There are many ways you can participate in AES's activities.

Are you a principal, a teacher, student or influencer? Would you like to share your ideas with us?

Welcome to Alliance for Education Solutions

We Invite You to Join Us, and Thank you for Your Support.

AES is committed to eliminating the barriers to learning and thriving for all California young people by advocating for both systemic change and cultural shifts at the state, community, district and school levels.

We collaborate with young people to find the solutions to the challenges they face in school and in their communities, and support and train them as advocates and leaders. We also ensure adults in power create the space to listen to, and work with young people by allowing them to define their own barriers and needs, and present their own solutions.

We directly engage policy makers, administrators, principals, teachers and students to work with us to ensure that all schools in California have a climate and culture that nurtures and supports students in a positive, engaging learning environment, where their voices are heard and their learning needs met.

Our organizational culture, partnerships and work ethic are deeply rooted in mutual respect, empathy, caring and reciprocity, and are reflected in the way we work with and on behalf of young people.

We are committed to eliminating the barriers to success for vulnerable youth, and in partnership with those young people advocate for programs and policies that give them a pathway out of poverty and pipeline through college.

We invite you to join us in creating equitable opportunities for all young people in California so they may all be engaged, productive and successful members of their communities.


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See AES staff and youth leaders in action.

AES Events

AES youth programs run year around in partnership with the Cross Cultural Leadership Center
or through the Sacramento Youth Alliance Community Action Team.
Public AES advocacy events are also listed in events and are open to all.
If you are interested in attending any of these events please email us at


Latest from our Newsletter

Youth Voices/Student Voices

Working with Youth to Eliminate Barriers to Learning: A youth voice campaign to highlight the challenges students face on a daily basis in California schools. Read More

June 14, 2016

About AES

In California, vulnerable students disproportionately attend under performing schools in high-poverty neighborhoods with low graduation and high drop-out rates. AES believes no challenge is more critical to California’s future than improving outcomes at these schools, and addressing the inequities faced by low-income, minority and first generation students.

May 7, 2016

Research Desk: A New Report

The national narrative on under performing public schools focuses mostly on what’s wrong, what’s broken and what doesn’t work, but the public is hungry to learn what, if anything, does work.

May 7, 2016

Featured Initiatives

Working with Principals, Youth and Community Partners