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Editorial: Postsecondary Education by Mayor Kate Gallego

We are so pleased to see Mayor Kate Gallego share her sentiments on the importance of postsecondary attainment. Read this excerpt from her opinion piece featured in the Phoenix Business Journal: My View: Why Arizona is all in for postsecondary education By Mayor Kate Gallego – Contributing writer Feb 14, 2024 Arizona is facing a critical decision […]


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Education Forward Arizona Staff Honored with Faculty Emeritus

Frank Zamora, our very own Success Adviser, has been honored with the title of Faculty Emeritus from Gateway Community College. The meaning of a Faculty Emeritus is to recognize and honor a faculty member for their years of service and dedication to students and to their specific content area...


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College Applications: 7 Frequently Asked Questions

Applying to colleges can be intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be. To help you prepare, we sat down with our three college access teams to discuss the questions they get the most from students.  About Our College Access Programs  Before we jump into the questions, let’s learn a little bit about our college access […]


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Career Development Events in Arizona

November is Career Development Month! Finding a job or figuring out a career path may feel like an intimidating task, but it doesn’t have to be. Arizona has many resources to support you.  It is vital for all Arizonans to pursue degrees or certifications, as this effort strengthens individuals, communities, and even our economy...


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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 […]


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Our reaction to the U.S. Supreme Court’s affirmative action ruling

Education Forward Arizona is deeply committed to ensuring that all students have an equal opportunity and access to pursue a college education. We recognize the value of a diverse student body that is reflective of our great nation and are disappointed with the U...


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Yes, college is still a worthwhile investment.

By Arizona University and College Presidents Arizona college presidents share why education after high school is valuable for Arizona’s graduates, communities, workforce and economy. This spring, Arizona’s three public universities, community colleges, tribal colleges, and private colleges and universities have awarded more than 80,000 two- and four-year college degrees and thousands of professional certificates...


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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, […]


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From AZ to the Ivy League: How Education Forward Arizona’s College Knowing & Going initiative helped prepare Rodrigo for college

A bright future begins with a solid education and that mindset is driving Rodrigo Guizar, Jr. Rodrigo graduated from Cibola High School in Yuma, Ariz. on May 26, and will travel more than 2,500 miles for an incredible learning opportunity this fall – as an admitted college student at none other than Columbia University in […]


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Summer can be ideal time to prepare for kindergarten success

Summertime is a great opportunity to help kids prepare for their first day of kindergarten. Today’s schools expect 5-year-olds to arrive with basic academic and social skills so they are prepared on day one to start learning to read, write and do basic math...