Category: Press Release


Education Forward Arizona Names Freeport McMoRan Foundation’s Tracy Bame as it’s 2023 Luminary Award Recipient

As president of the Freeport-McMoRan Foundation and director of social responsibility at Freeport-McMoRan, Bame and her team develop strategies and programs that are laser-focused on building sustainable and resilient communities through the power of education Bame has led Freeport-McMoRan’s community development activities in Arizona for more than two decades and, through her vision, has turned […]


Education Forward Arizona honors graduating college and high school scholars

Each May, Education Forward Arizona honors a new cohort of graduating college scholars who have achieved their post-secondary education goals, thanks to programs designed to increase college access and attainment across the state. In addition, the nonprofit celebrates student ambassadors who have completed its College Knowing & Growing program, and have graduated from high school, […]


An InspirED Evening Honors Arizona’s Innovative Education Leaders and Programs

Education Forward Arizona recently recognized Arizona’s innovative education leaders and programs at an event held Thursday, Oct. 20, at the J.W. Marriott Camelback Inn. Edmundo Hidalgo and Gema Duarte Luna co-chaired the inaugural event, An InspirED Evening, which brought together individuals from across the state to celebrate innovation and collaboration in education...

Post launches as nonpartisan resource for voters to hear from candidates for Governor and State Superintendent

On the eve of ballots being mailed to Arizona voters, Education Forward Arizona launched, a website where the candidates running for Governor and Superintendent of Public Instruction were interviewed by one of education’s most important stakeholders – students...


Education Forward Arizona & Freeport-McMoRan Foundation Announce New Navajo Code Talkers Scholarship

$3 million in scholarships created to honor the selfless service that 400 Navajo Code Talkers made to the United States during World War II Just ahead of National Navajo Code Talkers Day on Aug. 14, Freeport-McMoRan Foundation has expanded its Native American Scholarship program with Education Forward Arizona for a second time, providing an additional […]


Education Forward Arizona Holds inaugural benefit dinner on Thursday, Oct. 20 in Scottsdale

An InspirED Evening will celebrate collaboration and innovation in education Education Forward Arizona, a statewide nonprofit organization whose mission is to advocate for and act on education improvements that advance the quality of life for all Arizonans, today announced that it will hold an inaugural benefit dinner this fall in Scottsdale...


AdviseAZ receives more than $500k to continue supporting college attainment across Arizona

AmeriCorps recently announced that AdviseAZ will receive more than $500,000 to continue its college access work in Arizona.   AdviseAZ is an AmeriCorps program that places current college students or recent college graduates in low-income (Title I) high schools and communities to act as near-peer advisers...


Arizona Voters Prioritize Education over Politics [Full Press Release]

Voters Share their Priorities for Education, Encourage Candidates & Policymakers to Address Key Education Issues ARIZONA –June 14, 2022 – Arizonans continue to prioritize education and want every school to have great teachers and leaders, according to a recent statewide survey of 500 likely voters...


Freeport-McMoRan Foundation Expands Native American Scholarship Program

The Freeport-McMoRan Foundation recently announced a significant investment of $6 million to increase access to higher education for Native American students in partnership with Education Forward Arizona with a goal of helping 200 Native American students graduate by 2026...


Freeport-McMoRan Foundation and Education Forward Arizona Award Scholarships to 38 Students

Thirty-eight students recently began the 2021/2022 academic year with funds and support to attend a college or university thanks to scholarships from Education Forward Arizona and the Freeport-McMoRan Foundation. The Education Forward Arizona scholarships, awarded to 15 Arizona high school seniors this year, provide up to $6,000 per year (renewable for four years) for educational […]