FEI = First Generation Success

This campaign ended on January 03, 2021, but you can still make a gift to Foothill-De Anza Foundation by clicking here!

The Family Engagement Institute brings College to Community and Community to College. FEI leads to promote college-going identities and aspirations to elevate the talent and voice of underserved communities through multigenerational pathways. FEI equals first-generation –first in family– student success.

Since 2010 FEI has served historically marginalized communities to:

  • Enroll 8000+ parents/caregivers in college bridge courses
  • Provide professional development to 1700+ educators
  • Prepare 950+ children to be school-ready
  • Mentor 400+ first generation college bound youth

Help us celebrate our 10th year in 2020 as FEI continues its commitment for another 10 years to re-envision our educational system to best serve all of California’s future generations. Imagine families, educators, funders, and communities as partners to co-design programs and policies that work to ensure a shared vision of equity towards an inclusive, diverse, and thriving society. We need leadership and courage to step up and be responsive, agile and innovative. Justice for All!

For More Information https://foothill.edu/fei/



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