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

We are so grateful

May 4, 2020

Tomorrow, May 5th is #GivingTuesdayNow! Today we are sharing how grateful we are at HEF. We’re thankful for our generous…

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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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Check out this encouraging update on the Robins Foundation’s Family Crisis Fund

April 30, 2020

We are proud to partner with the Robins Foundation to ensure individual checks are making it into the hands of…

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Giving Tuesday Now – May 5th

April 29, 2020

Join us next Tuesday, May 5th, for #GivingTuesdayNow and watch our video to learn more!

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How we’re responding to COVID-19

April 21, 2020

We’ve been busy the last month! On behalf of the thousands of students, teachers and families served by Henrico Education…

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Thank you Wawa Foundation for supporting our COVID-19 relief efforts

April 8, 2020

HEF received a $1,000 grant from the Wawa Foundation to support “grab and go” packaged meals for HCPS students in Henrico County.

Thank you Wawa for this generous donation!

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COVID-19 Updates from Henrico County Public Schools: