Put the Dream of Higher Ed Within Reach for All Students

Posted on January 23, 2016 • Category: College Going

What do you want in life for your child?

A good job, no doubt. A meaningful career. Self-reliance. Opportunity. A university education is one of the surest paths toward the American Dream.

Consider this: By 2018, an estimated two-thirds of Arizona jobs will require at least some post-secondary education. Over the course of a lifetime, someone with a bachelor’s will earn roughly $1 million more than with a high-school diploma alone. Adults with a college education…

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AZ College Grads an Economic Boost

Posted on January 21, 2016 • Category: Attainment

A study says that each Arizona college graduate contributes $660,000 to the economy over his or her lifetime through increased earnings, paying more in taxes and depending less on social services.

5 key findings of the study

  1. College graduates can expect to earn more over a lifetime than those with just a high school diploma. On average, high school graduates earn $530,340 in lifetime earnings in Arizona compared with $1.1 million for those with at least a bachelor’s…
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First Things First Regional Partnership Councils

Posted on January 20, 2016 • Category: Preschool Enrollment

90% of a child’s brain develops before they enter kindergarten, and a child’s early experiences lay the foundation for success in school and in life. That’s why First Things First partners with parents and communities across Arizona to give kids the tools they need to arrive at school healthy and ready to succeed.

You can make a difference in the lives of young children in your community by volunteering to serve on a First Things…

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