Applications for Project CENTRL— a 12-month, competitively selected and tuition-free leadership development program for 16 individuals connected to rural Arizona — are now open.
Over the course of nine seminars across Arizona, Washington, DC and Sonora, Mexico, Project CENTRL builds personal leadership skills, educates on the issues facing rural Arizona and connects leaders and experts. The program is hosted by the Arizona Center for Rural Leadership, an organization dedicated to cultivating passionate educated leaders who provide a voice for and serve rural communities in Arizona.
About Arizona Center for Rural Leadership:
Arizona Center for Rural Leadership has been shaping the state of Arizona since 1983 through three dynamic programs. The flagship program, Project CENTRL, is a twelve-month, experiential-learning leadership development program. Second is the Alumni in Action, a network of over 650 alumni, working at the grassroots, local, county, state and national level to improve the quality of life in rural Arizona. Finally, through the Make a Difference program, the Arizona Center for Rural Leadership identifies needs, gathers teams and influences change. This includes the incorporation of the town of Maricopa, finding the current home for Pima County Cooperative Extension and building a Veterans memorial in Miami; all projects that happened through Make a Difference projects. By training leaders, inspiring action, and getting things done, rural Arizona is becoming vibrant, healthy and sustainable.