Our aspiration is to be a network of high-performing public charter schools that delivers a world-class educational experience for our scholars and is one of education’s best places to work. Our ultimate goal is that 75% or more of our scholars graduate from a four-year college or university. To achieve these aspirations, we focus on the following organizational goals:
Become a top-tier academic performer in California and nationally.
Best Place to Work
Be a learning community where each of us finds joy and meaning in our work, where voices matter, are heard and are responded to.
Culture of Excellence
Establish a strategic mindset that fosters a culture of innovation, best practice sharing, knowledge management and advocacy.
WHO IS ALLIANCE
We Exist to Achieve Educational Equity
Alliance College-Ready Public Schools was founded in 2004 on the belief that all children, regardless of ZIP code, are capable of achieving at high levels. Alliance is one of the largest and most successful nonprofit public charter school networks in the nation, operating 26 high-performing, tuition-free, open-enrollment middle and high schools in Los Angeles communities that are systemically oppressed.
We Are Driven to Prove that All Scholars Can be College-Ready
At Alliance, when we say that all scholars can learn and achieve, we mean all. Alliance has a proven record of success for our nearly 13,000 scholars and nearly 18,000 alumni. Although most sixth-graders enter Alliance reading behind grade level, scholars Alliance-wide outperform California state and local districts on standardized testing in math and English language arts. Ninety-five percent of Alliance alumni have graduated from high school and been accepted to college.
We Strive to Continuously Evolve Our Support of College-Going Scholars
Alliance focuses on innovation, collaboration, autonomy, data-driven decisions, and diversity to best meet the needs of all scholars. We believe that in order for scholars to reach their fullest potential––academically and emotionally–– our staff must be provided with the resources and culture to reach their fullest potential.
We Advocate for the Rights of Our Scholars & Communities
Members of the Alliance network are change agents. Families, scholars, alumni, and staff meet regularly with elected officials and policymakers, and testify at school boards, city council, state, and federal legislature.
Home of Union Station, Staples Center, Arts District, Grand Central Market, Little Tokyo, Olvera Street, El Pueblo de los Angeles Historical Monument, Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles State Historic Park, Homeboy Industries, and the Broad Museum.
East Los Angeles
The site of the East Los Angeles school walkouts in 1968 by thousands of Chicano students protesting unequal conditions in LAUSD high schools, Garfield High School where beloved educator Jaime Escalante taught AP calculus, and Mariachi Plaza. Famous past residents include Oscar De La Hoya, Carlos Mencia, Edward James Olmos, and Father Greg Boyle.
Glassell Park/Lincoln Heights
As one of the oldest neighborhoods in Los Angeles, this community has several historic and notable landmarks including the San Antonio winery, Lincoln Park, Lincoln Heights library, Villa Rafael, Federal Bank Building, Sacred Heart Church, and Church of the Epiphany. Cesar Chavez was once a resident of the community.
Pacific Boulevard thrives as a major commercial retail center housed in art deco buildings and hosts an annual “Carnaval Primavera” featuring Central American and Mexican food, carnival rides, games, and live music. Famous past residents include Elton Gallegly (former U.S. Representative) and Rosario Marin (41st Treasurer of the United States).
South Los Angeles/Watts
The Watts Towers are a Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument and the site of the 1965 Watts riots, ignited by discriminatory police activity and inadequate public services for the community. Other notable landmarks include the Banc of California Stadium, California African American Museum, Exposition Park, and the University of Southern California. Famous past residents include Dr. Dre, Florence Griffith-Joyner, Etta James, Charles Mingus, Nipsey Hussle, and Ava DuVernay.
Part of the San Fernando Valley, this region features California historical landmark Old Trapper’s Lodge, as well as the Theodore Payne Foundation for Wild Flowers and Native Plants and historic Stonehurst Recreation Center. Famous past residents include Tiffany Boshers (American soccer player)