One of the most critical responsibilities that AESA has is to ensure that ESAs and schools have access to the best educational products and services available. Therefore, the Association of Educational Service Agencies (AESA) offers Business Memberships and Business Partnerships to companies wishing to join and/or partner with AESA and its members. AESA also offers, separately or in conjunction with the business member/partnership program, opportunities to participate in and sponsor national conferences.
Working with AESA offers a level of access and visibility not afforded by any other national association. There are 553 service agencies with over 100,000 employees in 44 states; AESA is in the position to reach 11,700 (79%) of the public school districts, 22,710 (83%) of the private schools, 2,160,955 (79%) certified teachers, and 2,018,888 (80%) non-certified school employees, and well over 40,732,954 (80%) public and private school students. Including administrators, administrative support staff, instructional coordinators, principals, assistant principals, school librarians and support staff, instructional aides, guidance counselors, and other support and service staff members. Source: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Common Core of Data Survey.
ESAs are in face-to-face contact with nearly every superintendent and staff of local schools on a weekly/monthly basis. As a result, ESA staffs are acutely aware of the needs and problems faced by local public school districts, as well as private and parochial schools in their area, and other youth service agencies.