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  • Maria Sastre Shares Wisdom with Take Stock in Children Mentees

    December 2, 2020

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    Author: Take Stock in Children

    December 2, 2020

    Maria Sastre, Helios Education Foundation Board Director and member of the Board of Directors of Helios' partner Take Stock in Children (TSIC) was recently featured in the TSIC Newsletter where she … Read More

  • Letter to First Generation Scholars

    November 23, 2020

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    Author: Steven Currall, President, University of South Florida

    November 23, 2020

    The letter below by University of South Florida President, Steven Currall, was written to Helios First Generation Scholars within the Florida University System and the Florida College System. The … Read More

  • President's Message

    November 20, 2020

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    Author: Paul J. Luna, Helios Education Foundation

    November 20, 2020

    As 2020 is coming to a close and we are about to enter the holiday season, I am reflecting on both the extraordinary challenges we have faced this year as well as the extraordinary resilience we have … Read More

  • The Future of Higher Education

    October 29, 2020

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    Author: Helios Education Foundation

    October 29, 2020

    The future of Arizona rests in the future of higher education.  Arizona must strengthen our commitment to provide all students in Arizona with the opportunity to achieve a postsecondary degree.  Not … Read More

  • FAFSA Season is Here!

    October 28, 2020

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    Author: Helios Education Foundation

    October 28, 2020

    One of the most intimidating aspects of completing a postsecondary degree is financial uncertainty. Too often students with high potential but low means shy away from pursuing a degree based on the … Read More

  • Helios Education Foundation: Changing Lives, Strengthening Communities

    October 1, 2020

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    Author: Helios Education Foundation

    October 1, 2020

    This article originally appeared 83 Degrees Media, a Tampa-based weekly digital magazine leveraging the power of solutions-based and narrative journalism.

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  • President's Message

    September 29, 2020

    Author: Paul J. Luna, Helios Education Foundation

    September 29, 2020

    As the new school year is now in full swing in both Arizona and Florida, we know that it looks different for everyone.  Many students are continuing to work remotely.  Many students are doing a … Read More

  • Equity in Education

    September 20, 2020

    Author: Robert Neese, GEAR UP Executive Director

    September 20, 2020

    Arizona GEAR UP (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs) helps increase educational opportunity and access for middle and high school students living in low-income … Read More

  • Laurie Meggesin Leaves Legacy at Florida College Access Network

    September 10, 2020

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    Author: Laurie Meggesin, Former Executive Director Florida College Access Network

    September 10, 2020

    Momentum behind Florida’s college access movement is fueled by many partners, including statewide influencer, the Florida College Access Network (FCAN). Laurie Meggesin, former Executive Director of … Read More

  • Change Realized: How Foundations are Contributing to Public Policy Successes

    August 18, 2020

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    Author: Center for Effective Philanthropy

    August 18, 2020

    Below is an excerpt from the final blog post in a five-part series titled, “Foundations and Policy Engagement: Insights in Their Own Words,”  by the Center for Effective Philanthropy on the CEP Blog. … Read More

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