3 Quick Ways to Thank Arizona Teachers
The teachers in our communities continue to show up with a heart to serve and a willingness to meet each child’s unique needs. They’re doing incredible work to educate Arizona students, from pre-K to high school and beyond. This Teacher Appreciation Week is the perfect time to show Arizona teachers our support! Here are three […]
Use This High School Graduation To-Do List to Keep Supporting Students
By Caroline Doglio, Program Associate, National, College, Attainment Network As the school year comes to a close, seniors will be out of the door and moving onto their next step. Each year, an estimated 10-40% of high school seniors with every intention of enrolling in college do not actually matriculate...
Education Forward Arizona Welcomes Dr. Teresa Leyba Ruiz
We are happy to announce that Dr. Teresa Leyba Ruiz has joined Education Forward Arizona as Senior Vice President and Chief Advocacy and Programs Officer. In this role, she will be responsible for leading our education advocacy efforts and will oversee our scholarship and advising programs that serve Arizona students...
AdviseAZ: Near-peer advisers help high school students pursue education after high school
Filling out college applications or even the FAFSA form for financial aid can be a daunting experience for high school students, especially first-generation students. However, some help and encouragement from a peer can make it easier – and that is exactly what our AdviseAZ AmeriCorps Program provides! Education Forward Arizona offers a few different programs […]
Next Stop, College: A First-Gen Student Shares Tips for Students Entering Their First Semester
Do you know any students entering college this fall? There is a lot to prepare for, from housing to financial aid. Education Forward Arizona Intern Daniel Hernandez shares his tips as a first-generation student to help those starting their first semester of college...
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 […]