Invest In Public Education
We are changing lives in three schools in Redwood City's bayside community. With your help, we will provide over $200,000 in funding per school to Hoover, Garfield, and Taft in the 2023-24 academic school year. Our academic and social-emotional learning programs address education equity within the Redwood City School District.
From families earning ≤ $42k per year
K – 8th Grade Students
English Language Learners
COMMUNITY DESIGNED PROGRAMMING
We intend to understand better and be responsive to the needs of schools, 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.
How does RCEF’s funding cycle work?RCEF establishes the program goal at the beginning of the school year and raises towards that goal throughout that year. Once the funds are raised, RCEF commits funds to the grantees and disburses in the following fiscal year for programs in the 2022-2023 school year.
How did RCEF select these programs?A competitive Request For Application process was used to source grant proposals. Grants have been included in the goal based on advancing critical metrics identified in our Theory of Change.
Why is RCEF not funding other schools in the District?RCEF focuses on serving underserved students. We are beginning our work with the three schools with the highest percentage of low-income students. As RCEF continues to grow its resources, we will consider funding additional schools. This matter is being considered as part of RCEF’s current strategic planning process.
Can I volunteer?While in-person volunteers are not allowed on school sites due to COVID-19 restrictions, RCEF will have volunteer opportunities available. Additionally, RCEF has several board committees that members of the community are welcome to serve. If you are interested in either of these volunteer roles, please contact RCEF.
Summary of CampaignYou can download a summary of our Annual Fund here.
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