For over 25 years, the Alliance has been supporting Seattle students, families, and educators.
In 1995, the Alliance for Education was formed through a merger of three education-related organizations with similar goals. The objective of this new organization was to serve as a convener of community leadership, and a conduit for directing private resources – both dollars and expertise – toward critical needs in Seattle Public Schools. Over 25 years later, the Alliance has raised and invested more than $155 million into Seattle Public Schools, and we remain dedicated to supporting and improving public education in Seattle.
The Alliance for Education was established.
The “Every Child a Reader” program and the Principal Leadership Institute launched.
“Community dialogues” engaged more than 7,000 citizens on school issues.
The Alliance released a strategic plan with a focus on literacy and effective teaching.
The Alliance raised $7 million to support implementation of SPS’ new strategic plan.
Our Schools Coalition was formed, leading to key teacher contract reforms.
The Seattle College Access Network was formed, which enrolled all eligible eighth graders in the Washington State College Bound Scholarship.
The Seattle Teacher Residency (STR) was launched.
The first Seattle Teacher Residency cohort was created.
The Seattle Teacher Residency added a Special Education Pathway.
The Alliance released a new strategic plan with a focus on fostering leadership at Seattle Public Schools.
Seattle Teacher Residency admitted IA through the Class to Certification Program.
The Alliance for Education refocused their mission with the new SPS strategic plan, centering racial equity and educational justice.
The Right Now Needs Fund (RNNF) was launched
The Office of African American Male Achievement (AAMA) was launched in Seattle Public Schools.
The Education Equity Fund was launched.
The Alliance celebrates 25 years of investing in equity for Seattle students.
The Alliance refocused its efforts to support students through the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Seattle Teacher Residency (STR) program celebrates 10 years.