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What’s Working: How Five Governors Plan to Raise High School Graduation Rates
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?
Wyman Center Climb Squared
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.
#Promise Chat on an Effective Education
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.
Solutions for Progress Squared
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
Alliances for Psychosocial Advancements in Living
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
5 Myths Squared
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
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. If you have questions about these opportunities, please follow the links provided in each item.
Institute for Children, Poverty, and Homelessness
America’s Promise is thrilled to announce that the Institute for Children, Poverty, and Homelessness (ICPH) has joined the alliance as a national partner.
Funding Opportunities
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.
Mentoring Blackboard Squared
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.
Homeless Squared
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.
Noel as a child
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.
Milwaukee Squared
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.
Lorian OH Squared
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.
Northfield Squared
The summit, which was convened by the Northfield Healthy Community Initiative, continued in that spirit of thinking through responsibility, relationships, and action steps, as the Northfield community examines how to better align its various stakeholders and interests in the common goal of seeing improved outcomes for young people.
Gradcel Squared
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.