MOU Signed to Conduct Research Supporting Central Florida Students

Author: Helios Education Foundation

May 30, 2018

Helios Education Foundation joined partners Orange County Public Schools, the School District of Osceola County, Valencia College, and University of Central Florida to sign a memorandum of understanding establishing the Central Florida Education Ecosystem Database (CFEED). CFEED educational partners serve the needs of over 1.5 million students throughout Central Florida. 

The Central Florida Education Ecosystem Database seeks to improve student success by using connected data and analytics. CFEED seeks to create a new model of collaborative data sharing among Central Florida pre-kindergarten through university public education institutions to identify factors that inform decisions and interventions to increase success, outcomes and opportunities for all students.

“This unprecedented partnership brings together organizations all along the education continuum,” said Paul Luna, President and CEO, Helios Education Foundation. “In true partnership, together our organizations will learn from empirical data where opportunities exist to enhance student success,” Luna concluded.  

Helios Education Foundation’s mission is to improve the lives of individuals in both Arizona and Florida by creating opportunities for success in postsecondary education. Guided by our beliefs in Community, Equity, Investment, and Partnership, Helios invests all along the education continuum from Early Grade Success to Postsecondary Completion to ensure more students, particularly first generation, minority, and underrepresented students experience the transformational power of education. 

The Central Florida Education Ecosystem Database is Helios Education Foundation’s largest philanthropic investment in the state of Florida. 

LEARN MORE by viewing the CFEED video. 

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