Programs and Initiatives
Education Alliance programs, initiatives, and structures provide a link between business, community, and schools 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.
Kids in Motion and Passport Programs
Kids in Motion (KIM) and Passport are the programs funded by Run for Education proceeds. For each elementary school meeting specific criteria, we award KIM grants to fund physical education and nutrition activities. The Passport Program supports secondary initiatives like Deans' Future Scholars, a UNR program supporting first generation college students, and TMCC's Jumpstart Program funding high school junior and senior students who want to take community college courses while still in high school.
P-16 Advocacy Council
P-16 Advocacy Council is comprised of members from the community and academia. The purpose is to identify opportunities to improve the structure of education in Northern Nevada. Examples include an advanced diploma program and opportunities to modify K-12 curriculum to make it more relevant to the economy of today.
Partners in Education
Our flagship program, Partners in Education bridges business, community, and government agencies with schools to support academic achievement. There are many ways for your organization to support the education environment in our community. We will help you maximize your impact in a way that aligns with your business goals.
Principal for a Day
Celebrating our 11th year on February 8, 2018, this annual event provides the opportunity for a community leader to shadow a School Principal for part of the day, and then be shadowed by Principal the other half of the day. This backstage pass into education is a worthwhile experience for all participants! Click here to participate: 2018 P4D
Run for Education
Raising more than $1.7M to date for Kids in Motion and Passport Programs, this is the largest family running event in our community. The Run is growing rapidly each year and includes a timed 5K/10K, an untimed walk/run around the Sparks Marina and a 1/2 Mile Fun Run for the little runners. A lively Fitness Fair comprised of fun activities from archery to golf is a must see!
Accepting donations all year long, the Teachers' Warehouse allows teachers to shop for classroom supplies at no cost. It's an opportunity for the community to repurpose things they have no use for and donate to classrooms.
Redfield Community Outreach Program
Through the generosity of the Nell J. Redfield Foundation, our three Redfield Community Outreach Facilitators schedule and coordinate experiential learning activities for seven Washoe County School District schools. Working with numerous Redfield Foundation partners, including UNR, TMCC, Nevada Museum of Art, The Discovery Museum, KNPB Channel 5, Sierra Nevada Journeys, and many more, this program plays a vitally important role in helping provide impactful educational experiences to students who may not otherwise have access to them.