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Who We Are

The Tempe Union High Schools Education Foundation (TUHSEF), in Tempe, Arizona is a volunteer-based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization established in 1993. We proudly provide assistance for outstanding and innovative projects, as well as many distinctive programs that help enhance the educational experience for students in the Tempe Union High School District (TUHSD).

The mission of the Tempe Union High Schools Education Foundation (TUHSEF) is to generate resources and build community partnerships to support Tempe Union High School District (TUHSD) students and programs, reflecting the District’s diversity and unity of spirit.

Our vision is an enhanced educational experience that broadens student achievement, prepares and promotes workplace success, establishes links to the greater community and reflects “Excellence in Teaching and Learning”.

The Foundation supports innovative teacher projects that boost student achievement at all grade levels and in all subject areas; mentor and tutor programs that help students develop positive attitudes about school, life and themselves; at-risk student summer school programs, after school programs and various special education programs.

Geographic Area Served:

TUHSEF supports 162 square miles that includes the City of Tempe, parts of Phoenix, west Chandler, the Gila River Indian Community and the Town of Guadalupe including the Pascua Yaqui Tribe.

How large is your population served:

14012 students in grades 9-12, 1362 staff members

Tempe Union High School District (TUHSD) consists of six comprehensive high schools and one non-traditional high school all with ethnically and economically diverse student populations. Five of the seven schools are Title I schools with more than 40 percent (or more) of the student population coming from at-risk low income families. The Foundation board members are dedicated individuals that have a passion for finding ways to support the programs and projects that are being cut by the State budget or may not qualify for State funding. In today’s world, many of the students need extra support such as tutoring to keep them engaged and on task to ultimately graduate.

If you are interested in applying to serve on the Board of Director’s for the Tempe Union High Schools Education Foundation. Please download the application here and email it to