Why We Serve

We stay actively engaged and involved in our community to impart our next generation of leaders and change agents with a lasting, positive interaction with our community at large. We know that through our commitment to community service we enable our high school students to create fruitful connections, acquire college and career  skills, build on their life knowledge, and access deeper hands-on experiences. 


Through active engagement in our East San Jose community, our 1000+ public high school students gain deeper opportunities to flex important skills like leadership, communication, time management, decision making, and teamwork. We are always eager to create space for our students to discover their abilities including collaborative thinking, their sense of self and others, and dependability.  

The Foundation for Hispanic Education volunteers volunteering

Our Community Matters! 

TFHE offers ongoing  food distribution and community service is highly encouraged for all students (with a minimum of 100 community service hours at an approved agency).  TFHE’s food distribution has served 35,000 people in less than one year and our on-campus food pantry distribution impacts over 500 families weekly.  

In addition to our own efforts, TFHE has recently partnered with The Healthy East Side Initiative, a community collaboration that addresses food scarcity in East San Jose by increasing healthy food access for its students, families and the community. Since January 2020, over 40,000 individuals have been served through food distribution with Healthy Eastside’s collaborating partners. 

The Foundation for Hispanic Education volunteer materials

Our vaccine drive efforts are still underway. We are forever grateful to the Santa Clara County Department of Public Health for their efforts in providing our community vaccination access through free walk-in Mobile Vaccination Clinics.

TFHE is a Community 

Committed to our mission to identify, understand, and address the Latino education achievement gap through innovation and collaboration, TFHE continually funds and provides resources to support regional initiatives that are innovating and tackling some of the most pressing educational issues facing underrepresented communities. Over 1,000 TFHE students have gone on to attend two-and four-year academic institutions and become change agents in our local communities. 

About TFHE

The Foundation for Hispanic Education envisions a world in which all English Language Learning high school students have the opportunity to learn in an environment that addresses their educational needs, supports cultural awareness, emphasizes their abilities, and provides a path to success. We are committed to identifying, understanding, and addressing the educational opportunity gap through innovation and collaboration.  Enroll tuition-free at our three charter high schools today!