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  • Helios Education Foundation and College Success Arizona Launch Arizona Postsecondary Student Resiliency Fund

    April 23, 2020

    Author: Helios Education Foundation

    Posted on: April 23, 2020

    In an effort to provide some stability to postsecondary students who have been affected by COVID-19,  Helios Education Foundation and College Success Arizona  recently launched the Arizona … Read More

  • Arizona and Florida Educational Response to COVID-19

    March 23, 2020

    Author: Helios Education Foundation

    Posted on: March 23, 2020

    Helios Education Foundation Statement on COVID-19 (Coronavirus)  

    Helios Education Foundation is committed to student success in Arizona and Florida. That commitment, during these times of … Read More

  • Statement on Arizona HCR2036 / SCR1007 and HB2598

    February 18, 2020

    Author: Helios Education Foundation

    Posted on: February 18, 2020

    Helios Education Foundation believes that education changes lives and makes our communities better.  Helios also believes that it is in Arizona’s best interest  – both economically and socially – to … Read More

  • New Partnership Aims to Close Rural Education Gap

    January 28, 2020

    Author: Helios Education Foundation

    Posted on: January 28, 2020

    Soon hundreds of rural Arizona high school students now have access to the advanced curriculum and instruction needed to prepare them for success in college and careers thanks to a new partnership … Read More

  • National Foundation Names Tampa Bay as “Talent Hub,” Awards Grant to Increase College Degree and Credential Completion

    January 22, 2020

    Author: LEAP Tampa Bay College Access Network

    Posted on: January 22, 2020

    Lumina Foundation has recognized Tampa Bay as one of the first “Talent Hubs” in Florida for its efforts to attract, retain and cultivate talent. The designation includes a $125,000 grant to the LEAP … Read More

  • Arizona Needs Strong Leadership to Address Education Funding Issues

    December 6, 2019

    Author: Vince Roig, Founding Chairman, Helios Education Foundation

    Posted on: December 6, 2019

    Currently in Arizona, only one out of every four preschoolers are in quality early learning settings; less than half of third-graders are proficient in reading; less  than half of eighth graders are … Read More

  • Vince and Jane Roig Honored with the 2019 Leaders and Legends Award

    October 15, 2019

    Author: Helios Education Foundation

    Posted on: October 15, 2019

    In honor of their dedication and commitment to student success, Vince and Jane Roig were honored with the 2019 Leaders and Legends Award by College Success Arizona.  Leaders and Legends is a   … Read More

  • Proposition 123 - Statement

    October 2, 2019

    Author: Helios Education Foundation

    Posted on: October 2, 2019

    In a historic moment in Arizona, we saw education, executive, legislative, business, and community leaders come together to settle an inflationary lawsuit. Arizona voters passed this settlement via … Read More

  • Time to Start on Pragmatic Solution to Education Funding

    August 30, 2019

    Author: Jim Swanson, President/CEO, Kitchell Corporation; Chris Camacho, President and CEO, Greater Phoenix Economic Council; Paul J. Luna, President and CEO, Helios Education Foundation; Colleen Smith, President, Coconino Community College; Mark Joraanstad, Executive Director, Arizona School Administrators; and Ted Maxwell, Maj Gen (USAF, Ret.) President and CEO, Southern Arizona Leadership Council

    Posted on: August 30, 2019

    Helios Education Foundation President and CEO, Paul J. Luna, co-authored this op-ed on the importance of investing in education in Arizona. It was originally published in The Arizona Capitol Times on … Read More

  • Janice Palmer Appointed to Governor Doug Ducey’s Arizona Complete Count Committee

    August 23, 2019

    Author: Helios Education Foundation

    Posted on: August 23, 2019

    Arizona Governor Doug Ducey recently announced the members of the Arizona Complete Count Committee (CCC), a 23-member committee charged with ensuring Arizona’s Census 2020 count is as complete and … Read More

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