CEF’s mission is rooted in achieving equity in education. 40% of CCPS students are economically disadvantaged— this equates to 25,000 students, nearly the total number of students in the City of Richmond. 23 Chesterfield schools are designated as Title I schools with high numbers of children from low-income families. Disparities in the classroom can root inequities that last generations. But when the community comes together and invests in youth, the possibilities are endless.