Anchorage School Business Partnerships started in 1991 and has since grown to over 540 partnerships with an economic value of over $2.5 million. They range from a one person business to large organizations. The organization is supported by both the Anchorage School District and the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce.
Anchorage School Business Partnerships operates as a non-profit corporation with a Board of Directors that provides guidance and direction for the program as a whole. Partnerships range from a one-person business involved with a school to large corporations involved with many schools and sometimes districtwide. Each partnership starts with an agreement in which both the business and the school outline what the expectations are for each party.

Clark Middle School Business Partnerships

Clark's School Business Partners for year 2010-2011

Please welcome our partners!!

Alpha Kappa Alpha is a new partner this year. They have partnered with Clark on the Multicultural Day hosting the African American culture, bringing food and serving food. Alpha Kappa Alpha also volunteered for the Clark interview fair.

Sam's Club has been a partner for two years. Sam's Club provides donations and assisted with our multicultural day.

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority is a new partner this year. They were instrumental in helping with the multicultural day. They greeted people, ushered, took pictures and served as runners for the event.

Wells Fargo has been a partner with Clark for two years now. They are in the building working weekly with our financial literacy classes teaching our students tools for their future financial future.

Municipal Light & Power has been a partner for two years. They supplied all Clark classrooms with emergency backpacks.

Lions Club has generously provided the nurse and lifeskills class with a check to be used in their programs.

The Anchorage Fire Department Station #3 has volunteered in our First Aid classes assisting with teaching life saving skills to our students. In the fall they helped with student led conferences by going through portfolios with students.

Aurora Vending has been a Clark partner for two years. They have assisted in donations of their Smart Water.

Ninestar provides tutoring after school until May/June

Tre Mickens with New York Life provides classroom mentoring, tutoring, etc

What are the benefits of School Business Partnerships?
Here's what business people and educators report:
  • Business partners become enlightened about the current school environment and are provided the ability to give input into the curriculum.
  • Business partners gain a greater understanding and appreciation of the current educational, social, economic and cultural demands of the contemporary school on students and their families.
  • Business partners witness how school partners responsibly use resources provided through tax dollars, state funding and bonds.
  • Students gain a mentor and/or see adults as positive role models and this builds assets for students that increase odds for success.
  • Business partners see youth in a positive light to counter mostly negative media exposure.
  • Business partners receive the intrinsic satisfaction of knowing they have made a positive and worthwhile difference in the lives of students.
  • Business partners provide students with real world expectations to support the schools, e.g. arrive to class on time; take math classes; respect others.
  • Students gain awareness of current workforce environments and of occupations and career opportunities.
  • Educators gain insight into the current workforce demands/needs that may be applicable to the curriculum they teach.
  • Business partners gain insight into today's youth and the trends and motivations of the future workforce.
  • Business partners provide financial and staff support to the school to develop skills that are 'above average' for entry-level employees.
  • Business partners receive Volunteer/Service Credit that benefits the business, student and community.
  • Business partners have the opportunity to network among their peers in business and schools.
  • Business partners have community partnering opportunities as well as advertising and promotion possibilities.
For more information on becoming a school business partner go to the
Anchorage School District School Business Partnership