Towards that end they have a blog. Their last blog post was made on May 9, 2013, nearly a year ago.
They have a Facebook page. Their Facebook page has 646 likes. The Facebook page has ten posts so far this year. Most of them are about the Alliance's annual community breakfast fundraiser. Those ten posts have attracted a total of 25 likes and 1 comment. The comment is from an Alliance staffer encouraging people to attend the annual community breakfast.
They have a Twitter account. So far this year, no one has tweeted them.
Would it be harsh of me to conclude that the Alliance is failing at community engagement?
Maybe so. When I take a closer look at the sort of community engagement the Alliance is committed to doing, I see that they are not actually interested in engaging the community. They are really only interested in engaging "community leaders". From their Mission Statement:
Community Engagement: The Alliance has a strong heritage as a convener of community leadership. We are committed to nurturing inclusive, actionable civic engagement that brings together parents, educators, business leaders, researchers, policy makers, direct service providers and other stakeholders around education issues. To learn more about our convening groups, visit Philanthropic Partnership for Public Education (PPPE), Our Schools Coalition (OSC), and Seattle College Access Network (SCAN).You will notice that there are no ordinary community members in any of their "convening groups".
It's time for someone else to step in and take over the job of fundraiser for Seattle Public Schools. We need a group that will actually try to connect with the community as a whole and will not participate in advocacy like the Alliance.