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The Redwood City Education Foundation (RCEF) is a community-based organization that provides financial support, targeted advocacy, and meaningful community engagement to address systemic inequities and help all students thrive. Our mission is to increase the academic performance of underserved K-8 public school students by addressing social-emotional resilience, mental health, and academic readiness.

A Focus on Equity

We focus on creating education equity in Redwood City by funding social-emotional resilience, mental health, academic readiness, and science enrichment programs in the three schools with the highest levels of English learners and low-income families in the Redwood City School District. These schools need PTO to help fund critical programs that other schools in our district can depend on. Students and their families also have more difficulty accessing and affording support systems to supplement their learning. By focusing on equity and access to quality education for our most disadvantaged students, we strengthen our School District and make Redwood City a place where every student can thrive.


You help close the gap between our district's resources and the actual cost of educating our students.

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Students served across three schools annually

+ $500K

Invested into Redwood City community school students per year


Hours of counseling and social-emotional lessons

↑ 3 grade levels

Increase in students' math and reading grade level skills from academic support

Academic Support
Mental Health & Social-Emotional Learning
Enrichment Opportunities
Essential Needs

Community Engagement

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Your Support Matters

About RCEF

“A BIG THANK YOU to you and RCEF! The amount of work you have invested in our community and the neighboring communities is so appreciated. I don’t always see follow through with our community partners but you have shown us such a commitment to support us. I love the fact that you are an action-oriented organization! I’m really looking forward to our work this year.”

- Lupe Torres-Khalil, Principal

  Garfield Community School

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