The African American Regional Educational Alliances®

A Grassroots, Community-centric, Culturally-Relevant, and Responsive Approach to Educational Issues

 

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The African American Regional Education Alliance® (AAREA®) is a 501(c) 3 non-profit whose overall goal is to emerge, sustain, and grow a regional collaborative network that designs and implements innovative educational services targeting the needs of African American youth and their families in the Bay Area, by engaging in meaningful conversations and reviewing best practices for improving the academic success of African American students.

AAREA® is the culmination of many years of work to support educational achievement among African American students. It evolved from the Southern Alameda County Alliance of African American Educators (SACAAAE) in 2003 to the Southern Alameda County Regional Educational Alliance (SACREA) in 2006.

Both SACAAAE and SACREA made enormous contributions to Southern Alameda County’s African American community. But the need for services like these extends not only throughout all of Alameda County, but into the greater San Francisco Bay Area and beyond.

In 2012, SACAAAE and SACREA joined forces to form a new non-profit organization: AAREA®, the African American Regional Educational Alliances®.

 

News & Resources

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AAREA® Newsletter October 2014

AAREA Launches the STEM STEPS for Success Project
According to Ed Trust in the "State of Education for African American Students":
- Only about one-third African American students are likely to be proficient or advanced in reading and math
- Only 1 in 20 African American graduates meet all four college-readiness benchmarks
AAREA is launching the STEM Strategies to Empower and Prepare Students for Success Project (STEM STEPS for Success), a pilot project aimed at addressing these alarming statistics as well as enhancing the STEM success and college eligibility rates of African American students in Alameda County. Read more

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AAREA® Newsletter March 2014

In this issue: Celebrating a Living Legend: Bobbie Brooks, co-founder of the African American Regional Educational Alliances; Educational Pioneers: the 5th Annual Professional Development Breakfast; SuperSATurday Family College Day, Partner in the Spotlight: Hayward Unified School District and the African American Student Achievement Initiative; Community Calendar, Celebrating Student Brilliance: the 10th Annual African American Student Achievement & Excellence Awards on Saturday, April 19th Read more

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Video: 9th Annual African American Student Achievement and Excellence Awards

Check out this fantastic short video about one of our signature programs, the African American Student Achievement and Excellence Awards. Read more

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AAREA® Newsletter January – February 2014

In celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King's birthday, AAREA hosted the screening of the movie American Promise at Century Theatres in Hayward. The event sold out twice leading to a packed house of 130 participants. Following the movie was a rich discussion... Read more

Programs and Events

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2015 AAREA Professional Development Summit

January 30-31 2015: Lifting As We Climb - A Professional Development Summit on The Status of African American Education
The Professional Development Summit is an inspirational event to inform and motivate educators, parents, and community leaders on educational equity issues in the African American community. Read more

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STEM S.T.E.P.S. For Success

STEM Strategies to Empower and Prepare Students for Success (STEM S.T.E.P.S. for Success) is a collaborative approach to enhancing college eligibility rates of African American students through STEM education and support for students, educators, and families in Alameda County. Read more

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Regional Parent Network Initiative

AAREA™ created the Regional Parent Network Initiative in order to eradicate the achievement gap by increasing the meaningful engagement of African American families in their children’s education. Read more

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Pastors’ Leadership Breakfast

The purpose of AAREA™’s Pastors’ Leadership Breakfast is to link the faith-based community with the educational community. Read more

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African American Student Achievement and Excellence Awards

The African American Student Achievement and Excellence Awards were created to encourage African American students and their families to strive and achieve.
The 11th Annual African American Student Achievement and Excellence Awards will take place at Chabot College on April 25, 2015. Read more
 
Donate To AAREA®
AAREA® cannot enhance the education of African American students and those that serve students without the help and support from the community. Please support our cause with an online donation in any amount. AAREA® is a 501c3 Non-Profit and all donations are tax-deductible.