FEI students at Foothill College

The Family Engagement Institute Makes A Difference

The Family Engagement Institute (FEI) was founded in 2010 with the goal of giving parents and caregivers the access, tools, and voice to support their children's education, while simultaneously supporting their own educational growth and development. That same year FEI began its partnership with Foothill College, whose leaders embraced FEI's Multi-Generational - Pathways to College For Two Generations model.

VIDA student Mia Hernandez and former VIDA student Albert Lutz-Paap

Longtime legislator John Vasconcellos memorialized at De Anza College

The mission statement of the Institute for Community and Civic Engagement (ICCE) is "to empower students to be agents of change in their communities and beyond." The actions that take those words into reality are some of the most exciting student stories to hear.

Kathleen Santora with De Anza College Dean of EOP&S and Student Development, Michele LeBlue-Burns

Foothill-De Anza Foundation board president leaves a legacy of dynamic leadership

Kathleen Santora joined the Foothill-De Anza Foundation Board of Directors in 2011 and became its president in 2013. As she steps down from her role of president this July, she leaves behind a legacy of dynamic leadership as well as a personal story that demonstrates how being an engaged community member can change lives.