Our mission is to build a relationship between our local public schools and the community, raising money to supplement the educational resources of local schools.


Education for the Children (EFC) was founded in 1998 by a dedicated group of parents and community leaders as a philanthropic organization of volunteers who raise money to help bridge the gap between school funding and the actual cost of educating a child.  Within the Capistrano Unified School District, the Tesoro Family of Schools includes Arroyo Vista K-8 School, Las Flores Elementary School, Las Flores Middle School, Tesoro High School, Tijeras Creek Elementary School and Wagon Wheel Elementary School.  Local businesses and family donations are instrumental in all of our fundraising efforts, and to date, EFC has raised over $1.8 million to support our school community.