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Out of the hundreds of young people who have worked at Café Momentum, 89 percent have continued on a positive path and improved their lives, leaving the juvenile justice system behind them.
America’s Promise Alliance is happy to welcome Child’s World America to its alliance of national partners. A member-based nonprofit organization, Child’s World America promotes the appreciation of children’s perspectives and fosters a better understanding of childhood experience by facilitating collaboration and dialogue between individuals, professionals, and organizations committed to helping children.
Learning Heroes helps parents navigate the changes happening in classrooms across the country so they can help their children be successful in school. A project of the New Venture Fund, they provide resources and information for parents from some of the nation’s most well-respected education and parent organizations and work to provide parents with the tools they need to play an active role in their child’s education.
Can collective impact raise graduation rates? That’s the question representatives from two nonprofits, a government agency, and the private sector explored at this summer’s National Forum on Education Policy. The Education Commission of the States hosted the forum, holding up the GradNation State Activation Initiative as an example of what’s working to raise graduation rates at the state level.
The Minneapolis public school district is working on several fronts to make sure English-language learners (ELLs) feel that graduation and college are part of their futures.
LAYC’s promotores are mentors, case managers and advocates to young people, age 14 to 24, trying to navigate complicated, challenging lives.
It’s complicated. The new 2016 KIDS COUNT Data Book, an annual report on the status of the nation’s children from the Annie E. Casey Foundation, paints a mixed picture.
An independent evaluation of the Diplomas Now model shows that its approach can help middle school students increase their odds of graduating high school on time by reducing their number of early warning indicators.
If you’re an organization that prepares youth and young adults for the workforce, consider connecting the young people you know to LinkedIn for Good’s new Ambassador pilot program.
Sadly, there is no shortage of research showing that the United States has a long way to go to achieve equal opportunity for millions of students in K-12 classrooms. The latest data comes from a new report by the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights (OCR), which sheds light on some of the most problematic obstacles to equal opportunity in education.
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.
Center for Powerful Public Schools’ Engineering Environmental Innovation (EEI) program prepares high school students for careers in energy engineering and sustainability. This story is part of a series on the innovative ways that 2015 Youth Opportunity Fund grantees are supporting innovative and scalable programs that increase the employability of young people and connect them to economic opportunities in their cities. The $3 million Fund is led by the Citi Foundation and America’s Promise Alliance.
Pastor Samuel serves as the Executive Director of Congregations Organized for Prophetic Engagement (COPE) in San Bernardino, CA. COPE's call is to galvanize the collective will of more than 5,000 congregants throughout the Inland Empire to revitalize the communities in which they live, work, and worship. Pastor Casey has over 15 years of experience organizing faith leaders to engage in grassroots organizing efforts focused on education, prisoner reentry, and consumer advocacy. Pastor Casey formally led an empowerment program serving more than 500 at-risk youth in San Bernardino City Unified School District.
Pastor Samuel serves as the Executive Director of Congregations Organized for Prophetic Engagement (COPE) in San Bernardino, CA.
The number of homeless students in the United States has grown dramatically, and the majority of them aren’t getting the support they need to graduate high school, a new report found. Hidden in Plain Sight: Homeless Students in America’s Public Schools examines student homelessness through interviews and students with more than 200 young people who are or have been homeless.
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.