Billions to Gain: The Economic Benefits of Investing in a More Educated Arizona
Billions to Gain: The Economic Benefits of Investing in a More Educated Arizona, a new report produced by Helios Education Foundation and Education Forward Arizona, details the benefits of postsecondary attainment for Arizona’s economy. The economic benefits of postsecondary education—for individuals, communities, and Arizona—are undeniable...
Education Forward Arizona Seeks 150 Students for Native American Scholarship Program
Applications for the Freeport-McMoRan Native American College Scholarship and the Navajo Code Talkers Scholarship are now open through June 1, 2023. The scholarships, administered by Education Forward Arizona, are made possible through a $9 million investment by the Freeport-McMoRan Foundation to increase access to higher education for Native American students, with a goal to help 300 Native American […]
Welcoming New Leadership to the Arizona College Access Network
Education Forward Arizona is excited to announce the additions of Dr. Jennifer Murphy as Senior Director of Attainment and AzCAN, and Teena Olszewski, as Senior Vice President and Chief of Staff, to our team! Jennifer will be focused on growing the Arizona College Access Network (AzCAN) membership and advocacy for access, success, and attainment, as […]
How to celebrate Black History all year
While we recognize Black History in February, Black history exceeds the 28 days (or 29 days in a leap year) dedicated to acknowledging the contributions of Black people. Black history is American history and without it, we will never learn the full story...
Arizona’s Black History: Celebrating Education Leaders and Milestones
In honor of Black History Month, we celebrate the Black leaders and milestones that have had an impact on education in Arizona. Learn more about some of the events, Black educators and leaders that shaped our state. 1926 – Carver High School Opens The Phoenix Union Colored High School, later renamed George Washington Carver High School, was […]
The Top 5 Things You Need to Know about What’s Next for Prop 308
Now that Arizona voters have passed Proposition 308, Dreamers and undocumented students can access in-state tuition at Arizona public universities and community colleges. Prop 308 ensures that any student who attended an Arizona high school for two years (public, private or homeschool) and who graduated (with a diploma or GED) qualifies for in-state tuition at […]
Education Forward Arizona Joins Arizona Horizon on PBS to discuss Ed Voters Arizona Project
Just ahead of the Nov. 8 election, Rich Nickel, President and CEO of Education Forward Arizona, and Odalis Lopez, an ASU student and Education Forward Arizona scholar, had the opportunity to join Ted Simons on Arizona Horizon to discuss EdVotersArizona...
AdviseAZ welcomes its 2022-23 cohort
AdviseAZ, an AmeriCorps program that places trained, near-peer college advisers in high schools and communities, has welcomed a new cohort of 18 members. These current college students or recent college graduates were placed at 14 low-income (Title I) high schools and community sites across Arizona to help high school students with the college-going process...
A Letter to Arizona Candidates
We’re calling on the candidates running for Governor and Superintendent of Public Instruction to prioritize education by offering solutions to the education issues that matter most to us, our students, and our state. We want candidates to discuss and share solutions that address these priorities that will have the greatest impact on Arizona students: Ensuring every Arizona public […]
Where are they now? Checking in with College Knowing & Going’s 2021-22 Student Ambassadors
College Knowing & Going (CKG), which is focused on increasing the number of students who complete steps toward a postsecondary education, had 31 student ambassadors graduate from high school earlier this year. Funded by Helios Education Foundation and operated by Education Forward Arizona, CKG mobilized these influential students to inspire their peers to pursue higher […]