The Friends of the Rafael Hernández School (FOH) is the 501(c)(3) nonprofit branch of the Hernández School. Its Board of Directors consists of parents, school administration, and community partners. During non-Covid times Friends of the Hernández is responsible for the After School program, our expanded “Art, Cultura e Identidad” art program, and building community partnerships with various organizations in and around Boston.
The mission of the Friends of the Hernández (FOH) is to support and advocate for the Rafael Hernández K-8 Dual Language Immersion School and the surrounding community. In collaboration with school staff, families and partners, the organization contributes to the cultural fabric of our neighborhood and increases access to high-quality after school programming as well as the arts and dual-language education.
In response to Covid-19, FOH seeks to support the Rafael Hernández K-8 School at large by addressing our student and family’s most pressing needs for school supplies, food distribution, and access to quality learning environments during the day (otherwise known as remote learning communities). Over the past 9 months, our community has rallied together to serve nearly 600 families every week with our food delivery program, pack over 600 school-supply kits for our remote learners, and raise over $117,000 for our Covid-19 Relief campaign. While we have made great strides, we are seeking another $136,000 to continue our relief efforts and re-establish programming next year. All contributions will go towards continuing Covid-19 relief, expanding our middle school AP Spanish Program, and providing programmatic scholarships to high-needs students. Now, more than ever, it’s important to remember we are all in this together.
We also accept in-kind donations such as board games, school supplies, or your time! You can volunteer to help with our food drive, donation center, or community garden!
If you would like to speak to someone about making a contribution or volunteering, please email RHS Principal, Carolina Brito at email@example.com