All press releases issued by America’s Promise Alliance
September 05, 2008
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July 17, 2008
Washington, DC—The America's Promise Alliance (the Alliance) today announced the election of two new members to its Board of Directors. Joining the 34-member Board are Dr. John Maupin, Jr., president, Morehouse School of Medicine; and Richard Stephens, senior vice president of human resources and administration, The Boeing Company.
July 10, 2008
WASHINGTON–The America’s Promise Alliance (the Alliance), today announced it has received a $1 million grant from the Peter G. Peterson Foundation to support work that will expand opportunities for children and youth—particularly middle and high school students—to learn more about finance and the nation’s fiscal stability and how they can become more financially responsible.
June 18, 2008
(WASHINGTON, DC)—America’s Promise Alliance (the Alliance) announced today that The Louisiana Children’s Museum in New Orleans will be awarded the second annual Colin and Alma Powell Legacy Award in recognition of the museum’s remarkable contributions to serving the children of New Orleans in the wake of the devastation of Hurricane Katrina.
June 18, 2008
(WASHINGTON, DC) –The America’s Promise Alliance (the Alliance) today announced that New Orleans has been named the first official “Promise Zone” bringing much needed support services to the city’s youth. As part of its 15 in 5 campaign to ensure that 15 million disadvantaged young people have access to more of the essential resources they need to graduate high school and succeed in college, work and life over the next five years, the Alliance will be establishing Promise Zones in 5 citie
June 03, 2008
Washington, DC – At a time when the nation’s youth are threatened by several societal factors, America's Promise Alliance (the Alliance) advocates change. Today, Alma Powell, the Alliance’s chair, addresses attendees of the 36th annual Southern Growth Policies Board (SGPB) conference, focusing on this year’s theme, “Youth – The Real Future of the South.”
May 05, 2008
WASHINGTON–The America’s Promise Alliance (the Alliance), today announced it has received a $1 million grant from the ING Foundation to help support its Dropout Prevention Campaign, which aims to reduce the nation’s high school dropout rates by hosting Dropout Prevention summits in all 50 states and 50 select communities over the next two years.
April 30, 2008
WASHINGTON–In its efforts to increase awareness of the high school dropout crisis in the U.S., the America’s Promise Alliance (the Alliance) earlier today partnered with the White House’s Office of Faith-Based Community Initiatives (OFBCI) to host a policy briefing titled “The Dropout Epidemic in the U.S.
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