Acknowledge Alliance was founded in 1994 as The Cleo Eulau Center to help children rebound from adversity by nurturing their individual strengths and resilience.

Cleo Eulau was a distinguished clinical social worker whose celebrated career spanned decades of service in the mental health field. She was the first woman and first non-psychiatrist to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award from the department of psychiatry at Stanford University as well as the recipient of numerous other awards and recognitions. She also served as an inspiration, mentor and role model to countless mental health professionals.

The Cleo Eulau Center was established by a dynamic group of Cleo’s colleagues and former students to honor her lifelong commitment to support at-risk youth in achieving productive and happy lives. At the heart of the agency was to acknowledge that every child has the ability to succeed and thrive and that everyday interactions between adults and kids are central to the positive development of each child.

Today, Acknowledge Alliance strives to further Cleo’s dedication to excellence through our innovative programs and highly qualified staff and board with expertise in the fields of mental health, education and program management. We serve K-12 public and private schools in the Greater Bay Area and Silicon Valley, but our discoveries can apply to school communities nationwide.

Acknowledge Alliance is honored to continue Cleo’s legacy, and we are committed to uphold the ideals that she embodied. She will forever be the heart of the agency and the enduring inspiration for our work.