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ORGANIZATIONAL GOALS

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:
 
Academic Achievement
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.
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WHO IS ALLIANCE

We Exist to Achieve Educational Equity
Alliance College-Ready Public Schools was founded 15 years ago 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 28 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 13,000 scholars and 14,000 alumni. Though our scholars come to Alliance on average four grade levels behind in reading, they 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, 73% to a four-year university. 
 
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 policy makers, and testify at school boards, city council, state, and federal legislature.
 
 
 
 
 
 

MEET OUR SCHOLARS(1)

97% African American, Black or Latinx(2)
93% Free or Reduced Meal Program
15% English Learners
12% Scholars with Special Needs
4 the average number of years behind in reading when entering an Alliance school
(1)Scholars: At Alliance, students are referred to as scholars to reinforce their ability to be active learners with college completion aspirations.
(2)Latinx: The word Latinx is a gender-neutral term used to include all persons of Latin American origin or descent.

MEET OUR COMMUNITIES

The communities we partner with, from San Pedro to Sun Valley, are rich in culture and history

Downtown Los Angeles

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.

Huntington Park

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.

San Pedro

San Pedro was originally the home of the Tongva Native American people. It now houses the USS Iowa, Cabrillo Marine Aquarium, Korean Bell of Friendship, and the annual “Shakespeare by the Sea” festival. Famous past residents include comedian D.L. Hughley, author Charles Bukowski, and NBA champion Willie Naulls of the New York Knicks and Boston Celtics.

Sun Valley

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)

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