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Address: PO Box 354
Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
Phone Number: 650-286-7811
Cabrillo Education Foundation (CEF) is a non-profit organization that operates independently - but in partnership with - the Cabrillo Unified School District in Half Moon Bay for the benefit of enriching educational excellence for the students attending our local public schools. CEF serves as an incubator to develop new, creative and powerful initiatives to improve students' education in our community. We strive to launch and/or fund high leverage programs that have well defined outcomes and can make "Big Impacts" for student success.

CEF focuses on 4 key critical impact points:
1) Pre-K readiness for school;
2) Reading at grade-level proficiency by the end of third grade;
3) College/Career readiness skills beginning in middle school; and
4) Financial support in college.

CEF works collaboratively with CUSD to identify clear goals, strategies, and resources required for each initiative to achieve results.

Grants in these areas have allowed us to launch Teacher Professional Development and Informational Libraries to drastically increase our students' reading proficiency by the end of third grade. We have been able to add science specialists to our schools as well to expand an outcome-based college and career readiness program from 6th through 12th grade.

CEF leverages the power of its annual endowment distribution to develop new programs such as our Innovation Grants to both CUSD Faculty and students. These grants seek to identify and support teacher and student innovative programs that can be game changers when taken to scale.

In addition, Cabrillo Education Foundation brought together the Cabrillo and La Honda-Pescadero school districts to develop a Promise Initiative, Coastside Futures, that provides a systematic way to support students to complete their post-secondary education. The initiative is based on the belief that with the right support, 70% of district high school students can complete post-secondary education or training and be qualified for the knowledge-based jobs of the future. These school districts have already begun to implement a number of programs to build to post-secondary readiness including The Big Lift to meet kindergarten readiness and third grade reading milestones, the AVID program to build study and life skills and provide mentoring, and early college, to help students earn college credits while still in high school.