Our Organization - Serving East San Jose through Education
The Foundation for Hispanic Education (TFHE) was established in 1981 as a product of the late Dr. B. Roberto Cruz’s vision of providing quality education and support for all underserved learners, with a focus on Latino students.
With 106 committed staff members, TFHE now serves over 1,050 students from the community neighborhoods of Mayfair, Mt. Pleasant, Sylvandale, Santee, and Alum Rock in East San Jose. TFHE operates three charter high schools: Latino College Preparatory Academy (LCPA), Luis Valdez Leadership Academy (LVLA), and Roberto Cruz Leadership Academy (RCLA).
A History of Service and Growth
Since our founding in 1981, The Foundation for Hispanic Education (TFHE) grew from a two-room building in Oakland, California, to an 11-acre campus in East San Jose. Chosen for its proximity, to the third largest Hispanic population in California, the San Jose campus features a three-story, 67,000 square foot learning facility with 31 classrooms and the Abby Sobrato Center for College Success, a two-story, 21,000 square foot building with 14 classrooms and a Student Den, and a 1.3 acre athletic field.
Committed to its mission to identify, understand, and address the Latino education achievement gap through innovation and collaboration, TFHE continually funds and provides resources to regional initiatives undertaking educational issues facing underrepresented communities in innovative ways. Over 1,000 TFHE students have gone on to attend two- and four-year academic institutions and become change agents in their local community.