A Message from Our
CEO/Executive Director


On behalf of the Board of Directors, teachers, and staff at the Southeast Community Foundation (SCF), I welcome you to our website. We hope that you will find it to be a useful resource to learn more about us and explore the many educational programs available close to home.

As we attempt to answer today’s youth educational needs, we also attempt to address tomorrow’s educational needs for future generations. Our relationship with a student does not end when our program sessions or a mentoring engagement is finished. Rather, we continue to build a strong partnership between our youth and their schools, and bring to them our personal commitment and unwavering dedication to the ultimate goal of their success.

Our mission encapsulates these goals:
To deliver assistance programs and tools for children in Southeast communities to raise education levels, and provide job skills which will accelerate the integration of the youth into the working community.

Since its founding, SCF has been faithful to its mission and has built a successful model based on a number of central tenets outlined in our guiding principles.  Our philosophy is premised on the simple notion that if we can succeed in assisting children to be inspired about themselves and their education at a young age, they are more likely to be excited about learning.  We believe that all children have tremendous potential to learn and that students learn best when they are in a caring, supportive community of learners where their academic needs, social-emotional needs, health needs, and family needs are addressed.  We work with our students to master our student learning standards so that they can compete for the college or career of their choice in a 21st Century, globally-competitive environment.

SCF’s most important goal is ensuring high student achievement by providing a first-class and engaging education to our students.  It is also essential that we create and nurture a learning environment where students remain connected to their community and where the school is seen as a community asset.  To achieve this, SCF is faithful to its core elements while consistently implementing innovations that increase student achievement.

As you explore our website, please feel free to contact me or any of our staff with questions, comments, or suggestions. If you are on social media, SCF has a Facebook page, a Twitter handle, an Instagram page, a YouTube channel, and a LinkedIn page where you can get the latest information about what we are doing.

Thank you for entrusting your children to us and for choosing the Southeast Community Foundation.

With all our success in mind,

Eddie D. Tafoya

4555 Everett Avenue
Vernon, CA 90058

(323) 613-1516
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