Support for Multicultural Programs

At SRP, we proudly support the rich diversity of our community and customers with innovative programs that reach underserved populations.

The selection of SRP's ethnic minority programs is based on extensive community-based research, as well as key input from diverse community leaders and education experts. Our goal is to make informed investments in areas of opportunity that affect an array of ethnic minorities.

With guidance from our community partners, we've made education our top priority. Specifically, SRP ethnic minority programs are designed to:

  • Increase high school graduation rates
  • Increase educational attainment
  • Increase teacher enrichment throughout Arizona

Program highlights

SRP's ethnic minority initiatives include:

  • Hispanic Leadership Institute (HLI): HLI promotes the individual development of Hispanics for increased participation in leadership roles and serves as a principal education and networking resource for expertise in and advocacy of leadership issues affecting Latino communities.
  • AGUILA Youth Leadership Institute: AGUILA is a unique college access program for Latino/Latina youth that provides a web of support contributing to academic, personal and professional success.
  • Chicanos Por La Causa (CPLC) Teacher Esperanza Awards: Realizing the important work teachers complete in difficult environments, CPLC made the decision to honor this group of unsung heroes. CPLC, along with its corporate and community partners, initiated in 1999 the Esperanza Latino Teacher Awards, which when translated means the "hope" teacher awards. This prestigious event recognizes outstanding Latino educators who are, in essence, the hope for future generations.
  • Tempe Tutors Program: In partnership with the Tempe Elementary School District, SRP employees are heavily involved in a tutoring program at Hudson Elementary School, where 95% of the students are Hispanic. SRP volunteers provide one-on-one support for K-5 students in need of literacy and fundamental education assistance.
  • American Dream Academy (ADA): The ADA's educational focus starts with the beginning of life, helping parents to instill the value of education within themselves and their children. Through the ADA, parents are given the tools to guide their children from kindergarten through 12th grade and into higher education. This type of school-based intervention empowers and trains parents to become effective advocates and partners in their children's education.
  • African American Leadership Institute (AALI): Valle del Sol's AALI, in partnership with the Arizona Opportunities Industrialization Center, has developed and will implement a leadership institute crafted to increase African-American participation in leadership roles. The institute will also serve as the principal education and networking source for expertise, and advocacy, of leadership issues facing the African-American community.

More information

We are grateful to those who share our commitment to Arizona's ever-improving quality of life, and we look forward to future partnerships in support of ethnic minority groups.

If you have questions about SRP's ethnic minority programs or would like more information, please call (602) 236-4476.