Our Partners Shared Vision:


Positively develop students from elementary school through high school graduation.


Work to build a community of supportive families and community partnerships to further the RAA Mission.


Foster collaboration among students, teachers, student mentors, staff, Community partners, funders, sponsors, and the Board to accomplish more by working together rather than separately.


Respect one another as students, parents, teachers, mentors, staff, community partners, funders, sponsors, and Directors.


Take responsibility for their own acts and failures to act and for the success of their students and programs; as students, as families, as teachers, as staff, and as Board members.


Work to sustain its ability to promote the development and health of its students and its communities in the future.


Work to promote the integrity of its personnel, students, and program.

Community Partners

RAA Board of Directors

Executive Committee

Ex- Oficio

Councilman Andy Melendrez
Councilman Jim Perry
Scott Bauer, PhD

Educational Partners

Riverside County Office of Education
Alvord Unified School District
California Baptist University
La Sierra University
Riverside City College
Riverside Unified School District
University of California, Riverside

Community Board

Art Alcaraz
Kathleen Barth
Ellie Bennett
Richard Cardullo, Ph.D.
Stephen Crane

Angela Gallardo-Hopkins
Alton L. Garrett, Jr., MPA
Larry Gonzalez
Ken Gutierrez
Beth Schwandt

Kathleen Hartman
La Wayne Hearn
Erin Kirk, Ph.D.
Sharron Lewis-Campbell
Wendel W. Tucker, Ph.D.

Miguel Lujano
Andy Melendrez
Stephen Posegate, D.M.A.
Charles Richard