Initiatives and Outreach
In addition to the school’s academic efforts, the school and its research centers also act as a resource to its community through several civic endeavors aimed to better inform the public.
The Arizona Constitution Project
The School of Civic and Economic Thought and Leadership launched the Arizona Constitution Project in 2019 to tell the story of the state through the creation of its constitution by creating the first public resource for the study of the state’s founding document.
The Civics Classics Collection
The school has begun to build a Civic Classics Collection of rare books and manuscripts in collaboration with ASU’s Hayden Library intended to support the school’s mission of civic education through use in classroom environments and public programming.
Civic Leadership Institute
Each year, the school hosts more than 60 high school students from around Arizona and the United States for its annual Civic Leadership Institute. This program is led by the school’s faculty and provides high school students with the opportunity to see what life is like as a Sun Devil.
Doing Business North America
The Doing Business North America (DBNA) project annually provides objective measures of the scale and scope of business regulations in cities, provinces and federal districts of North America.
One Small Step
The project, put together by national nonprofit StoryCorps, provided ASU students the opportunity to have a civil discussion with other students with different political views in an effort to break down the barriers created by politics.