BIG Hearts • BIG Impact

AES’s Big Day of Giving is here!


A program of the Sacramento Region Community Foundation‘s initiative to grow local philanthropy, Big Day of Giving is an annual 24-hour community-wide movement that unites the region’s nonprofit sector to help raise unrestricted funds for the organizations that strengthen the capital area. Since 2013, the giving day has generated over $30 million for more than 600 local nonprofits and 36,000 donors!

Support our BDOG 2019 fundraisers!

Changing Youth Lives

Change Youth Lives!

Help Gavyn raise funds to support promising young leaders

Support Our Young Leaders!

Be 1 of Jen’s 60 AES Heart Heroes!

Be an AES Heart Hero!

Standing Up for SAC Youth with SAC Youth

Stand for SAC Youth!

Be a Beacon of love and hope

Love and Hope!

The Power of Giving to Aspiring Sacramento Youth

The power of giving!

Help Deanna raise money for opportunity youth in Sacramento

Help Deanna!

Giving Back to Sac’s Youth

Give back to Sac's youth!

Give so the youth can live

Save youth lives!

Empower Those In Charge of the Future: The Youth of California

Empower the youth!

Join Me to Create Change

Create change!

AES Heart Heroes

AES Heart Hero – Davion Johnson

Investing in one young person can make a BIG impact! Listen to Davion tell how […]

May 2, 2019

AES Heart Hero – Janeil

Young people have BIG hearts and make a BIG difference in our community when we […]

May 1, 2019

AES Heart Hero – Jake

Volunteering is a BIG work of HEART! Jake’s HEART for helping young people shows in […]

May 1, 2019



The Davitto Leadership Academy is looking for change makers!

What's New With AES

AES: Breaking the Chains

AES: Breaking the Chains Last Saturday, Alliance for Education Solutions and HAWK partnered together during […]

April 2, 2019

SYA CAT: Kicking Off 2019

SYA CAT: Kicking Off 2019 The Sacramento Youth Alliance Community Action Team (SYA CAT) launched […]

March 6, 2019

DLA: The Heart Work Begins

DLA: The Heart Work Begins The Davitto Leadership Academy’s spring cohort launched this weekend. New […]

February 12, 2019

Welcome to Alliance for Education Solutions

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

AES is committed to improving the life chances of vulnerable youth by empowering their voice and fostering collaborative, cross-cultural, cross-generational relationships for systemic change.

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.


Upcoming Events

AES programs run year around, in partnership with the Davitto Leadership Academy,
Sacramento Youth Alliance , and the Cross-Cultural Leadership Center.

If you are interested in attending any of these events please email us at

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    See AES staff and youth leaders in action.