Helios Scholars at TGen Celebrates 10 Years

Posted on December 7, 2016 • Category: Job Creation



By Mindy Riesenberg

Arizona is the bioscience hub of the Southwest, providing 96,000 jobs and generating $28 billion in annual revenue. Jobs in this field in the state are growing at a rate nearly four times faster than the rest of the nation (http://arizonaexperience.org/innovate/arizona-biosciences-success-story).

The Helios Education Foundation and the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) recently celebrated the 10th anniversary of their joint internship program, Helios Scholars at TGen, which prepares students for college…

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Verde Valley Forum Focuses on Post-Secondary Education

Posted on November 30, 2016 • Category: College Going



By Mindy Riesenberg

The nation’s economy demands that workers possess increasing levels of knowledge, skills and abilities that are best acquired through post-secondary education. To begin addressing post-secondary education issues and needs in the Verde Valley, the Verde Valley Forum for Public Affairs (VVFPA), in partnership with Arizona Town Hall, hosted nearly 100 regional stakeholders at a discussion this past September.

By 2020, 65 percent of all the jobs in the United States are projected to…

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Native Health: Helping the Underserved

Posted on November 24, 2016 • Category: Healthcare



By Andrea Jaramillo

What began as a small health center for urban Native Americans in 1978 has now grown into a Federally Qualified Health Center that offers holistic services for underserved communities from many different ethnic backgrounds.

Native Health focuses on almost every aspect that is related to a person’s wellbeing, with over 30 programs ranging from healthcare to cooking classes, from legal services to HIV and pregnancy testing.

But one of their most recent and successful…

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