Community We Serve
School districts in Silicon Valley receive very different levels of funding. Some neighboring communities have more than 2x the resources for public education as the Redwood City School District. These inequities make it more challenging for our district to create the very best conditions for learning. Students in schools that are located in Redwood City's affluent communities can alleviate the challenges. Children from low-income families often don’t have access to the same opportunities.
OUR TARGET POPULATION
100% of our programs target the 1,600 students at Hoover, Garfield, and Taft. RCEF is the primary vehicle for raising money for these three schools that serve a predominantly low-income population and do not have PTO organizations supporting them and most needs cannot be met with private personal resources.
*Low-income is defined as students who are eligible to receive free and reduced-price meals
We intend to understand better and be responsive to the needs of schools and families and the larger community. Each year, RCEF-funded programs are influenced by the input and suggestions of the immediate community we serve. Our grants allocate money to RCSD’s community school leaders for learning support services, enrichment events, and other underfunded opportunities.
Programmatic Focus _____________________________________________________________________
COMMUNITY DESIGNED PROGRAMMING
OUTCOMES: RCEF has focused our funding to create the following outcomes
Bolstering social-emotional learning and mental health outcomes
Increased student engagement and