"Working with CEP is a highly rewarding experience for our children. CEP tutors are bright, enthusiastic, trained volunteers dedicated to enriching the lives of their students. They even provide school supplies. Our partnership with CEP has benefited our children, their families and our community. I strongly recommend CEP to any student in need of academic enhancement."
- Joel Abrevaya, East Oakland
"Tutoring a student with CEP has been a wonderful experience for me. I know I am making a difference in the education of my student and it feels great to volunteer in my community."
- Jessica Rich
The purpose of Community Education Partnerships (CEP) is to provide educational support to homeless children in the Bay Area. The primary function of the community-based organization is to recruit and train volunteers to provide high-quality academic tutoring for homeless children in the pre- kindergarten-12th grade school system.
Our Vision for the Community
We envision a compassionate and respectful community in which everyone has ample and accessible opportunities to learn.
Our mission is to partner with community members to increase the learning opportunities and enhance the academic achievement of homeless youth.
Our Core Values
We believe that:
To advance our vision and achieve our mission, Community Education Partnerships raises awareness about the experiences of homeless youth and offers them:
Who We Serve
Community Education Partnerships serves homeless youth. Our definition of homeless is based on that of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Act. Homeless youth include: