A part of Generosity Los Angeles, the ISA 5K Run/Walk will take place on December 2, 2018 in Los Angeles' Griffith Park.
The event features a professional pre-race warm-up & stretch, a professional announcer, live DJ, one of a kind ISA event gear, and just an amazing time for our fundraisers and other charitable individuals like yourself. If you are not a part of the race itself, feel free to come and join us as we will need all of your support to cheer on our ISA Runners /Walkers!
View the Course Map Here
According to the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), during the 2017-2018 school year, there were over 580,000 kids enrolled in independent schools nationally. Of that number, only 6.8% and 5% identified as African-American and Hispanic American respectively. After 30+ years, our work continues to be important. We want to make sure underrepresented communities of color are aware of some of the great things happening in independent schools.
The Independent School Alliance is a leading organization in private school admissions counseling and placement. It was founded by its member schools for the purpose of placing underrepresented students of color at the elementary and secondary levels. Since 1985 we’ve provided access and opportunities to thousands of students across Southern California. Our students become exemplary members of their independent schools communities, and very often our member schools comment that their campuses are better places because of the presence of Alliance students.
We counsel and advocate on behalf of parents of color who are seeking a remarkable independent school environment for their academically strong and motivated students. From start to finish, we counsel families on choosing an elementary, middle , or high school that is right for them. Our goal is to demystify the complex admissions process and guide them through the application submission, provide interview and visit suggestions, counsel on entrance testing, and if necessary, how to apply for tuition assistance. Additionally, we continue to provide robust support programs to our students and our families throughout their educational experience. Finally, we’re proud to partner with our member schools to enhance their development and implementation of diversity and multiculturalism through expert counseling, workshops on emerging educational topics, and annual meetings of school leaders.