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.

1995
Alliance for Education established
1996
Launched “Every Child a Reader” and the Principal Leadership Institute
2003
“Community dialogues” engage more than 7,000 citizens on school issues
2005
Released a strategic plan with a focus on literacy and effective teaching
2008
Raised $7 million to support implementation of SPS’ new strategic plan
2010
Formed Our Schools Coalition, leading to key teacher contract reforms
2011
Formed the Seattle College Access Network which enrolled 100% of eligible 8th Graders in the Washington State College Bound Scholarship
2012
Provided leadership training and professional development for Seattle Public Schools Board of Directors
2012
Launched the Seattle Teacher Residency (STR) program
2013
First Seattle Teacher Residency Cohort begins
2014
Seattle Teacher Residency added Special Education Pathway
2014
Released new strategic plan with a focus on fostering leadership at Seattle Public Schools
2015
Seattle Teacher Residency admits IA through the Class to Certification program
2018
The Alliance for Education refocuses mission with new strategic plan centering racial equity and educational justice
2018
The Right Now Needs Fund (RNNF) is launched
2019
Seattle Public Schools' Office of African American Male Leadership (AAMA) is funded
2020
Education Equity Fund launched in response to the COVID-19 pandemic
2020
The Alliance celebrates 25 years of investing in equity for Seattle students
2022
Seattle Teacher Residency (STR) program celebrates 10 years of programming