The Community Education Foundation was founded in 1991 on the premise of opening Kids & Company, the before and after school program located in the Council Bluffs Schools. Since then the organization has expanded to include the Council Bluffs Alumni & Friends Network, the STARS Scholarship Program sponsored by the Iowa West Foundation, Classroom Grant Program, Teacher and Staff Appreciation, and the Gear Up Student Fund providing support other necessities to ensure student success in school.
Our program of work includes a variety of program targeting different populations across the education spectrum. The Council Bluffs Alumni & Friends Networks works to connect and support graduates of the District, along with staff and community supporters. STARS Scholarship Program sponsored by the Iowa West Foundation, serves low-income parents and custodial grandparents that are returning to school to obtain a Associate's or Bachelor's degree or technical certification. Classroom Grants, Teacher and Staff Appreciation, and Gear Up Students programs serve Pre-K to 12th grade students as well as the staff and educators in the Council Bluffs District.