The Hillsborough Education Foundation invests community resources to help students achieve academic success.
The role of the Hillsborough Education Foundation is to garner private support and public engagement for Hillsborough County Public Schools. As a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, the Foundation provides Hillsborough County Public Schools with funding that is typically more flexible than restricted tax dollars. The funding and extra resources for the students, teachers, and schools helps to cover the gap that exists between what school budgets can cover, and what is needed to ensure the academic success of our students.
Since its establishment in 1988, the Foundation has invested more than $75 million for the enhancement of public education in Hillsborough County. Annually the Foundation obtains over $5 million in support from the community, with 92 cents of every dollar going directly to programs.
I volunteered with the Hillsborough Education Foundation grading high school scholarship essays. The person in charge is very accessible via email, the requirements of how many to grade and the criteria to measure the essays against are very realistic and you can work at your own pace from anywhere with Internet access. I'd volunteer here again.
by Amanda A. from West Carrollton, OH
They are really easy to work with and gets in touch with you quickly. The woman in charge gave very specific and easy to understand instructions. It also seemed like she was available to help if you needed it.
by Nadia M. from Tampa, FL
I currently volunteer regularly every Monday and Thursday at the Hillsborough Education Foundation's (HEF) Teaching Tools Store. The store's goal is to provide free resources to teachers so that they in turn can supply their disadvantaged students with the materials they need for school. The experience I've had working along other volunteers with assisting teachers in finding and obtaining the resources they need to provide the best quality education for their students has been amazing. They are always in need of volunteers and greatly appreciate anyone willing to help. The first day I volunteered they had free food and drinks that were specifically for volunteers as a thanks for what we do! The staff has been very kind as well as other fellow volunteers, and the teachers I help while I'm there are so kind and humble. If you're interested in helping out our educators in a day and age when education is at its peak of importance, I say you should sign up for HEF's available programs!