Thank you for your interest in working with Alignment Collaborative for Education!

Benefits to Participating Organizations

Participation in the ACE Collaborative Process for Community Engagement provides organizations with the following benefits:

  • Improvements in outcomes for all U-46 students, particularly those who need additional support to realize their potential.

  • Opportunities to contribute in areas in which you have specific skills and capacities.

  • Opportunities for collaboration and for building individual agency capacity.

  • Data and measurable results to support outcome reporting to funding agencies.

  • The opportunity to be a partner with a city-wide initiative to redesign, elevate, and increase the effectiveness of the delivery of services to the City of Elgin's school children.

  • The ability to work directly with U-46 schools, and to establish a strong relationship with key administrators and teachers.

  • The opportunity to receive matching funds through grant requests by ACE to foundations and other sources of support.

  • Your organization's contribution of resources to the work of ACE will enhance your potential to be a recipient of related funding.


This registration process is designed to make it easier for both schools and community partners to share information about services available in the community.


Frequently Asked Questions:

What types of organizations should register with ACE?

All organizations that currently or wish to provide services in U-46 schools should complete the registration process. This includes non-profits, businesses, faith communities, government agencies, etc. 

What is the benefit of registering with ACE?

Completing the registration process makes it easier for school personnel across the district to access information about your services and resources. 

Who has access to the information I provide during the registration process?

The registration list is available to all U-46 personnel, as well as ACE staff and team members. 

If you have any other questions or need further assistance, please email us


Organization/Business registration request form: Organization/Business registration request form:

Thank you for submitting your organization registration request. 

After your request has been processed, you will receive an email from ACE staff with instructions for completing your organization profile and the next steps for working with ACE.

Please contact Ruby Marrufo with any questions.