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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Florida Teacher of the Year, King High School’s “Dr. Dre,” Featured in USF Magazine

2020 Florida Teacher of the Year and King High School music teacher, Dr. Dakeyan “Dre” Graham, has been featured in the Winter 2019 issue of USF Magazine. Graham, who has served as director of instrumental studies at King for the past 10 years, was named the state’s Teacher of the Year last summer, the second…

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National foundation names Tampa Bay as “Talent Hub”

Grant awarded to increase college degree and credential completion Lumina Foundation has recognized Tampa Bay as one of the first “Talent Hubs” in Florida for its efforts to attract, retain and cultivate talent. The designation includes a $125,000 grant to the LEAP Tampa Bay College Access Network, which is awarded in partnership with The Kresge…

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Pinellas County Schools Boasts Top Graduation Rate Among Florida’s Largest School Districts

Pinellas County Schools is once again celebrating a record-high graduation rate for the 2018-2019 school year.  According to the official report just released by the Florida Department of Education, the Pinellas County Schools high school graduation rate rose to 88.44%, up 2.44 percentage points from last year’s record high, and more than 16.5 percentage points…

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Lightning Community Hero

LEAP Volunteer Named Lightning Community Hero

Anne Eason, Ph.D., a longtime LEAP Tampa Bay volunteer, was honored at last night’s Tampa Bay Lightning game as a Lightning Community Hero. The distinction comes with a $50,000 grant from the Lightning Foundation and the Lightning Community Heroes program, which Anne will donate to LEAP Tampa Bay through the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay.…

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