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Those are the two words that inspireMike Conway, a senior education specialist and director of Engineering Environmental Innovation (EEI) at Center for Powerful Public Schools, a nonprofit dedicated to equity, access, and choice in public districts and schools.

The following grants and funding opportunities are currently accepting applicants. These grants are not offered through America's Promise Alliance, but they each relate to our Five Promises.

Raising high school graduation rates, research shows, is one of the best investments a state can make in K-12 education. So how many governors are taking it seriously?
In a country where only 6 percent of the science, math, and technology workforce is African American—and even fewer are African American women—Harris has a bachelor’s in civil engineering and a job with a women-owned engineering firm in St. Louis.
Join America’s Promise Alliance, Center for Promise, Afterschool Alliance, and Ben Herold of Education Week on February 23 at 3-4 PM ET for an interactive Twitter chat on providing an #EffectiveEdu for youth through technology.

America’s Promise is excited to announce that Solutions for Progress has joined America’s Promise Alliance as a national partner.

America’s Promise Alliance is excited to welcome Alliances for Psychosocial Advancements in Living as a national partner.

In coming weeks, high school seniors hoping to join the ranks of the Class of 2021 in colleges and universities across the country will receive the admissions decisions that will chart the course o

The following grants and funding opportunities are currently accepting applicants. These grants are not offered through America's Promise Alliance, but they each relate to our Five Promises. If you have questions about these opportunities, please follow the links provided in each item.
America’s Promise is thrilled to announce that the Institute for Children, Poverty, and Homelessness (ICPH) has joined the alliance as a national partner.
The following grants and funding opportunities are currently accepting applicants. These grants are not offered through America's Promise Alliance, but they each relate to our Five Promises. If you have questions about these opportunities, please follow the links provided in each item.
January is National Mentoring Month, and to celebrate, we asked one young person to reflect on what having a mentor means to her. For more stories and information about the importance of mentors, check out Five Ways to Get Involved with National Mentoring Month.
In almost all public and nonprofit colleges and universities in Colorado, unaccompanied homeless youth can expect to find a caring adult trained in meeting homeless students’ needs. The state calls these adults “single points of contact”—SPOCs. Here’s some advice on how to replicate the model.
Walking into court for my very last time as a foster youth, I felt like I was getting a divorce from a system that I’ve been in a relationship with almost my entire life.
Much of the day’s conversation stemmed from the idea that young people have all the intelligence, creativity, and drive they need to be successful—unfortunately, adults (and society at large) often limit this independence or otherwise fail to provide the support that young people need to develop their own potential.
Sometimes progress is not a straight line to the top, but instead marked with twists and turns. That’s the case for Lorain County, whose on-time high school graduation rates slid from 81.4 percent in 2009 to 67.8 percent in 2013.