Leading the Way

In 2007, FCE was recognized by the Lumina Foundation as a model college access program.  In 2012, we received the Tall Tree Award for outstanding non-profit organization. Also in 2012, the Educational Policy Institute (EPI) recognized FCE as one of ten outstanding college access organizations in their publication “A Blueprint for Success: Case Studies of Successful Pre-College Outreach Programs.”

FCE is led by Dr. Anna Waring, who brings decades of leadership and scholarship her role as executive director.

Watch as Dr. Waring addresses the 2011 FCE Community Forum at Stanford University and tells what’s in our “secret sauce” for student success.

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Amazing Partners

We count as our partners the schools, districts, nonprofit agencies, and other programs and organizations that share a similar mission.  Please contact us if you would like to explore a collaboration with FCE. We are fortunate to have the opportunity to work with so many wonderful organizations.

  • Aspire Schools
  • Beyond 12
  • Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula
  • BUILD
  • Center for Excellence in Nonprofits
  • Children’s Empowerment, Inc
  • City of East Palo Alto
  • Code for Fun
  • College Access Foundation of California
  • East Palo Alto Academy High School
  • East Palo Alto YMCA
  • East Palo Alto College Access Network (EPACAN)
  • Gunn High School
  • Haas Center for Public Service, Stanford University
  • National College Access Network
  • One East Palo Alto
  • Palo Alto High School
  • Palo Alto Unified School District
  • Peninsula Bridge
  • Ravenswood School District
  • Sequoia Union High School District
  • School of Education, Stanford University