Coalitions & Partnerships
AASA belongs to selected coalitions, enters into partnerships and holds seats on committees to support its Focus on Children.
Action for Healthy Kids - AASA is a member of the strategic advisory committee to AFHK, which is the only non-profit created specifically to address the epidemic of overweight, undernourished and sedentary youth by focusing on changes at school.
America’s Promise Alliance - AASA is a member of America's Promise Alliance, and Executive Director Dan Domenech serves on the Board of Directors. AASA supports America’s Promise 100 Best Communities initiative, the annual GradNation Summit, and serves as a trustee of the Alliance.
Children’s Defense Fund – AASA partners with the Children’s Defense Fund on two of our funded projects: children’s health insurance and school breakfast.
Coalition for Community Schools - AASA is a partner and has a seat on the Coalition’s steering committee. The Coalition for Community Schools is an alliance of organizations in education, youth development, community, health and human services, government and philanthropy as well as others that advocate for community schools as a way of strengthening schools, families and communities.
College Summit: AASA partners with College Summit in supporting and encouraging schools and districts in Driving K-12 Reform Through a College-Access and Success Agenda.
Forum for Youth Investment - AASA has partnered with the Forum for Youth Investment and the National Ready by 21 Partnership to bring Ready by 21, which strives to ensure all youth are ready for college, work, and life, to communities across the country.
Healthy Schools Campaign - AASA promotes this organization’s Green Cleaning Guide® and other healthy indoor environment work.
National Coordinating Committee on School Health and Safety – AASA has a set on the steering committee of this organization that brings together federal agencies and national organizations who have shared interests in improving the health status of children and their ability to achieve in school.
Oil Spill Distress Campaign for Schools - AASA and the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) partners with the Educational Development Corporation (EDC), which is funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to share mental health resources with school communities along the Gulf Coast.
Striving To Reduce Youth Violence Everywhere (STRYVE) - AASA is a member of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) STRYVE Action Council, whose aim is to provide unified leadership on a national scale to prevent youth violence before it starts among young people ages 10-24.
U.S. Green Building Council- AASA belongs to the Executive Committee of the Coalition of Green Schools, an alliance of the nation’s leading educational and environmental associations is in pursuit of healthy and environmentally-friendly schools.