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10 Year Anniversary

  • The Next 10

    September 28, 2015

    Author: Paul J. Luna, President and CEO

    As our year-long 10th anniversary celebration comes to a close, I am encouraged by the reflection we have taken on the first decade of our Foundation.  We have celebrated our strategic partnerships … Read More

  • 2014 Pacesetters Named by the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading

    May 11, 2015

    Author: Helios Education Foundation

    The states of Arizona and Florida, along with Arkansas, California, Colorado, Georgia, Iowa and Ohio have been recognized as 2014 Pacesetters by the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading for their efforts … Read More

  • Arizona’s Economic Imperative: Increasing Latino Degree Attainment

    May 1, 2015

    Author: Helios Education Foundation

    Educating every student in Arizona is essential to ensuring our state’s economic prosperity, yet a growing portion of Arizona’s future workforce is falling short of essential degree attainment.  This … Read More

  • Message From the President and CEO

    March 27, 2015

    Author: Paul J. Luna, President and CEO

    With Arizona's 2015 legislative session now concluded and Florida's legislative session still underway, I am reminded of the critical role that our legislators play in ensuring our students are … Read More

  • AZ Earn to Learn - Investing in College Success

    March 10, 2015

    Author: Helios Education Foundation

    Did you know that by 2018, 61 percent of Arizona’s jobs will require some form of postsecondary training?  Yet, currently in Arizona, only 36 percent of working-age adults have completed at least a … Read More

  • School Readiness – A Neighborhood Priority

    March 9, 2015

    Author: Rebecca Lindgren, Marketing Communications Director, Helios Education Foundation

    On Wednesday mornings, young children and their parents walk through the door of Make Way for Books (MWFB)  in Tucson, Arizona, in great anticipation of who they will meet that day.  On the day I … Read More

  • Message from the President and CEO

    December 11, 2014

    Author: Paul J. Luna, President and CEO

    In October, Helios launched a year-long celebration marking the Foundation’s 10-year anniversary. Through a decade of strategic partnerships and investments in education, we are pleased to share that … Read More

  • Opening Doors to College, and Success, for Underserved Students

    November 6, 2014

    Author: Helios Education Foundation

    Twenty-one-year-old Morgan Larson is on track to graduate from the University of Arizona in spring 2015 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Accounting. That summer, she will … Read More

  • Advancing a College-Going Culture

    October 2, 2014

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    Author: Helios Education Foundation

    Like many students in the Tampa area, Jasmine grew up in a home where education wasn't a priority.  Her parents had completed high school but had no formal postsecondary education.  Jasmine's focus … Read More

  • Challenging, Supporting and Preparing Arizona Students

    October 1, 2014

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    Author: Helios Education Foundation

    Ruo Qiu is a 17-year-old Yuma, Arizona, high school senior who does not just dream of obtaining a college education, she is certain about it.

    "University, of course," she says when asked about her … Read More

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