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WCSD Wellness Department Donates to Run for Education

The Washoe County School District Wellness Department donated $762.50 to support the Run for Education at their Women’s Wellness Day. The February 25th event was well attended at the Whitney Peak Hotel and a portion of raffle ticket proceeds was presented to the Education Alliance for student scholarships for the 2017 Run for Education scheduled on Sunday, October 22nd at the Outlets...

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Circus Circus Reno Partners with Hunter Lake Elementary School

The Education Alliance of Washoe County is proud to announce Circus Circus Reno and Hunter Lake Elementary School have joined together as Partners in Education. “Education is a top priority in our community,” said Tony Marini, Director of Casino Operations for Circus Circus Reno. “We are happy to help students and staff of the school...

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Happy Holidays!

Every year the students at Glenn Duncan Elementary School make a special trip to visit their Partner in Education – The Washoe County Manager’s office. They share their beautiful voices with them, captivating the employees with holiday classics. Enjoy the video below from their visit this year.

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The Education Alliance is moving offices!

Education Alliance offices are moving the last week of November! We are excited to be joining several WCSD departments at 5450 Riggins Court, Suite 4, Reno, NV 89502 and we appreciate your patience during our move!

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Let’s Go to College

Working in partnership with the Reno Sunrise Rotary Club, Truckee Meadows Community College, and WCSD, the Education Alliance participated in the “Let’s go to College” Campaign. The event supports efforts to reach out to students early in their educational careers about their options after graduation from high school. Some of these options include attending college, pursuing...

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Education Alliance Nominated for EDAWN Community Partner Award

Pictured from left to right: Melissa Burnham, Kendall Inskip, Brittani Keefe, Colin Robertson, and Alex Woodley. The Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada  (EDAWN) hosted its 5th Annual Existing Industry Awards, Thursday, October 13th, 2016 at the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa. More than 50 companies from Washoe County, the Tahoe Reno Industrial Center, and Fernley...

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Plumas Bank Hosts Coloring Contest at Dodson Elementary School

Our generous Partner in Education, Plumas Bank, hosted a Back-to-School Coloring Contest with Dodson Elementary School to kick off the school season. All entries were posted in the Plumas Bank’s Community Room, with a special wall for the student winners’ art. Rob Thayer, Business Development Officer at Plumas Bank, presented ribbons and backpacks and Annie Zucker of...

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Education Alliance readies students for careers, college

The Education Alliance was featured as the Northern Nevada Business Weekly Nonprofit Spotlight October 3, 2016. Follow this link to read the full story.

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Exciting Re-Design of EA Website by KPS3!

Huge thanks to KPS3 for re-designing our website, ed-alliance.org! We invite you to meander through our site and enjoy photos, success stories, and profiles of our Board members, Partners in Education, and the newly released Data Profile 2015!  “Our website is a fresh and easy-to-use tool to raise awareness of our mission and how we are...

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EA welcomes 2016-17 Officers and new Board Members

At the annual Board of Directors’ meeting in June, the Education Alliance elected new officers and members of the Board. Members of the 2016-17 Executive Committee are: Colin Robertson, Don J Clark Group-President; Alex Woodley, City of Reno-1st Vice President; Dave Bianchi, Northwestern Mutual Financial-Treasurer; Nanette Quitt, NV Energy-Secretary; At-Large members: Mindy Lokshin, Community Representative; Mariluz Garcia, UNR-Dean’s Future...

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