All press releases issued by America’s Promise Alliance
April 17, 2008
WASHINGTON –America’s Promise Alliance (the Alliance) today announced the winners of the 2008 100 Best Communities for Young People (100 Best) grant program. This year’s grant pool totaled more than $300,000 and is designed to help communities serve more young people by providing financial support to programs that helped qualify some of these communities as a great place for young people to live.
April 01, 2008
America’s Promise Alliance Chair Alma Powell Announces Nationwide ‘Dropout Prevention Summits’; General Colin Powell Says Dropout Crisis Affects Economy and National Security
November 17, 2007
(ALEXANDRIA, VA)—America’s Promise Alliance (the Alliance) President and CEO Marguerite W. Kondracke gave the keynote address today at the first-ever DukeEngage “Big Event” meeting.
November 13, 2007
(ALEXANDRIA, VA)—America’s Promise Alliance (the Alliance) today announced that it will honor First Lady Laura Bush this evening with one of its National Promise of America Founders’ Awards (Founders’ Awards). Mrs. Bush will be recognized for her unwavering commitment to children and youth, particularly in the areas of education and literacy. During her tenure as First Lady, Mrs.
October 20, 2007
ALEXANDRIA, VA –The America’s Promise Alliance (the Alliance) today released “Under-Equipped and Unprepared: America’s Emerging Workforce and the Soft Skills Gap,” which finds that America’s young people do not have the “soft skills,” such as teamwork, conflict resolution, communication and leadership, that are necessary for success in the workforce.
October 11, 2007
WASHINGTON, DC—KABOOM!, a national non-profit that envisions a great place to play within walking distance of every child in America, today announced at the America’s Promise Alliance’s (the Alliance) 100 Best Communities for Young People National Forum in Washington, DC that the two organizations will team together to give a brand new community-built playground—valued at $70,000—to one of the Alliance’s 2008 100 Best Communities for Young People (100 Best).
October 09, 2007
October 01, 2007
ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The America's Promise Alliance (the Alliance) today announced the election of four new members to its Board of Directors. Joining the Board are Stephanie Bell-Rose, president of the Goldman Sachs Foundation and managing director of Goldman, Sachs & Co.; Neil Bush, chairman and CEO, Ignite! Inc.; Latasha Kinnard, member of the Alliance’s Youth Partnership Team and student at Washington University in St.
September 18, 2007
(ALEXANDRIA, VA) –The America’s Promise Alliance (the Alliance), today announced it has received a $250,000 grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to support its new national campaign, 15 in 5, which has a goal to improve the lives of 15 million disadvantaged young people over the next five years.