The mission of the Henrico Education Foundation (HEF) is to prepare students for college, career and community by connecting philanthropy with strategic initiatives that strengthen public education in Henrico County.
Henrico faces significant challenges,
with 22 schools not fully accredited. The number of financially disadvantaged
students continues to grow with 21,500 students coming from financially
Challenged schools across Henrico lack the support needed for extended learning opportunities, reading initiatives, STEM and classroom technology, thereby expanding the opportunity gap impacting student academic success. This opportunity gap is of great concern and exists across grade levels between white students, exceptional education and black students
HEF’s work is more important than ever as schools look for instructional strategies to foster learning. HEF has focused its efforts on solutions to address equitable access to educational programs to help every student graduate college or career ready. With your support, HEF can provide: 1) Leadership development programs; 2) Urban literacy training; 3) STEM programs and hands on learning; 4) Community Learning Centers; 5) Assistance to financially disadvantaged students ensuring every child has equal access to educational programs.
Created in 1992, the Henrico Education Foundation, Inc. (HEF) is an independent, nonprofit community-based organization providing the Henrico County Public School (HCPS) with additional educational programs, financial resources and support to increase student achievement and create innovation in the classroom.
Over the past two decades, HEF has played a vital role in meeting the educational needs of our community’s children. As a foundation, we do more than just provide additional funding for public schools, we are innovators working in partnership with parents, teachers and administrators, continually identifying and developing initiatives that improve school performance and student achievement. Our program and funding priorities focus on implementing research-based initiatives that enhance learning in the classroom, create best practices and complement HCPS improvement plans. We support all schools in Henrico County, working to provide every student the support and resources they need for success.
HEF strives to ensure every student in our county succeeds in learning and life. To accomplish this task, HEF seeks input from the superintendent, school board, principals and teachers in order to continually develop initiatives to strengthen public schools. Our funding priorities support projects and programs that:
1) Enhance student learning
3) Complement school improvement plans
4) Support research-based initiatives
5) Have support from each school, the school system and community
HEF's vision is to develop partnerships with community stakeholders and HCPS to enhance school performance and student achievement. This vision will be achieved through implementation of HEF's four strategic priorities. Through this process HEF will become known as a trusted advocate for Henrico students and teachers and a leader in developing innovative initiatives that strengthen public education.
HEF's four priorities:
Henrico County Public Schools is a vibrant, diverse school division encompassing 67 schools and over 3,700 teachers. Our majority-minority system of 51,000 students is experiencing a changing demographic with increasing numbers of ESL and economically disadvantaged students. Out of 46 elementary schools, 21 are identified as Title I schools, meaning that more than 21,500 of the students come from economically challenged households. Across the school system 42% of students are considered economically deprived and eligibility for free or reduced lunch.
Indirect Public Support HelpIndirect public support represents revenue received through solicitation campaigns. This includes funding United Way and other federated fundraising organizations, but does not include donor designated contributions.
Earned Revenue HelpEarned revenue represents income generated in direct exchange for a product or service.Earned income includes income from government contracts.
Copyright © 2014 The Community Foundation Serving Richmond & Central Virginia7501 Boulders View Drive, Richmond, VA 23225804-330-7400 | www.tcfrichmond.org