Building Strong SchoolsSince the COVID school closure in March, HEF has provided funding for HCPS teachers, students and their families. This has included food and basic necessities for Henrico’s most vulnerable students, and WiFi hotspots for students and teachers without internet access. This support has expanded to include virtual summer camps for nearly 100 disadvantaged students with packets delivered to students’ homes including all resources needed for virtual lessons. HEF’s Learning & Discovery program offered safe childcare for essential workers during the months of June and July. Licensed by the Commonwealth of Virginia, the program followed all COVID-19 health and safety guidelines established for childcare providers.

Over the summer, when it became apparent that the 2020-21 school year would include some element of virtual learning, we secured funding for teacher training. A grant from The Community Foundation will provide resources to support teachers in virtual learning best practices. With the decision by the HCPS school board to start the year in a fully virtual format, HEF will continue to raise funds to support the needs of teachers, students and families in our community. You can help us prepare for the upcoming school year by donating to the Building Strong Schools Fund. To make your gift, click the button below.

How is Henrico Education Foundation supporting HCPS virtual learning this fall?

  • Partnership with HCPS to provide full-day programs at four schools. Staff members work closely with HCPS to support virtual learning
  • 625 additional WiFi hotspots for students and teachers without internet access
  • iPads to assist exceptional education students
  • E-books to expand the number of books students and teachers can access electronically
  • Staff training to assist with remote learning:
    • Training for principals and instructional coaches in supporting teachers in virtual learning
    • Curriculum writing support for HCPS Virtual Learning Modules
    • Guest Educator Webinars for virtual teaching strategies
    • Distance Learning Playbook K-12 professional resource
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COVID-19 News

How do we reach summer camp students during COVID?

July 15, 2020

It’s easy, we bring the program to them! Through HEF’s Community Learning Center (CLC) initiative, working in partnership with HCPS,…

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Thank you Dominion Club!

June 12, 2020

Thank you so much to The Dominion Club and their generous members for the fabulous $25,500 donation to HEF’s COVID-19 response fund.…

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COVID-19 Update

June 3, 2020

Thank you to all of the generous donors who have given to HEF’s COVID-19 Response Fund. HEF has raised $640,905…

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Facebook Grant Enables HEF to Strengthen COVID-19 Response

May 15, 2020

The Henrico Education Foundation is expanding the impact of its COVID-19 Response Fund supporting vulnerable children and families in Henrico…

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Thank You!

May 7, 2020

  Today we’d like to say thank you to all of the generous donors who have given to HEF either…

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HEF is so very grateful to all of our amazing partners, especially during COVID-19!

May 1, 2020

The staff and volunteers of the HCPS Family and Community Engagement team are on the front lines providing meals and…

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COVID-19 Updates from Henrico County Public Schools: