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  • Every Child

    May 16, 2016

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    Author: Helios Education Foundation

    May 16, 2016

    Education has the ability to change the life of a child and strengthen the community in which they live.  And, every child, regardless of zip code deserves a high-quality education.  Arizona has … Read More

  • Arizona Education on Horizon

    May 13, 2016

    Author: Helios Education Foundation

    May 13, 2016

    The most recent segment of Arizona Education focuses on paying for college and highlights the innovative partnership between Starbucks and Arizona State University.  The segment also includes a panel … Read More

  • College Knowing & Going

    May 12, 2016

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    Author: Cathryn Creno

    May 12, 2016

    Phoenix Cesar Chavez High School senior Marco Mares is on a success trajectory. Neither of his parents attended college. He had not even heard of the concept of postsecondary entrance exams until he … Read More

  • How One School in Miami, Florida is Giving Low-Income Students The College Experience

    May 12, 2016

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    Author: Helios Education Foundation

    May 12, 2016

    The 6th and 7th graders at the SEED School of Miami, a boarding school serving students from low-income homes and difficult circumstances, don’t have to imagine what it feels like to experience a … Read More

  • Message from the President and CEO

    May 9, 2016

    Author: Paul J. Luna, President and CEO

    May 9, 2016

    Recently, Helios sent out a survey to you, our key stakeholders, asking for your input on the kind of information you find valuable and would like to receive from us.  Thank you, to those of you who … Read More

  • Why You Should Vote YES on Prop 123

    April 28, 2016

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    Author: Vince Roig, Founding Chairman and Paul J. Luna, President and CEO

    April 28, 2016

    One of Helios Education Foundation’s fundamental beliefs is that education is an investment and not an expense. As Arizonans consider the future of our state, we have an important decision to make … Read More

  • Nearly 30,000 Arizona Students Taking ACT Exam Today

    April 19, 2016

    Author: Helios Education Foundation

    April 19, 2016

    Today, 29,774 Arizona students are taking a critical step on the path toward postsecondary education.  These students are taking the ACT exam which helps determine how prepared they are for college … Read More

  • Creating Opportunities For Success: 2015 In Review

    April 13, 2016

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    Author: Paul J. Luna, President and CEO

    April 13, 2016

    As I traveled through the states of Arizona and Florida in 2015 engaging with our partners, getting to know the people impacted by our work, and reflecting on our Foundation’s vision and commitment, … Read More

  • Three Florida Universities Partnering To Increase Student Success

    April 8, 2016

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    Author: Linda Jacobson

    April 8, 2016

    As a high school student in Venezuela, Alejandro Bolivar found himself fascinated by biology. So when his family followed his grandparents to the Tampa area, Bolivar applied to the University of … Read More

  • Dr. Stacy Carlson Transitions to the Florida Philanthropic Network

    April 5, 2016

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    Author: Helios Education Foundation

    April 5, 2016

    A sad farewell and hearty congratulations to Vice President and Program Director, College and Career Readiness, Dr. Stacy Carlson, who will leave Helios Education Foundation to become President and … Read More

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