Big Goals. Big Commitments.

We are excited and honored to announce that philanthropist Mackenzie Scott has made a generous $16M contribution to Alliance, specifically citing our effectiveness in changing educational outcomes for our most marginalized young people.  In an act of incredible generosity, Scott has made a commitment to giving away all her wealth and has been making generous…

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9th Leaders of Change: Wine or Wine Not

Last night, over 150 members of our Alliance community came together to celebrate our extraordinary Alliance scholars and alumni…tomorrow’s Leaders of Change. We were joined by friends across Los Angeles, from business, entertainment, philanthropy, city government, and education. We heard directly from Alliance alumni who affirmed how powerful it is when we invest in their…

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Feature: Alliance Community Garden Cultivates Success

Last week, CBS News Los Angeles and Telemundo visited Alliance Piera Barbaglia Shaheen Health Services Academy in South LA. The news channels featured the high school’s community garden and the inspiring ways it has been used to help foster social-emotional healing and wellness for scholars on campus. The garden was launched this past fall with…

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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…

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U.S. News and World Report: Alliance in Top 5%!

Last week, U.S. News & World Report again recognized all 17 eligible Alliance high schools as among the best in the nation in the publication’s annual ranking of Best Public High Schools. More than 24,000 high schools were reviewed based on factors including students’ college readiness, math and reading performance, as well as performance of schools’ underserved…

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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…

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Alliance Governing Board Selects Pablo Villavicencio as New CEO

We are thrilled to share the news that the Alliance Governing Board unanimously voted to select Pablo Villavicencio as Alliance College-Ready Public Schools’ next Chief Executive Officer. Currently serving as Alliance’s President & Superintendent, Pablo will transition to the role of CEO effective January 3, 2022. Pablo has dedicated his life to ensuring better educational opportunities…

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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”…

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