Florida Home & Community Education
The Mission of HCE is to strengthen individuals, families and communities through Education, Leadership and Action.
The goal of Home & Community Education (HCE) is to strengthen individuals, families and communities through Education, Leadership and Action. HCE members have cared about families and communities for more than 80 years. Since 1934, HCE members in Florida have named and understood the issues of the day and worked to help families gain control. They have worked together to start the school lunch program, put ratings on TV programs, get seat belt laws on the books, activate rural bookmobiles, reduce estate taxes, and countless other projects.
Members also enjoy affiliation with the Country Women’s Council (CWC) and the Associated Country Women of the World (ACWW), which is the largest international women’s organization in the world.
HCE members are volunteers and the work performed is valuable to the community. The University of Florida and the Department of Agriculture Extension Service receive reports of the contribution FAHCE members make to use in reports to the state and national government. Volunteers are recognized for their efforts.
HCE members also have many opportunities to continue their education, develop leadership skills and participate in community action -- as well as enjoy the social and cultural aspects of their clubs.