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America’s Promise Alliance Welcomes Comfort Cases  Squared
Comfort Cases is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides children ages 0-21 who are in the foster care system with a case filled with essential and comfort items. They primarily serve families and communities in Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Virginia and hope to provide needed support to foster kids across the country in the years ahead.
America’s Promise Alliance Welcomes College in High School Alliance Squared
The College in High School Alliance (CHSA) is a coalition of leading national and state organizations committed to policies that support high-quality dual enrollment, concurrent enrollment, and early college high schools. Their lead members include Bard College, Jobs for the Future, Knowledge Works, Middle College National Consortium, and National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships.
America’s Promise Alliance Welcomes the National Resilience Institute Header Squared
America’s Promise Alliance is thrilled to announce the National Resilience Institute has joined the alliance as a national partner.
America’s Promise Alliance Welcomes Nationals Youth Baseball Academy squared
America’s Promise Alliance is thrilled to announce that Nationals Youth Baseball Academy has joined the alliance as a national partner.
Backpack on bench
The four students quoted in this story come from states across the country, but they all have two things in common: First, they used to be homeless. Second, they found a way to graduate high school and enroll in college anyway.
Afterschool Advocates Head to Capitol Hill to Fight for Federal Funding Squared
Afterschool advocates headed to Capitol Hill on June 6 and will return on June 7 for the annual Afterschool for All Challenge, led by the Afterschool Alliance, a national partner of America’s Promise.
Funding Squared
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.
Law Loving
When Law Loving was growing up in Northeast Tennessee, he saw a troubling trend taking place: Students were leaving high school without a plan, many of them incurring large amounts of student debt for career paths that weren’t a good fit, and many of them not starting down a path at all. In this Q&A with America’s Promise, Law Loving provides insight into the challenges and opportunities that come with growing up in a rural area.
At STRIVE International, Harlem Youth Get the Skills and Support they Need to Land a Job—and Keep It Squared
STRIVE’s newest venture, Serve UP Harlem, prepares youth for careers in hospitality. This story is part of a series on the innovative ways that 2016 Youth Opportunity Fund community partners, supported by America’s Promise Alliance and the Citi Foundation, are placing low-income young adults on a path toward career success.
24/7/365: Community Leader Spotlight with Victor Nellum of Colorado Uplift Squared
Caring adults are the core of Colorado Uplift’s work, which serves Denver’s at-risk and disconnected youth by connecting them with long-term and life-changing mentors. What makes these mentors special? They are employed as full-time staff members and available to help 24/7/365.
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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.
Three Things that Can Make or Break FLNE Students’ Success squared
This story is part of the “90 for All” series, which examines the challenges facing traditionally underserved students, particularly low-income and homeless students, English language learners, studen
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Urban Upbound recently launched a program that prepares young adults living in New York City public housing developments for careers in the city’s growing construction sector. This story is part of a series on the innovative ways that 2016 Youth Opportunity Fund community partners, supported by America’s Promise Alliance and the Citi Foundation, are placing low-income young adults on a path to career success.
To Fight Climate Change, Government Agency Empowers Teens to Lead the Charge Squared
Young people are not educated enough about climate change, and neither are adults. This was the conclusion that a group of high schoolers from across the country (and one from Canada) presented during a 4-H briefing held at the United States Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA/USDA) on March 28.
What’s Working: Six Ways to 90 Header Squared
For the second year in a row, the United States remains off pace to reach a 90 percent on-time high school graduation rate by 2020, according to the 2017 Building a Grad Nation report.
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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.