The African American Regional Educational Alliances®

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

 
 

The African American Regional Education Alliance® (AAREA®) is an initiative of the Choose College Educational Foundation, Inc., 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 a partnership between the Southern Alameda County Alliance of African American Educators (SACAAAE), an affiliate of the California Alliance of African American Educators (CAAAE) and RTFisher & Associates to the Southern Alameda County Regional Educational Alliance (SACREA).

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. To this end, SACAAE and SACREA joined forces to form a new organization: AAREA®, the African American Regional Educational Alliances®.

 

News & Resources

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AAREA® News & Information – Fall 2015

AAREA extends a heart-felt thank you to all that supported the pilot effort of the STEM STEPS for Success program. In a very short 6-month period, we scaled quickly and served nearly 200 Alameda County African American students and their families through our Saturday and summer initiatives! Read more

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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

Programs and Events

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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 12th Annual African American Student Achievement and Excellence Awards will take place on April 30th, 2016. Read more

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AAREA® 7th Annual Professional Development Summit – January 29-30 2016

Celebrating and Cultivating a Brilliant, Resilient, and Strong Educational Community: A Professional Development Summit on the Status of African American Education.
Join us as we connect, learn, and expand our thinking about how we can support African American students succeed on their path to college and beyond! 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
 
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 an initiative of the Choose College Educational Foundation, Inc., a 501(c)(3)and all donations are tax-deductible.