Heroes Among Us

This past May, over 300 members of our Alliance community came together—in person for the first time in nearly three years. We raised a total of $1,252,322 for Alliance scholars and schools, including $145,000 to send an additional 29 Alliance seniors off to college with a $5,000 College Care Package scholarship. Congratulations to our 2022 Awardees: Alliance…

8th Leaders of Change: Trivia Night

This year’s virtual event raised over $160,000, awarding nine exceptional Alliance seniors with a Leaders of Change scholarship ($20,000). Additionally, one Alliance senior received the Judy Burton Impact Award ($20,000), a four-year scholarship offered to an outstanding Black or African American scholar who is passionate about social and racial justice, public service, and/or positive change…

Across U.S., schools, districts are seeking to attract, retain more teachers of color

Born in 1846 in Philadelphia, education activist Caroline LeCount was the first Black woman to pass the city’s teacher’s examination. As principal of a public school, LeCount championed fellow Black educators. When a new principal was needed at the Wilmot Colored School, LeCount recommended one of her teachers, telling the school board that the candidate was “fully qualified”…

What will in-person learning look like for middle and high school students?

Many junior high and high schools plan to create a hybrid-learning model with two days of in-person instruction and two days of distance learning a week. LOS ANGELES (KABC) — While students have been at-home distance learning, secondary school administrators have been busy preparing for their return. Campuses have been transformed into color-coded pods to…

Ouchi Leadership Shares Math Success Story with California Educators

Earlier this fall, the California Department of Education invited Alliance Ouchi High School Principal Dea Tramble and Assistant Principal Jaime Hahn to present to more than 150 educators from across the state at the annual California Assessment Conference regarding the successes of the school’s math program. The presentation, entitledA Case Study – One School’s Journey…

Mayor Speaks to Alliance Scholars

12/16/19 – Mayor Eric Garcetti speaks to Alliance Ouchi-O’Donovan scholars during the launch of ‘Cool Streets LA’ Mayor Eric Garcetti recently launched a new program called Cool Streets LA in an effort to equitably combat the effects of climate change in Los Angeles neighborhoods. The Mayor unveiled the first of 10 projects near the Alliance…