Arizona State University this year moved up to top-five status among colleges and universities contributing volunteers to Teach For America, the national corps committed to expanding educational opportunity for children living in poverty.
Arizona's Hispanic population accrued an estimated spending power of about $40.3 billion this year alone, but the state's economy will not advance if education does not improve for this group, Arizona State University's president told the annual DATOS conference.
Marking the start of Hispanic Heritage Month, the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence in Hispanics recognized the American Dream Academy for its contribution in ensuring educational attainment for Hispanic youth in the community.
Amanda Tachine, a postdoctoral scholar at ASU's Center for Indian Education who has worked to bring the struggles of Native American students to light, will be one of 11 young women honored as "Champions of Change" by the White House.
Phoenix writer and social entrepreneur Joey Robert Parks kicks off ASU's fall Humanities Lecture Series on Sept. 17, leading a panel of professional Phoenix photographers and writers in a discussion about community art and the program he founded, "26 Blocks."
Seven high school students joined the ASU Project Humanities team as summer interns. The program provides students on-the-job training and industry experience while also introducing them to aspects of campus life.
ASU's Center for the Study of Race and Democracy will host Tim Wise, a leading voice in national conversation on race, on July 23 at Phoenix College. His talk will focus on the need for everyone – especially future leaders – to recognize their biases.
This summer, ASU launched the inaugural Public Service Summer Leadership Academy, a residential program that engages motivated high school students in experiences that promote public service, civic engagement and community solutions.
The ASU Chinese Language Camp is a two-week residential program offering motivated eighth- to 12th-grade students the chance to expand their knowledge in Chinese language and culture through intensive language instruction and hands-on cultural activities.