The Alliance for Education is an independent, local education fund that has worked in partnership with Seattle Public Schools since 1995 to address crucial challenges facing students, families and educators.

How does the Alliance make a difference?

We develop, invest and partner in programs that increase equity for Seattle students.

Our vision is a deeply invested community that collectively ensures all students in Seattle Public Schools experience a sense of belonging, receive an excellent and equitable education and reach their fullest potential.

We develop innovative programs rooted in equity.

$4.9+ million

distributed to students and families with immediate, basic needs with the Right Now Needs Fund through December 2023.

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We invest to create an equitable and excellent education system, especially for students furthest from educational justice.

$3.7+ million

raised in support of creation of the Seattle Public Schools' Office of African American Male Achievement.

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We partner with Seattle Public Schools and the greater Seattle community to support student learning.

$190+ million

raised and invested in Seattle Public School since 1995. (updated August 2023)

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Seattle Teacher Residency

The Seattle Teacher Residency recruits, trains and retains highly qualified and diverse educators to teach in classrooms where they can work with students most impacted by inequity. The STR program has trained 250+ teachers who began their careers in Seattle Public Schools classrooms.

Right Now Needs Fund

The Right Now Needs Fund is a one-of-a- kind program that works at the individual school level to address the immediate basic needs of students and families across all Seattle Public Schools. The fund ensures students fully participate in classroom activities by covering the costs of warm clothing, meals and shelter that are not included in individual school budgets, but necessary to help students thrive.

Office of AAMA at SPS

The Alliance works in partnership with Seattle Public Schools and Seattle’s philanthropic community to identify strategies and innovations that advance racial equity. Beginning in June 2019, the Alliance led the creation of a $3.7 million fund to support the founding of Seattle Public Schools’ Office of African American Male Achievement.

At the heart of our work is a commitment to create a public school system that is equitable for all students.

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The Seattle Teacher Residency recruits, trains and retains highly qualified and diverse educators to teach in classrooms where they can work with students most impacted by inequity. The STR program has trained 250+ teachers who began their careers in Seattle Public Schools classrooms.

Right Now Needs Fund

The Right Now Needs Fund is a one-of-a- kind program that works at the individual school level to address the immediate basic needs of students and families across all Seattle Public Schools. The fund ensures students fully participate in classroom activities by covering the costs of warm clothing, meals and shelter that are not included in individual school budgets, but necessary to help students thrive.

Office of AAMA at SPS

The Alliance works in partnership with Seattle Public Schools and Seattle’s philanthropic community to identify strategies and innovations that advance racial equity. Beginning in June 2019, the Alliance led the creation of a $3.7 million fund to support the founding of Seattle Public Schools’ Office of African American Male Achievement.

News Update: Meet the 2024 Swain & Weaver Award Recipients

Six educators and counselors across the district received awards recognizing their support for advancing racial equity and educational justice on behalf of students in Seattle Public Schools.

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We are grateful for our generous sponsors.