Major funding for the Arizona Mayors Education Roundtable is provided by the Helios Education Foundation. Helios invests resources all along the education continuum to ensure that more students in Arizona and Florida connect potential to opportunity by completing a postsecondary degree. Committed to the principles of Community, Equity, Investment, and Partnership, Helios and its partners improve educational outcomes for first-generation, low-income, and underrepresented students throughout Arizona and Florida. Focused on the limitless opportunities provided by an equitable education system, Helios and its partners seek to change lives, strengthen communities, and close achievement gaps. Since 2004 Helios has invested more than $240 million in partnerships and initiatives focused on improving education outcomes.
Additional funding for the Arizona Mayors Education Roundtable is provided by the Arizona Community Foundation. The Foundation and its affiliates annually award millions of dollars in grants and scholarships to nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and educational institutions for a variety of uses.
WestEd partners with Collaborative Communications to provide Roundtable members with additional staff support. Collaborative is an award-winning and education-focused total communications agency. For over two decades, Collaborative has supported leading organizations to improve education and learning as the primary means of increasing social and economic mobility.
The Center for Promise is the applied research institute of America’s Promise Alliance, housed at the Boston University Wheelock College of Education & Human Development and dedicated to understanding what young people need to thrive and how to create the conditions of success for all young people.