College & Career Readiness

Hillsborough Education Foundation works to ensure that all students have equitable opportunities to benefit from high-quality public education—to graduate prepared for postsecondary, career and life success.
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Preparing tomorrow’s workforce begins today.

We are empowering every student to achieve both academic and personal success. Preparing students to enter postsecondary and career pathways is critical for a strong workforce. By providing the tools and resources necessary for academic advancement and life experience, we are fostering the development of skills that will maximize student success and build a talent pipeline for a sustainable, thriving workforce of tomorrow in Tampa Bay.

Your Support

MAKES A DIFFERENCE

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Education and knowledge create the foundation for endless possibilities.

During the 2018-19 school year, we awarded more than $1 million in scholarships to graduating seniors and students in our mentoring program to give students the extra support they need.

Preparing students for life after graduation

To provide students with the skills and tools they need upon graduation, we also offer life skills workshops, resume writing, college tours, career exploration and SAT/ACT preparation.

WORKFORCE CONNECTIONS

Go2Work Tampa Bay

Through our Go2Work Tampa Bay initiative, we provide workshops for high school and technical college students to learn career and life skills. Younger students explore career pathways such as apprenticeships, internships and vocational training programs for high-need local employment opportunities such as healthcare, information technology and manufacturing.

Go2Work Tampa Bay, made possible by a grant from the Citi Foundation Youth Workforce Fund, is a strategic workforce development partnership between Hillsborough Education Foundation, Hillsborough County Public Schools technical colleges (Aparicio-Levy, Brewster, Erwin, and Leary) and community businesses.

For more information, check out the Go2Work Tampa Bay website.

Ready to take action?

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Fund a Scholarship

The cost of a college education is out of reach for many students and their families. Your contribution has the power to change the future of our community.

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Scholarships for Students

Scholarships provide students with an opportunity to advance their education and bolster a thriving workforce. HEF awards scholarships to qualifying seniors and students who participate in our mentoring program.