University of California, Riverside

Federation for A Competitive Economy


The mission of FACE is to serve as a regional education collaborative in Inland Southern California for connecting the resources of higher education institutions, K-12 education, civic and community-based organizations to establish an effective P-20 continuum for students in the area to succeed academically, thus preparing them for the world of work, higher education and engaged citizenship.

Our purpose is to bring together the disconnected segments of the formal and informal education pipeline to institute systemic reform utilizing innovative and proven practice, in order to open access and provide multiple comprehensive pathways for young people to be successful from birth to careers.

Working closely with our partners, FACE serves as a catalyst for improving the number of students who graduate from high school prepared to enroll, succeed and graduate from post-secondary institutions ready for a meaningful career.

FACE strategic priorities:

  • Promote the value and importance of a seamless learning system that offers accessible,
    quality education for all students.
  • Facilitate communication within the region as a means for sharing best practices and the
    development of working-partnerships.
  • Introduce new initiatives that address unmet needs and challenges.
  • Serve as an advocate for excellence in education and foster collaboration to advance
    student achievement across the entire education network.
  • Encourage a strong pipeline of qualified workers-- especially in Science, Technology,
    Engineering and Mathematics fields.



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General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

Department Information

Federation for A Competitive Economy
College Building South

Tel: (951) 827-5425
Fax: (951) 827-5465