Since 2010, The Alliance for Language Learners Integration, Education and Success (ALLIES) has brought together adult schools and community colleges to meet the needs of adult English language learners in San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties. ALLIES has worked to help students achieve economic self-sufficiency by equipping them with language and other needed skills and providing crucial workforce development support.
ALLIES’ purpose is to accelerate student academic and economic success though collaboration and alignment across the two systems. We also promote partnerships with community organizations, workforce development, public agencies and employers.
Our partners have tested a range of innovations, including curriculum alignment, assessment coordination, cross-referral, digital literacy development, and the creation of new opportunities for teachers and other staff to work together.