Chester Education Foundation | Welcome

The Chester Education Foundation (CEF) is a Local Education Fund (LEF) incorporated in 1989 by a consortium of local and state leaders including Widener University, West Chester University, the PA Department of Education, the Commission on Higher Education, United Way of Southeastern Delaware County, the Pew Charitable Trusts, Sun Company, Scott Paper Company, Boeing and others. CEF's mission is to support educational excellence and promote community revitalization in the Chester Upland School District (CUSD).

Each year, CEF raises over $1,000,000 to provide direct services and capacity building initiatives within the CUSD community. Our generous include state and county agencies, local businesses and more than one-dozen local foundations who believe that Chester's children deserve a good education. Since 1994, Chester Education Foundation has facilitated the 100+ member, Delaware County Communities That Care Network which has received state, national and international recognition for successful implementation of research-based prevention strategies, leveraging and sustaining resources and exceptional leadership of community collaboration.

Recent News | 08.07.14

6ABC Action News


Dozens of Delaware County teens are better prepared for their futures, thanks to a program that let them explore the possibilities in higher education and the work force. Rising sophomore Darius Bond was among the many who took part in the Chester Education Foundation's School to Career summer program. For four weeks, students busied themselves with different projects. Bond's program took him to Widener University where he learned more about what college would be like. "They always try to keep you a step ahead so you'll never fall behind and you'll never be that C, D student from last year. That won't happen," Bond said.

Read full story

Upcomming Events

CTC Network Meeting

When: 2nd Thursday of each month
Time: 9am - 11:30am
Where: 1st Floor SE Conference Room at Community Hospital
Contact: Stephanie Scappa-Hall, 610-364-1212
More Details: CTC Network Page

Donate with PayPal

Useful Links