Who We Are

“From Kindergarten through 3rd grade, a child learns to read, and thereafter, they read to learn.”

-Ray Oglethorpe (The Learning Alliance’s Chairman of the Board)


Our Mission

To transform our community’s future and become a model for the nation by creating a culture in which 90% of our children read on grade level by the end of third grade.

Our Vision

For our children to become literate, compassionate, creative citizens who will improve our world.

Our Core Values


We believe that every child is one caring adult away from achieving their
potential and that every adult understands they can make an impact.


We believe every child deserves a world-class education
regardless of their circumstances.

Data Driven

We believe “one size fits no one” and that authentic and meaningful
instruction, based on data, is the pathway to academic success.


We believe that schools can’t do it alone and that a community’s health and
economic success requires investment in early education.


We believe that transformation is a process that develops a learning culture
characterized by positive mindset, civility, and kindness. It requires leadership that
believes and strives for continuous improvement and the ability to move from
breakdowns to breakthroughs.

Our name and logo say it all, we are The Learning Alliance. We ally people around our Moonshot goal of 90% literacy by the end of 3rd grade. Together, with families, schools, and community partners, we are building a stronger educational birth through 3rd-grade pipeline making Indian River County a recognized literacy capital.

The Learning Alliance is committed to improving education for all children. Our vision is for all children to become literate, compassionate, creative citizens who will improve our world. We dream of a future where children are taught to think critically and creatively, possessing the skills to be successful in the 21st Century. We strive to create an environment where community leaders, businesses and individuals work together for the greater good, so that our community can prosper.