GradNation Communities are at the front line of efforts to help young people succeed in school, work and life. They are part of an initiative launched in September 2011 to recognize communities across the nation for their efforts in support of our GradNation campaign. GradNation Communities not only participate in the campaign but also benefit from it.

 

About the Initiative

Communities that join the GradNation Communities Network are committed to ending the high school dropout crisis that affects one in five of our public school children. These communities are at the front line of efforts to help young people succeed in school, work and life. They are part of an initiative launched in September 2011 to recognize communities across the nation for their efforts in support of our GradNation campaign.

Benefits for Communities

Participants in the GradNation Communities Network receive a variety of support and services to help end the dropout crisis, including recognition, access to knowledge and communication tools, professional development, technical assistance, funding opportunities when available and opportunities for networking with other communities and Alliance Partners.

List of Communities

Communities, from neighborhoods to cities, can play a vital role in bringing together people from all walks of life to create local solutions to the dropout crisis. To date, the following communities have joined the GradNation Communities Network and committed to being part of the Alliance's GradNation campaign, helping move America toward becoming a nation of graduates.

Priorities for Action

America’s Promise Alliance has developed the following list of priorities for action to help communities that join the GradNation Communities Network focus their local efforts. The list draws from a variety of sources, including the 10 indicators that predict student success and the Five Promises, which are the fundamental resources that children and youth need to succeed. Communities are asked to select up to three of these priorities for action as part of their commitment to the GradNation campaign. The priority areas selected by communities will also help America's Promise direct appropriate support to community collaboratives and support local work to raise high school graduation rates.

Community Application

We encourage all communities to join the GradNation Communities Network, where you can not only participate in the GradNation campaign but also benefit from it.