The MetroED Foundation

Since 1993 the MetroED foundation has supported the Metropolitan Education District (MetroED), in its mission to prepare high school and adult students for high wage, in-demand occupations essential to our community and economy. In addition to important skill building, students internalize the soft skills employers demand, life skills needed to be productive, self-sufficient citizens, and are guided through career planning to help them achieve long-term career success.

Our Mission
To advocate for and bring awareness to the Metropolitan Education District’s (MetroED) Career Technical Education college and vocational career programs. We unite financial and community resources to help students achieve success in skilled occupations highly demanded in the competitive, automating, global workforce.  

Our Vision
To support and grow MetroED’s career technical education career pathways as the models to meet the challenges of the global workforce, close the digital divide, promote educational equity, and offer life-changing career opportunities to high school and adult learners.

Our Work

We support MetroED through fundraising, public relations, brand awareness, community and alumni outreach and much more. To do this important work, we need to grow our Foundation Board. We are currently looking for interested alumni and community citizens to serve on our Fund Development, PR/Brand Awareness, Advocate/Outreach and Scholarship committees, and be a member of the Board.

Established and ready for business

The MetroED Foundation is a federally registered 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation and registered with the State of California. We’ve earned a Gold Star rating on GuideStar and are listed on Benevity Causes. We’re proud permanent members of the GlobalGiving worldwide crowdfunding community.


How you can help

1. Check out the video produced by the SVCTE Animation Program to learn more about the importance of MetroED and why we need your ongoing support.


2. Support while you shop, at no cost to you, through Amazon Smile. Select the MetroEd Foundation as your charity of choice and support us every time you shop. Learn more.

3. There are other ways you can help the MetroED Foundation continue to support the students and faculty of MetroED.

  • Advice and guidance from industry professionals on their Employer Advisory Boards.
  • Equipment, tools, materials, and in-kind donations.
  • Mentorship opportunities for students.
  • Internship opportunities for students to gain practical and hands-on-the-job experience.
  • Contact your representatives to California’s Assembly and Senate. Tell them to make future taxpayers by not only directly funding existing CTE centers like MetroED, but to use MetroED as the model to build new CTE programs throughout the State.
  • Donate to the MetroED Foundation

Learn more about MetroED
Want to learn more about the students and programs we’re supporting?

  • Visit MetroEd.net to learn more about Northern California’s most complete Career Technical Education campus.
  • For current events and student success stories check out the MetroED News page.

You’ll be inspired when you see our students in action. This video was produced by the Silicon Valley Technical Education’s film/video production class.


Also, check out MetroED’s social media channels:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MetroED
MetroED’s LinkedIn page: https://www.linkedin.com/company/metroed
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/metropolitaneducationdistrict/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/metroed



Let’s connect!


If you’re an alum of any of the MetroED programs, join our alumni/supporter association to get re-connected with friends and colleagues and stay up-to-date with the latest news and events.

Click here for the Alumni Page

Reach us by email/mail

The MetroED Foundation
Attention: Jim Stoch, President (408-761-7084)
760 Hillsdale Avenue
Building 400
The Superintendent’s Office
San Jose, CA 95136

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is committed to growing our abilities and influence in the community to help MetroED meet the challenges facing public education.

Jim Stoch, President

Larry Parara

Charlotte Canton, Director Emeritus

Angelica Arellano, Vice President

Kira Fields

Pete Canton, Director Emeritus

Denelle Fedor, Treasurer

Ami Nomura

David Schmidt, Director Emeritus

Marc Baker, Secretary




Have questions or want to get involved? Contact Board President, Jim Stoch at jstoch@metroed.net.