Cabrillo Education Foundation

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Cabrillo Education Foundation (CEF) is a non-profit organization that operates independently - but in partnership with - the Cabrillo Unified School District (CUSD) in Half Moon Bay for the benefit of enriching educational excellence for all the students attending our 7 local public schools. We strive to launch and/or fund high leverage programs that have well defined outcomes and can make a big impact on student success.

CEF focuses on:
1) Early Literacy
2) Next Gen Science, Science Collaboration, Computer Science
3) College/Career readiness skills beginning in middle school
4) Social & Emotional Wellness and Innovation 

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 increase our students' reading proficiency by the end of third grade. We have been able to add a 5th Grand Science Specialist to our schools, as well as 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 for 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, CEF has developed two new collaborative initiatives to address the real needs of our students. 

1) A Community Hub that provides a space for wellness, tutoring and digital literacy support.

2) A Career Exploration Initiative that offers in-person career panels and a job fair to all the students at Half Moon Bay High School and Pilarcitos.


We continue to contribute to CEF even though our son is grown. The educational programs they support make our young people, and therefore our whole community, better prepared to take on the challenges ahead of us. - Diane Brosin

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Cabrillo Education Foundation

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700 Mill Street Suite 8
Half Moon Bay, CA 94019



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