C. Frederick Wehba is proud to be a board member for the Alliance College-Ready Public Schools, a non-profit charter management organization that operates a network of small high-performing 9-12 and 6-8 public schools in historically underachieving and low income communities in California.

 

Alliance schools significantly outperform traditional public schools in preparing students to enter and succeed in college. They use an educational model based on high expectations of students, small and personalized campuses, a longer school year and a longer instructional day, a team of highly effective teachers and principals, and parents as partners in their child’s educational success.

Mr. Wehba was welcomed to the board because of his vast business background. He serves as Chairman of BentleyForbes, a California-based real estate development company. In this position, he contributes to the strategic development and oversight of the firm’s business goals and operational platform.

Mr. Wehba, along with members of the Wehba family, founded BentleyForbes in 1993. Since that time the firm has completed commercial real estate transactions valued in excess of $3.5 billion in markets across the U.S.

Before founding BentleyForbes he gathered nearly 40 years experience in several industry sectors, including retail services as a successful owner and operator of grocery stores in the Midwest, product manufacturing and commercial real estate as a private developer and investor.

A noted philanthropist, Mr. Wehba is currently serving or has served on the Board of Directors for the following organizations: The Boy Scouts of America, California Baptist University, In Christ Church, Westside Community Church, First Baptist of Beverly Hills, The Institute for Social and Economic Policy in the Middle East – part of the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, The Dove Foundation, The Associates For Breast Cancer Studies – part of John Wayne Cancer Institute, in addition to the Alliance.

The vision for Alliance schools is that they will consistently demonstrate student readiness for success in college by achieving an annual academic growth rate of 1 to 1.5 years in student results on state academic standards; by increasing student performance on college-readiness indicators including SAT, ACT, and EAP exams; by achieving a 100% success rate on passing high school exit exams; by dramatically reducing dropout rates to 0%, by ensuring that less than 15% of students need remedial English or Math in college. 100% of our middle school students will demonstrate readiness for high school by culminating eighth grade having taken and passed Algebra.