Impact

Building prosperous communities

The Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions is Arizona State University’s laboratory for the innovative production of public goods. We are committed to fearlessly taking on the most daunting challenges facing society and creating an impact with our multidisciplinary approach to solving problems. Whether the focus is on public safety, social welfare, public administration or community development, we bring creativity, systems-level thinking and an entrepreneurial spirit to our mission of building, sustaining and promoting dynamic, prosperous communities.

Just before Beatriz Mendoza graduated from Arizona State University a year ago, she joined her engineering classmates in figuring out where to apply for jobs.

“While everyone else was...Read more

Like many children who grow up with an incarcerated parent, it took Deborah Jiang Stein years to step out from the shadow of societal stigma and personal shame, eventually detailing her experience...Read more

After the life-altering difficulties they faced in their home countries, refugees who come to America can feel overwhelmed trying to integrate into their new communities.

Becoming...Read more

You can finish your holiday shopping and help the refugee and immigrant community at the same time by shopping at the pop-up Global Market at Phoenix City Hall this Friday.

The market,...Read more

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