Who We Are

Enriching Lives Through Education

Helios Education Foundation is dedicated to creating opportunities for individuals in Arizona and Florida to succeed in postsecondary education. Created through the sale of Southwest Student Services Corporation, a student loan services company, our roots are in education and in helping individuals gain access to postsecondary programs. The Foundation's community investments are made across three impact areas: Early Childhood Education, the Transition Years and Postsecondary Education Success. Since inception in 2004, the Foundation has invested millions of dollars in education-related programs and initiatives across both states.

Through a decade of strategic partnerships and investment in Arizona and Florida, Helios Education Foundation has developed four fundamental beliefs that drive our mission of creating opportunities for every individual to achieve postsecondary education success.

We Believe:

  • Education Changes Lives and Strengthens Communities
  • Education Is an Investment, Not an Expense
  • Every Student, Regardless of Zip Code, Deserves a High-Quality Education
  • We Will Achieve Our Mission through Partnership and Collaboration

Helios Education Foundation is designed to exist in perpetuity, so our commitment is long-term. We invest our knowledge, expertise and resources across the education continuum to advance student preparedness and to foster college-going cultures within the two states we serve.

Click here to learn more about our history and view a video commemorating our first ten years.

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