Founded in 2011, Aligned assembled key civic leaders, businesses and dedicated community leaders to strategically focus to ensure businesses and policymakers work together to foster students’ achievement and economic development.


Your opportunity: Equip students to succeed in your organization and the workforce of tomorrow. The time is now for business leaders to take an active seat at the table. It’s time to leverage research, advocacy, and a coalition of businesses to deliver educational solutions to students in our communities. Aligned acts as the intermediary partnering with business leaders, educators, and legislators to shape/fuel our future workforce. Students\\’ future success hinges on strategic investments and collaboration today from all 3 of these leadership groups to collaborate and craft solutions for education reform. Now is the time to promote a real understanding of what a successful workplace future looks like and how we can achieve it by working together to prioritize education. Working with Aligned, your investment will: 

1.       Empower students to access the necessary skills and opportunities that will lead to student academic achievement and future workplace success.

2.       Promote purposeful community partnerships between stakeholders in business, education, and government.

3.       Advance agile, responsive education systems and build robust and reliable pipelines of talented people ready to confront the future of work.

 Our Result: Together, we can ensure students are equipped to enter tomorrow\\’s workforce with the durable skills to succeed in their careers—and a mindset of lifelong learning that endures.

Services Provided

Advocacy & Public Policy

  • Community Involvement (Specialty)
  • Federal Business Issues (Specialty)
  • Kansas Business Issues (Specialty)
  • Legislative Issues (Specialty)

Business Planning

  • Business Plan Consulting & Development (Specialty)
  • Feasibility Studies (Specialty)
  • Market Research (Specialty)


  • Feasibility Studies (Specialty)

Economic & Property Development

  • Legislative Agendas (Specialty)

Internship Programs & Student Services

  • Kauffman Entrepreneurial Internship Program (Specialty)

Nonprofit Development

  • Strategic Planning (Specialty)
  • Human Resources (Specialty)
Contact Information
Tom Jones
22052 W 66th Street
Shawnee, KS 66226