The Alliance for Education exists to promote excellence in Seattle Public Schools. We partner with the district in key strategic initiatives that aim to eliminate opportunity gaps between student groups in an effort to ensure that every child is prepare for college, career, and life.
In addition to our strategic work, we offer awards and scholarships to principals, teachers, administrators, and students at SPS.
We also provide direct fiscal services and support to schools and school-related groups including booster clubs and alumni, parent, and community groups.
No. The Alliance for Education is independent of the school district. We act as a partner with the district on initiatives, such as the Seattle Teacher Residency. While we exist to support and improve public education in Seattle, we are separate from the district itself.
The Alliance for Education is a “Local Education Fund,” or LEF. There are approximately 80 LEFs across the country. Models vary, but we are united in our purpose to support and improve public education in the U.S.
Our Board of Directors is comprised of a wonderful, engaged group of local business and community leaders. To learn more about our Board of Directors, see our Board page.
The Alliance for Education works with the district and other community leaders to determine what type and level of investment best addresses student needs at a given time.
We also work with funders and the district to secure grants that either support district-led programs or those directly managed at the Alliance. To learn more about specific programs, please visit Our Programs.
Yes, several. The Alliance for Education administers awards to principals, teachers, and students exhibiting excellence in the classroom.
Visit our Awards & Scholarships page to learn more.
Yes and no. While we do interact with students constantly, we primarily focus on systemic change in the district. We also partner with many amazing grassroots and direct service organizations who inform our direction and our work.
Yes and no. Our investments are focused on system-wide changes that create the conditions for success for every child in every school.
However, we do provide fiscal sponsorship services to approximately 120 school-based groups including booster clubs and alumni, parent, and community groups.
You can learn more about our School Fiscal Services here.
If your organization is affiliated with Seattle Public Schools, it’s possible. Please see our School Fiscal Services page to learn more about what kind of groups qualify for fiscal sponsorship.