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®.