona today.
Valley Leadership Names 73rd Man & Woman of the Year
Reyna Montoya and Dr. Chad Gestson will be Valley Leadership’s 73rd Man & Woman of the Year. The two were selected because of their commitment to addressing Arizona’s most pressing issues, track record of community engagement and alignment with Valley Leadership’s Principles of Doing.
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.
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!
Valley Leadership Selects 15 Arizonans For Inaugural Explore Program
Explore is the second of VL’s reimagined leadership development programs that will take participants to explore the wide...
Paige Soucie Joins Valley Leadership Team
Paige Soucie has joined the Valley Leadership team as our Director of Marketing & Communications. She’ll help us share how VL’s reimagined leadership development model and Impact Maker are making a difference on the most pressing issues facing the state.
VL Welcomes Public Ally, Bhavana Somayaji
Bhavana Somayaji joins the Valley Leadership team, where she’ll support VL’s leadership development programs, Catalyze and Explore, over the next 10 months as a Public Ally and Strategic Learning Program Coordinator. Get to know Bhavana and join us in welcoming her to the Valley Leadership team.
$100,000 MolinaCares Accord Grant Creates New Partnership with Valley Leadership in Support of Re-Entry Focused Employment Programs in Arizona
The MolinaCares Accord, in collaboration with Molina Complete Care of Arizona, and Valley Leadership are launching a new Impact Maker team tasked with encouraging private sector employers in Arizona to remove barriers to employment for historically marginalized populations, including Medicaid recipients and the formerly incarcerated.
Valley Leadership Names 72nd Man & Woman of the Year
Kimber Lanning and Dr. Warren H. Stewart, Sr. will be Valley Leadership’s 72nd Man & Woman of the Year. The pair were selected because of their commitment to Arizona and track record of impact in the community, particularly on the state’s most pressing issues.
Valley Leadership Selects 114 Arizonans for Catalyze
Valley Leadership has selected 114 Arizonans to be part of the inaugural class of Catalyze, a completely virtual program designed to set people up to take action in the community. The cohort represents a diverse cross-section of sectors, industries and experience.
VL Welcomes Ginger Sykes Torres to Board of Directors
Valley Leadership recently welcomed Ginger Sykes Torres, an environmental consultant with Shikeyah Environmental, to join its Board of Directors. Get to know Ginger, why she loves living in Arizona, what motivates her community work – and her advice for getting more engaged.