All press releases issued by America’s Promise Alliance
August 20, 2007
ALEXANDRIA, Va. – To help ensure that its work is aligned with the primary needs and concerns of the nation’s young people, America's Promise Alliance (the Alliance) today announced its 2007 Youth Partnership Team (YPT) roster. This select group of diverse young leaders from around the country provides important insight and guidance on issues affecting them and their peers.
August 09, 2007
ALEXANDRIA, VA – The America’s Promise Alliance (the Alliance) today announced it has been selected the sole beneficiary of an upcoming international charity eBay auction sponsored by cable television network WE tv from August 12-22 featuring a one-of-a-kind Lady Diana Princess of Wales evening gown valued at more than $300,000. The blue chiffon gown designed by Catherine Walker was worn by Princess Diana to the Cannes Film Festival in 1987 and to the opening of Miss Saigon in 1989.
August 01, 2007
NASHVILLE – During closing ceremonies today at the America’s Promise Alliance’s (the Alliance) 2007 Regional Best Practice Forum, Alignment Nashville announced it will host a local summit designed to focus efforts on supporting Metro Nashville Public Schools’ work to increase the city’s high school completion rates. Currently, 25 percent of students nationally, compared to 32 percent in Nashville, fail to complete high school.
July 31, 2007
NASHVILLE – With research showing that when youth are provided with supportive home, school and community environments, their chances of success dramatically increase, the America’s Promise Alliance (the Alliance) is bringing its Regional Best Practice Forum to Nashville on July 31st and Aug. 1st.
July 27, 2007
ALEXANDRIA, VA –The America’s Promise Alliance (the Alliance) today announced the release of its second national research brief titled “The Promise Rich vs. The Promise Poor,” which examined the association between a family’s income and the presence of the Five Promises in their child’s life.
July 18, 2007
(ALEXANDRIA, VA) –The America’s Promise Alliance (the Alliance), today announced they have received a $400,000 grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation to help support its new 15 in 5 Campaign, which aims to improve the lives of 15 million disadvantaged young people over the next five years.
July 02, 2007
(ALEXANDRIA, VA)—Recognizing that issues which will determine the future success of our nation’s children – health care, quality education, safe places to live and learn – are important to voters, Democratic and Republican Presidential candidates shared their promises to our youth in a new video from the America’s Promise Alliance.
June 26, 2007
(ALEXANDRIA, VA) –To launch its next decade of action, the America’s Promise Alliance today announced the 15 in 5 campaign aimed at improving the lives of 15 million disadvantaged children over the next five years by providing them with more of the essential resources they need to succeed. The new initiative was unveiled at the Alliance’s 10th anniversary event in New York City by America’s Promise Founding Chair General Colin Powell and current Chair Alma Powell.
June 26, 2007
(ALEXANDRIA, VA)—America’s Promise Alliance announced today that The Vito Marcantonio School (PS/IS 50) in East Harlem, NY, has been awarded the $100,000 Colin and Alma Powell Legacy Award in recognition of the school’s commitment to and practice of its “whole student” philosophy of learning and living.
June 14, 2007
HOUSTON (June 14, 2007) – With research showing that when youth are provided with supportive home, school and community environments, their chances of success dramatically increase, the America’s Promise Alliance (the Alliance) is bringing its Regional Best Practice Forum to Houston on June 14th and 15th. At the forum, communities from across the country will share best practices, showing community leaders how to implement successful strategies, foster greater coll