Helios Education Foundation and Take Stock in Children Join Forces to Help Students During Pandemic

LEAP Tampa Bay partner, Helios Education Foundation, announced today that it will partner with Take Stock in Children to support postsecondary students affected by COVID-19. Named the Florida COVID-19 Student Support Initiative, it will encourage students’ retention, persistence, and success in completing their postsecondary degree, despite the uncertain climate surrounding the global pandemic. These students,…

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Helios Education Foundation Makes $1.3 Million Gift for Pinellas College and Career Centers

The Helios Education Foundation announced today that it is investing $1.3 million dollars for the establishment of college and career centers throughout Pinellas County, in partnership with the Pinellas Education Foundation, Pinellas County Schools, LEAP Tampa Bay College Access Network, and the Richard O. Jacobson Foundation. “Helios’ funding support is an investment in each student’s…

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New report highlights college access networks in Florida

The Helios Education Foundation has released a new brief detailing the work local college access networks – including LEAP Tampa Bay – are doing in Florida. In the new report, Collective Impact That Advances Postsecondary Degree Attainment in Florida, Helios’ researchers “describe the efforts of cross-sector coalitions called ‘local college access networks’ (LCANs) to increase…

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New Report: Promoting Degree Attainment Among Former Foster Youth

Navigating the road to college can be challenging for any student. But young people in the foster care system experience unique circumstances that can make completing an education after high school even more difficult. While progress has been made at the federal and state level in helping with the transition from foster care to independence,…

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Fuse scholarship fund hits $3 million mark

A major milestone has been reached in helping local students attain a bachelor’s degree. Almost a year ahead of schedule, the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay and LEAP Tampa Bay’s partners have successfully met a challenge from the Helios Education Foundation to raise $500,000 for the Fuse Scholarship Fund. With the challenge met, Helios is…

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