provide first-gen students resources
to attain bachelor's degree
will close educational gaps
families support their child's education
make higher education attainable
Jim Phillip’s Memorial Fund
Jim Phillips, a stalwart friend and supporter of FCE for many years, passed away recently.
Jim is a symbol of the best in civic engagement through his leadership at FCE and at many other groups in our community.
We ask that you join us in establishing the Jim Phillips Memorial Fund at FCE to recognize his profound influence and to highlight the importance of family and community engagement in FCE’s core values.
Meet Our Team
We provide a nurturing community where students and families know that they are welcome and that our staff and volunteers believe in their success. Most of our staff are the first in their families to attend college. We have walked the path, stumbled along the way, and persisted. Our students believe they can succeed because they know that the FCE staff has made a similar journey. More than 30 volunteers work with FCE students as tutors, mentors, and college advisors.
Students join FCE as early as middle school and stay with us through their college graduation. FCE offers a comprehensive program to students of color, most of whom will be the first in their families to attend and graduate from a four-year college or university. We work with small cohorts of approximately 20 students per grade, which allows us to personalize our services to the meet the needs of the individual.
How We Serve
FCE works with both students and their families. Our students join a community of learners who possess the information and confidence to enroll in and succeed in college. Our families play a pivotal role in their children’s educational journeys. By participating in our parent education program, they learn to advocate for their children, take advantage of school resources, and navigate the college admissions and completion process.
COVID-19 Vaccination Resource
RAVENSWOOD FAMILY HEALTH CENTER
This is a service of San Mateo County Health
1885 Bay Road, East Palo Alto, CA 94303
Every Thursday between 5pm to 7pm & Every Saturday between 9am to 12pm
Ages 5+ Pfizer, Moderna, and J&J Vaccine available for 1st, 2nd (except J&J), and booster shots.
Drop in – no appointment necessary and no ID required.