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State of Arizona Reports


Modeled after the National Urban League's State of Black America, the State of Arizona reports highlight issues facing Arizona's diverse populations, with ideas for solving these concerns. The publications reflect the data collection of the research team and are designed to inform policy makers and promote growth in the Arizona region.


Like many transformative documents, The State of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in Arizona report arose from a recognition that policymakers lack adequate information. In this case, there is a dearth of information on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI). Given that unmet need, a coalition gathered and created the Asian Pacific Arizona Initiative — APAZI. The project represents a year-long collaboration between APAZI, APAS, ASU for Arizona, and numerous community leaders, members and professionals throughout the state. We hope this report serves as a starting point for future research on Arizona AAPI communities.

Contributors
The APAZI Coaliation, ASU Asian Pacific American Studies Program, ASU for Arizona, et al.
Created Date
2008

The African-American community has played a historically significant role in the advancement of Arizona and our region. The future success of our state relies on our ability to strengthen our communities and empower them to meet and exceed their vast potential. This project between the community and the University was undertaken to help advance a better understanding of the changing dynamics of Arizona’s African-American population and the critical issues that require our collective attention in terms of education, health care, the economy, culture and leadership.

Contributors
The Greater Phoenix Urban League, ASU Office of Public Affairs, Arizona Public Service Company
Created Date
2008

The African-American community has played a historically significant role in the advancement of Arizona and our region. The future success of our state relies on our ability to strengthen our communities and empower them to meet and exceed their vast potential. This project between the community and the University was undertaken to help advance a better understanding of the changing dynamics of Arizona’s African-American population and the critical issues that require our collective attention in terms of education, health care, the economy, culture and leadership.

Contributors
Arizona State University, Arizona Community Foundation, Tucson Urban League, et al.
Created Date
2009

The African-American community has played a historically significant role in the advancement of Arizona and our region. The future success of our state relies on our ability to strengthen our communities and empower them to meet and exceed their vast potential. This project between the community and the University was undertaken to help advance a better understanding of the changing dynamics of Arizona’s African-American population and the critical issues that require our collective attention in terms of education, health care, the economy, culture and leadership.

Contributors
State of Black Arizona (SBAZ), Arizona Community Foundation, Arizona Public Service Company, et al.
Created Date
2012

The State of Indian Country Arizona presents important stories about Indian people today in Arizona. In every case, the facts presented are vital, but it is equally important to understand why we chose to share these particular topics. Every section of this report reflects the common values of our Native American communities and culture. Like traditional basketry or weaving, each story is a strand in the societal fabric that not only sustained the tribes through difficult challenges of the past, but also strengthens each tribe well into the future.

Contributors
Inter Tribal Council of Arizona, ASU Office of the President on American Indian Initiatives, ASU Office of Public Affairs
Created Date
2013

The trajectory of Hispanic culture and society in the American Southwest began long before Arizona achieved territorial status, and its impact remains a defining element shaping the future of our expansive binational region. Historical perspective provides a framework for an assessment of contemporary successes, challenges, and aspirations, as well as perceptions and projections regarding the potential of the decades to come. The report offers both objective indicators and nuanced perspective regarding the critical issues that require our collective attention, including education, healthcare, justice and equality, job creation, economic development, quality of life and quality of place, and opportunity for enterprise …

Contributors
The Arizona Latino Research Enterprise, ASU Department of Transborder Chicana/o and Latina/o Studies, ASU Office of Public Affairs
Created Date
2009