Advancing student success
in West Contra Costa public schools
2021 Gratitude Grants: Over $490,000 direct to teachers, schools
Our Focus Areas
Effective, equity-focused leadership
Research shows that with effective site-level and systems leadership, schools and districts can sustainably improve student academic success.
High-quality curriculum and instruction
Every young person deserves the opportunity to engage in classrooms that are academically vibrant, rigorous, and culturally inclusive.
Restorative student interventions
Restorative interventions support students to strengthen classroom connections, engage constructively, and continue their personal growth.
Student-centered public education ecosystem
We believe a thriving public education ecosystem must center student academic needs and wellbeing to ensure continued improvement.
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Who We Are
Led by a former public school superintendent, our foundation team includes experienced educators with a diverse range of professional K-12 experiences that inform our approach to local public school grant making and program support.
Who We're For
Our foundation’s support focuses on three key groups in the local education ecosystem.
Through our Instructional Leadership Community of Practice and our annual Gratitude Grants, public school educators access resources, peer learning networks, curriculum materials and more.
We support the annual West Contra Costa Education Fair, EnrollWCC, and parent organizing and advocacy through grants to variety of local nonprofit organizations.
Our grants and support for community-based nonprofit organizations extend our impact and sustain a network of providers dedicated to the success of local youth.
CEF engages and supports organizations to ensure that parents, students & families, educators and community members can access information and resources that promote student success.