Cheltenham African American Alliance
The Cheltenham African American Alliance is a non-profit organization created for the educational improvement of African American and/or African Diaspora students in the Cheltenham School District. We aim to be of service to families as we strive to promote engagement and close the access gap to resources, programs and the many opportunities offered by the district.
The Cheltenham African American Alliance offers a wide range of opportunities for you to give back and make a positive impact in the Cheltenham community. Your involvement helps to ensure the continuation of programs and services for all Cheltenham children.
Who We Are
Parents organized in 2000 in response to low achievement and low expectations of African American students in Cheltenham’s schools. We have made eliminating achievement gaps part of the district-wide strategic plan, encouraged increasing academic rigor for all students including Pre/Advanced placement instruction, recognized 10 outstanding seniors each year, and encouraged restorative practices to reduce disciplinary incidents.
Our VISION is to foster the spirit of excellence in academics and to teach school responsibility among the African American students in the Cheltenham School District.
The Alliance Pledge
We are “Alliance” Scholars.
We strive to be the best we can be.
We respect ourselves, our peers, and our elders.
We stand tall knowing we are descendants of royalty.
We stand tall knowing that we are making a difference and impact our future.
We will have peace and harmony among us.
We will be disciplined, patient and courageous.
We will work, study and listen so we may learn.
And learn so we may teach.
We acknowledge our beauty inside and out.
We are honest, loving, sharing and creative.
We will live as role models to provide new direction for our world and our people.
We are “Alliance” Scholars and we are committed to personal excellence.
Are you nervous when you receive a call from your child's teacher? Do you need assistance with preparing for a meeting with your child's principal? Are you questioning the services your child is receiving? If so, CAAA is here for you! Contact us and we will help you navigate the system.
- President - Jacob Gray
- Vice President - Steven Vance
- Treasurer - Francis Brown
- Recording Secretary - Ikysha Dearry
- Corresponding Secretary - Kelly Ward
- Education Chair - Mary Aiken and Karen Shaffran
- Advocacy Chair - Enid Banton
- Fundraiser Chair - Nicole Royal Johnson
- Sgt. of Arms/Parliamentarian - Charles Williams
- UPG Chair - Enid Banton