Our Investment Philosophy
Helios Education Foundation’s strategic mission is to create opportunities for every individual in Arizona and Florida to succeed in postsecondary education. With more and more future jobs requiring a highly skilled workforce, it is critical that all students pursue and complete some form of postsecondary education, including attaining a certificate, license or degree. Attainment of a postsecondary education will open the door to more opportunities for students and ensure that they can compete successfully for the jobs of the future.
Florida Consortium of Metropolitan Research Universities — University of Central Florida Foundation
The Florida Consortium of Metropolitan Universities is a partnership consisting of Florida's three largest urban research universities - Florida International University, the University of Central Florida and the University of South Florida. Through this consortium, the universities will share best practices, policies and programs to maximize career-readiness, particularly among under-represented and limited-income students, and they will better track students’ degree progress, provide more targeted support through mentors and advisers and identify local partnerships that could lead to internship or practicum opportunities for students.