Coalitions & Partnerships

AASA belongs to selected coalitions, enters into partnerships and holds seats on committees to support our Focus on Children.

American Lung Association – AASA sits on ALA’s Improving Access to Asthma Medication in School Stakeholders Group.

America’s Promise Alliance – AASA is a member of America's Promise Alliance; Executive Director Dan Domenech serves on the Board of Directors, and Bryan Joffe is an America’s Promise Trustee. AASA supports America’s Promise 100 Best Communities initiative and the annual GradNation Summit.

Children’s Defense Fund – AASA partners with the Children’s Defense Fund on two of our funded projects: children’s health insurance and school discipline.

Coalition for Community Schools – AASA is a member of 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. Together, we lead the Community Schools Superintendents Leadership Council. In April 2016, AASA was awarded with the National Partner Award at the Community Schools National Forum.

Coalition to Support Grieving Students – This collaboration is comprised of the National Center for School Crisis and Bereavement and ten of the leading professional organizations in the K-12 space, including AASA. There is an immense need for schools to deliver better support for students who are grieving.

Forum for Youth Investment – AASA partners 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.

Peace First – AASA partners with Peace First to recognize the contributions of youth peacemakers. The Prize annually recognizes five young people between the ages of 8-22 for their compassion, courage and ability to create collaborative change through a two-year $25,000 Peace First Fellowship.

Physical Activity Policy Research Network – Associate Executive Director Sharon Adams-Taylor sits on this board, which was created by CDC to study the effectiveness of health policies related to increasing physical activity in communities.

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.