Mission: The tempe chamber of commerce foundation is organized and shall be operated toraise funds to positively impact the quality of life and ensure a better work force in tempe through education and community enhancement programs and services.
Programs: Tempe leadership identifies emerging leaders and fosters leadership skills through a nine-month program focusing on education, experience, exposure and service to our community. Participants learn about the strengths, needs and challenges facing tempe through bi-monthly issue days, leadership shadowing, and development and execution of a class project.
tempe youth leadership informs and motivates a diverse group of high school sophomores and juniors by enhancing their leadership skills and providing leadership opportunities on an individual and group level. The program encourages the youths to expand their awareness of local issues and community needs; increase their community involvement and volunteer activity; and analyze issues, identify solutions and develop action plans, through issue-oriented seminars and interaction with community leaders.
tempe cares organizes citizen volunteers to reduce blight and improve the appearance of tempe's neighborhoods and community spaces. Each year, several hundred individuals, groups and businesses come together to invest their combined resources of skilled and unskilled physical labor, tools and building material to help improve the quality of life for the citizens of tempe.