We are mobilizing a network of citizens who are giving their time and talent to support our schools.
Inspire local leaders, organizations, businesses, education stakeholders, parents and elected officials statewide to become directly involved in providing schools with the tools and resources they need.
The quality of our schools determines the prosperity of our communities and an educated workforce is necessary to ensure healthy communities across Arizona. Informed and engaged citizens are better prepared to build The Arizona We Want.
Build strong connections within communities and mobilize a network of people who give their time and talent to support their local schools and advocate for education.
We target early literacy through 3rd grade reading achievement. By third grade, reading is a critical skill that is necessary for learning and by focusing on early development, we can contribute to long term gains for Arizona’s people.
Brian Spicker – Chief Program Officer-Community Impact, Valley of the Sun United Way
Elsie Moore – Professor, ASU School of Social Transformation
Elva Coor – Chair, SpeakOut AZ
Janet Johnson – Co-chair, SpeakOut AZ – former Chair of Education at Rio Salado College
Dr. Jennifer Johnson – Grand Canyon University, Director of Academic Alliances
Lupita Hightower – Superintendent, Tolleson Elementary School District
Mac Perlich – Founder, Act One
Rick DeGraw – Co-chair, SpeakOut AZ - former Executive Vice President of CopperPoint Insurance Companies
Sam Leyvas – CEO, First Things First
Wes Gullett – CEO, OH Strategic Communications