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America’s Promise believes that true change happens at the local level. So when we launched the GradNation Community Summits initiative in 2013, we wanted to support and fuel collaborative, community-based efforts to raise high school graduation rates and increase post-secondary enrollment.
When King Oquendo was in high school, he says he didn’t feel close to any of his teachers. So when he thought about dropping out, there was no one to stop him—except for his dad.
This article is part of the “What’s Working” series, which highlights promising practices for helping to close the graduation gap in communities and states across the country. When Gregory Jones took
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.
“Student genius.” 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. Solutions for Progress (SfP) is a private-sector benefits corporation
America’s Promise Alliance is excited to welcome Alliances for Psychosocial Advancements in Living as a national partner. The California-based organization helps interested learners expand their comm
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 of t
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.