Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions

Congressman Ed Pastor Center for Politics and Public Service

Congressman Ed Pastor Center for Politics and Public Service

Learn more about your impact

The Pastor Center is on the front lines in Arizona registering and educating young voters in record numbers. Your gifts to the center will fuel voter registration efforts that are making a difference. Youth voting is essential to our democracy, and your support ensures that more young people vote and become engaged, informed citizens.

In addition to its efforts to register and educate voters, the Pastor Center honors former U.S. Congressman Ed Pastor and his legacy of service in Arizona by preparing and empowering ASU students from all backgrounds to assume leadership positions in the public, private and nonprofit sectors.

Located in the ASU Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions, the Pastor Center for Politics and Public Service serves as a dynamic, student-centric hub of activity that promotes, publicizes, and encourages political engagement and public service among ASU students and the broader community. It embodies ASU's commitment to being an active agent of change and addressing societal problems.

Impact of Donor Support

  • More learners can pursue higher education. In 2022, 22,000 donors contributed $66.3 million for scholarships.
  • More students succeed. ASU ranks #1 among the state‚Äôs public universities for its 86% first-year retention rate thanks in part to donor-funded student success initiatives.
  • And donors helped ASU offer more than 4,500 hours of free tutoring.

We want to show the power of a university to be a difference-making partner in the positive transformation of all communities."

ASU donors

Mike and Cindy Watts

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