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September 22, 2016
As a homeless student, icebreakers were always tough for me. If my classmates asked about my family or tried to organize sleepovers, I couldn’t tell them that me and my younger sister didn’t have a place to live. I was afraid that if they knew, they would take her away from me.
News Articles about what’s working to improve kid’s lives.
January 13, 2017
As part of the America’s Promise Community Spotlight Series, designed to help you connect to and learn from your peers in the GradNation Learning Community, we asked Dreama Gentry what she’s excited about, what she’s most proud of, and what she’s learned during her work at Berea College.
January 11, 2017
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.
Opinion Insights from thought leaders
January 11, 2017
I am a low-income, first-generation college student. My Vietnamese parents work strenuous hours in factories as assembly workers, rolling paper to adorn the windows of stores and making batteries to power electronics, all to make ends meet for our family.
January 09, 2017
As a child, I knew certain streets were dangerous, that police could not be trusted, and that stepping on someone’s shoes on the bus could get you killed. Community violence was normal to me, but not to my peers at school.
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December 07, 2016
Study looks closely at pipeline from high school to postsecondary education completion for three cohorts of young adults
November 21, 2016
Investigadores del Center for Promise de la Universidad de Boston dan a conocer la primera evaluación de su tipo liderada por jóvenes sobre los obstáculos para el bienestar
November 16, 2016
Center for Promise researchers at Boston University release first-of-its-kind youth-led assessment of obstacles to wellness