Opinion

Insights from thought leaders working to improve the lives of America’s Youth

Chris Chatmon

Chris Chatmon

Executive Director OUSD's Office of African American Male Achievement
In partnership with America’s Promise Alliance Oakland’s Unified School District’s (OUSD) Office of African American Male Achievement (AAMA) is planning to work with local youth, community members, or
Paul Allvin

Paul Allvin

You may have noticed that America’s Promise Alliance is sporting a new look these days.
Oscar Cruz

Oscar Cruz

president & CEO Families In Schools
On October 30, 2014 Families In Schools, with the support of the James Irvine Foundation, and America’s Promise Alliance, along with premier sponsor AT&T, will present the Alliance 2014 summit, th
Roger Weissberg

Roger Weissberg

Chief Knowledge Officer CASEL
October is National Bullying Prevention Month. What may seem like “playground politics” to some, actually has negative effects on the academic and emotional well-being of involved students.
Edna Jackson

Edna Jackson

Mayor Savannah
As Mayor, I see our young people not just as an important part of our city’s current vital and diverse community, but as the future citizens who will shape tomorrow’s social and economic landscape in
Alma Powell
Chair America's Promise Alliance
What a week this is for America’s Promise Alliance, beginning with a few people in the White House and ending with a nationwide call to action on American Graduate Day. On Monday, a small group of le
President & CEO, America's Promise Alliance
President & CEO America's Promise Alliance
Today is a very special day for America's Promise Alliance.
David Shapiro
CEO MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership
What if I told you that a caring adult in the life of a young person has the power to change the culture of schools and the fabric of communities by helping to reduce chronic absence?
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Lester Strong

CEO AARP Experience Corps
When kids are absent from school for a day, they miss valuable time and lessons in the classroom. When they come back, they have to catch up.
Evelyne Santiago

Evelyne Santiago

AmeriCorps member City Year in Los Angeles, CA
I met Brenda my first week as a Corps member with City Year Los Angeles.  My job was to focus on improving Attendance, Behavior, and Course Performance. As tutors, mentors and role models, City Year AmeriCorps members provide capacity that helps schools meet students’ individual needs.
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Bethiel Girma Holton

National Director of Student Engagement City Year
Last year City Year AmeriCorps member Rebecca Leclerc worked with a fifth grader named Joseph* at the Trotter Innovation School in Boston.
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Michael Minks

Director of Communications & Development YSA(Youth Service America)
The first few weeks of a new school year can be both exciting and challenging.