NINE STAR AND ITS PARTNERS
Nine Star Enterprises is the largest provider of adult basic education services for the Anchorage/Mat-Su Valley region; with its partners, Nine Star provides 65 percent of the adult basic education services in the state. Nine Star relies heavily on its multiple partnerships to accomplish its goals. At the state level, Nine Star collaborates with other regions (Juneau and Fairbanks) on statewide issues such as improving teacher quality, developing a common intake form, and creating a centralized database system. Regionally, Nine Star forms partnerships to share resources, develop new programs, and find ways to improve services to clients. Locally, Nine Star provides services directly to clients and collaborates with partners to expand the range of services offered.
Last year, roughly 7,300 adolescents and adults participated in programs offered by the organization and its partners. Nine Star Enterprises' partnerships fall into three broad categories: adult education providers, state and workforce development agencies, and community-based organizations. Some examples of each type of partnership are described below.