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What We Do

Our Approach

RCEF offers financial support, advocates for more resources and evidence-based practices, and engages directly with the community. These combined efforts support under-resourced schools, helping to create vibrant, thriving learning environments. As the learning environment at the school improves with an infusion of needed resources, RCEF anticipates that students will become more engaged on campus and in the classroom, develop critical social-emotional skills, and increase their overall academic performance.

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We support students by investing in targeted programs that improve reading and math scores and strengthen student engagement and social-emotional learning.

We advocate for increases in per-pupil funding for all schools in RCSD by driving coalitions to support policies impacting underserved students and monitoring revenue-generating opportunities.

We engage with the community to better understand the needs of schools and families. We share learning and best practices by creating opportunities for connections between families and schools.

Our Target Population

100% of our programs target the 1,600 students at Hoover, Garfield, and Taft Community Schools.

To best address the inequities in education and reduce disparities in student outcomes, RCEF stewards resources to the most under-resourced schools and have no Parent Teacher Organizations to help fund critical programs.


These three schools have the most significant percentages of low-income students, defined as students who qualify for Free and Reduced-Price Lunch (FRPL) and those identified as English-Language Learners in the Redwood City School District.

Community Schools promote student success by focusing on the broad community context in which education and learning happen. The fundamental belief guiding this approach is that schools, families, and communities can work together for their common good. Community schools draw from several disciplines, such as education and youth development.

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Annual & Financial Reports

Our Annual Reports contain more information about our organization, programs, and your impact. Please download for details.

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