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  • 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

  • Global Pandemic Exacerbates Student Need

    July 28, 2020

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    Author: Helios Education Foundation

    July 28, 2020

    Supporting Former Foster Youth During a Time of Crisis 

    Former foster youth face a myriad of challenges in completing a college degree.  While we might assume financial issues are the most … Read More

  • Elevating Teacher Voices in the Midst of a Pandemic

    July 27, 2020

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    Author: Christine M. Thompson, President & CEO, Expect More Arizona

    July 27, 2020

    In late May, Expect More Arizona conducted a voluntary survey of Arizona educators. We asked participants to reflect on the overnight shift to remote instruction, and to share their thoughts and … Read More

  • The Importance of the 2020 Census on Florida

    July 27, 2020

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    Author: Helios Education Foundation

    July 27, 2020

    The results of the 2020 Census will help determine how hundreds of billions of dollars in federal funding flow into communities every year for the next decade. That funding shapes many different … Read More

  • President's Message

    July 27, 2020

    Author: Paul J. Luna, Helios Education Foundation

    July 27, 2020

    As we continue through this challenging and extraordinary time, one of the most important conversations we are having is how to  ensure our students receive a high-quality education whether that be … Read More

  • Project Benjamin Opens Dialogue About FAFSA

    July 24, 2020

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    Author: Helios Education Foundation

    July 24, 2020

    For many first-generation students, the thought of college can be very daunting. Add to it the ever-changing and very confusing financial aid process. From the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal … Read More

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