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 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


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


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™ 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.