Founded in 2005, The Alliance for Compassion and Education Development – ACED (formerly known as Sacramento Valley Regional Care Coalition) has spent the past 15 years working with under-served youth. As a provider of wrap-around service and support, ACED is focused on and driven by the needs of brilliant and talented young minds who may have been given an unfair start in life.
EASE, an initiative of ACED, is the heartbeat of what we do. The idea was generated after longtime friend and donor, Phil Oates, saw the film, The Blind Side. He wondered just how many other “Big Mikes” were out there and visualized a reality where kids like him, talented and driven, were given the opportunity of an excellent education that otherwise wouldn’t be afforded to them.
EASE, an acronym for Educating All Students with Excellence, empowers students with a top-level education, full support and assistance and provides a foundation that stabilizes their pillars of success.
Director of Student Advancement