Our Approach

As a non-profit charity, Education Alliance bridges the private sector and community with P-16 education (Pre-Kindergarten through college graduation) in Washoe County. We accomplish this by establishing effective partnerships between business and community organizations and specific schools or programs. As a community, we firmly believe each of us has an invested interest and shared responsibility to ensure our students have the skills necessary to successfully compete in our ever-evolving economy. The impact from partnerships is significant, bringing necessary resources and expertise to the learning environment and helping create relevant pathways for our student population.

The core of Education Alliance’s mission is to enhance the college and career readiness culture for students of the Washoe County School District. Each and every conversation we have with our community partners and school principals centers around: “How will the proposed activity benefit students?” and, “Is this a mutually beneficial opportunity for all interested parties?”We cultivate relationships based on alignment of common objectives and provide a range of opportunities for involvement. Business is keenly interested in a talented workforce that has depth. Education wants to provide an engaged and skilled graduate. Together, we have alignment of goals and the Education Alliance nourishes partnerships toward this purpose.


Education Alliance places great importance on providing targeted support of educational achievement initiatives. In order to support our mission and programs, our objectives include:

  • Developing, securing, and maintaining resources including in-kind donations, grants, fundraising, sponsorships, and institutional support
  • Providing fiscal accountability and continuity of Education Alliance operations.


Education Alliance promotes awareness of educational needs and develop leadership skills of stakeholders and our board members. We accomplish this by:

  • Providing opportunities to expand awareness for educators, families, businesses, and civic leaders about Pre-Kindergarten through higher education in Washoe County.
  • Providing the framework for businesses and community organizations to engage with schools.
  • Providing data analysis and information to support student achievement.
  • Developing Education Alliance Board Leadership as ambassadors for our programs and initiatives and the link between education and community.


Education Alliance develops and communicates best practices and initiatives that support career and education goals. We achieve this by:

  • Providing research to support educational achievement for Pre-K to 12th grade, higher education, and career pathways.
  • Providing opportunities for collaboration between education and students, parents, families, businesses, and civic leaders.
  • Developing strategies to advocate for educational achievement.

Education Alliance accomplishes its mission through the following initiatives to improve the quality of education in our community: Partners in Education; the Run for Education; Principal for a Day; Teachers’ Warehouse; and the P-16 Advocacy Council.

For more information or to get involved, click on Make a Difference, or contact Executive Director, Kendall Inskip, 775-353-6950, kinskip@washoeschools.net.

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