The Education Alliance is a community partnership with programs that support academic achievement and workforce development for pre-school to college students (P-16).
Our Mission is to foster educational excellence and student achievement in Washoe County through leadership, advocacy, and resource development. The Education Alliance works with many diverse state, city, community, civic, industry, and business groups in support of education, including The Chamber, EDAWN, the Nell J. Redfield Foundation, local Rotary Clubs, among many others. These efforts are directed at initiatives that bring education and businesses/community organizations together.
We invite you to click here to review our Education Alliance Strategic Plan 2015-2020.
Education Alliance’s governing Board is comprised of 25 dynamic business, community, and education leaders. Three permanent board members are the WCSD Superintendent, and the Presidents of the University of Nevada, Reno, and Truckee Meadows Community College. A 501(c)3 nonprofit entity, we rely on funding from charitable donations, grants, and support from the Washoe County School District, a long-standing relationship of more than 20 years.
The focus of the Education Alliance is to help all students succeed. Successful students are ready for higher education and career opportunities and our community benefits from a more skilled and educated workforce.
Education Alliance programs, initiatives, and structures provide a link between business, community, and schools and include:
- P-16 Advocacy Council
- Career and College Readiness Initiative
- Production of the annual K-16 Data Profile
- Partners in Education
- Run For Education Annual Fundraising Event, Sunday, October 21, 2018
- Principal for a Day annually, February 9, 2019
- Teachers’ Warehouse Community Donation Day, 380 Edison Way, Reno (annually in May)
- Redfield Community Outreach Program