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Empowering the empowered – An AES Board Empowerment Training

Empowering the empowered – An AES Board Empowerment Training On Saturday, February 22nd, the AES Board of Directors met for a team building experience like no other. Since the culmination of our new board members, late last year, we have been looking forward to the opportunity to provide the team with an immersive experience into […]

Publishing Youth Voice in Sacramento

Publishing Youth Voice in Sacramento A small group of young folks are doing big things in Sacramento. The Sacramento Zeitgeist: Voices of Now is a startup magazine to help empower members of the local community. “We wish to educate readers about issues in the Sacramento area, urging them to become more politically engaged”, says founder, […]

SYA: Purpose Beyond Policing

SYA: Purpose Beyond Policing On Saturday, January 18, the Sacramento Police Department partnered with Alliance for Education Solutions, Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, and The Hawk Institute to start a dialogue with young folks regarding policing throughout the county. Purpose Beyond Policing was developed in the wake of controversial policing situations that left tensions high between […]

Gala of Giving 2019

Gala of Giving 2019 Saturday, November 2nd AES hosted its first annual Gala of Giving. Friends, family, and AES Heart Heroes from all over the nation attended a spectacular evening of, love, generosity, and empowerment. The night began with a cocktail hour, games that helped teach the history of AES, a Silent Auction, and a […]

AES: Voices of Change

AES: Voices of Change As last week came to a close, ten young individuals came together to share their reality and their truth during AES’ Voices of Change. Throughout the night, the participants shared their skills with the audience in a chosen category: singing, rapping, dancing, poetry, and spoken word. There were laughs, cheers, support, […]

AES: Breaking the Chains

AES: Breaking the Chains Last Saturday, Alliance for Education Solutions and HAWK partnered together during the first AES Youth Summit of 2019. Breaking the Chains was a day dedicated to taking action against police brutality. The partnership between AES and HAWK created new connections between youth of the Sacramento area. By sharing experiences, connecting, and […]

SYA CAT: Kicking Off 2019

SYA CAT: Kicking Off 2019 The Sacramento Youth Alliance Community Action Team (SYA CAT) launched their Kickoff event for 2019 on Saturday, March 02. Spurring change within Sacramento, SYA CAT is an AES and Opportunity Youth United initiative, aimed at providing a platform for young folks to create real change in the political arena. The […]

DLA: The Heart Work Begins

DLA: The Heart Work Begins The Davitto Leadership Academy’s spring cohort launched this weekend. New faces brought new ideas to the academy as Level 1 commenced. Focusing on building bonds and breaking down barriers, Level 1 sets the stage for the coming sessions. Utilizing the Carter Resilience Model of Mentorship, the DLA mentors helped the […]

DLA: A New Wave of Mentors

DLA: A New Wave of Mentors Saturday, the Davitto Leadership Academy kicked off its second mentor training in preparation for the Spring 2019 cohort. A new wave of mentors came out to American River College on a rainy Saturday to give their time towards the success of the future participants. Throughout the day, the new […]

DLA: Graduates Celebrate

DLA: Graduates Celebrate This morning was a joyous occasion as we celebrated the graduation of the first cohort of the Davitto Leadership Academy. The graduates celebrated with family and friends as they shared their progress on their passion projects and received a surprise of opportunity from Simpson University’s Dean of Admissions. The team left excited […]