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  • University South Florida Mentor-Graduate Luncheon

    May 21, 2019

    Author: Helios Education Foundation

    May 21, 2019

    True to the motto “We must lift as we climb” graduates of the University of South Florida’s (USF)  Latino Scholars program honored mentors and supporters, including Helios Education Foundation, at … Read More

  • Inaugural Cohort of Ready Now Yuma Scholars Selected

    May 9, 2019

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    Author: Helios Education Foundation

    May 9, 2019

    In 2012, Helios Education Foundation partnered with Yuma Union High School District and an initiative called Ready Now Yuma was born. This initiative provided all students in the district with access … Read More

  • New Report from America’s Promise Highlights Efforts in Tucson, Arizona

    April 16, 2019

    Author: Helios Education Foundation

    April 16, 2019

    Today, America’s Promise Alliance’s Center for Promise released a new report, More Than a Village:  Perspectives on Re-engagement in Tucson, which highlights the critical role that positive and … Read More

  • Using National Student Clearinghouse Data for Student Success

    April 12, 2019

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    Author: Michelle Boehm, Analytics and Evaluation Director

    April 12, 2019

    What is the National Student Clearinghouse?  

    The National Student Clearinghouse is a nonprofit national high education data collaborative whose mission is to serve the education community through … Read More

  • Arizona Kids Count Report Shows Improvement, Work Still Needs to be Done

    April 10, 2019

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    Author: Michelle Boehm, Analytics and Evaluation Director

    April 10, 2019

    The Children’s Action Alliance recently released its Arizona Kids Count Databook, comparing benchmarks of child well-being and demographic trends from 2009 to 2016. Across this seven year timeframe, … Read More

  • 30,000 Arizona High School Juniors Taking ACT Today

    April 2, 2019

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    Author: Michelle Boehm, Analytics and Evaluation Director

    April 2, 2019

    On Tuesday, April 2nd, approximately 30,000 juniors from 18 school districts across Arizona will sit to take the ACT exam as part of Helios’ College Knowing & Going initiative. 

    Beginning in 2009, … Read More

  • A Focus on SEL

    March 27, 2019

    Author: Joy Prescott, 2019 Florida Teacher of the Year

    March 27, 2019

    When I began my teaching career, the focus in my classroom was centered on academics. My teaching style was very teacher directed. I believed that in order for my students to be successful I needed … Read More

  • Achieve60AZ is Arizona's Greatest Opportunity

    March 22, 2019

    Author: Helios Education Foundation

    March 22, 2019

    Recently, Achieve60AZ released its first State of Attainment report.  The report provides an overview of where we stand as a state in regards to our postsecondary attainment and outlines what we … Read More

  • Take Part in the FAFSA Challenge: Deadline March 31

    March 22, 2019

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    Author: Helios Education Foundation

    March 22, 2019

    One of the most intimidating aspects of completing a postsecondary degree is financial. 

    Too often students with high potential but low means shy away from pursuing a degree based on the assumption … Read More

  • President's Message

    March 20, 2019

    Author: Paul J. Luna, Helios Education Foundation

    March 20, 2019

    In just a little over six months, Helios Education Foundation will move to our new permanent location near 32nd street and Camelback in Phoenix.  This move culminates years of dreaming and planning … Read More

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