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Who’s Missing?

May 24, 2018

Nearly half a million children go missing every year in the United States, according to the most recent data available from the FBI. Specifically, the Department of Justice’s Office of Public Affairs confirmed that there were 464,324 children entries in the FBI’s National Crime Information Center in 2017, a number that hasn’t changed drastically in recent years.
Associate, Strategic Initiatives and Partnerships

May 23, 2018

Opening – May 2018

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Community Leader Spotlight: Communities In Schools of the Nation’s Capital

May 22, 2018

Ashley Lyles attributes her success in life to the teachers, family, and mentors that have supported her along the way—which is why she has dedicated her own life to paying it forward and working with youth so they may have hopes for a bright future. 

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promises: Effective Education

campaigns & initiatives: GradNation Campaign

Youth Speak Out at the Atlantic Education Summit

May 21, 2018

“I’ve always thought that we need to prepare our students for the world, but I’m learning so quickly that we need to prepare the world for our students,” said Christina Cody, a science teacher and founder of the youth health initiative FIT2gether, at the recent Atlantic Education Summit.

Type: News

Why Pathways Matter

May 17, 2018

When America’s Promise talks about pathways, we’re often talking about the experiences, programs, or initiatives that help prepare young people for life after high school—often while they’re still in it. Since pathways are a key part of our GradNation Action Platform, and because it’s a term we use quite a lot, we think it’s worth exploring a little more.
Manager, Strategic Initiatives and Partnerships

May 16, 2018

Opening – May 2018

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Funding Opportunities

May 15, 2018

The following grants and funding opportunities are currently accepting applicants. These grants are not offered through America's Promise Alliance, but they each relate to our Five Promises. If you have questions about these opportunities, please follow the links provided in each item.
Building on Parkland to Sustain Youth Voice

May 15, 2018

How can youth-serving organizations and adult allies ensure that the energy around youth voice continues long after the current moment has passed? How can organizations that serve youth better empower young people to voice their opinions and ideas on the issues that affect them the most?

Type: News

D.C. Youth Reporters Get the Inside Scoop on Promise Night

May 15, 2018

“Young people have such unlimited potential,” Promise of America Honoree Sandra Samuels said in an interview at fourth annual Promise Night. The student journalists from Eliot Hine Network conducting the interview certainly showed that to be the case.

Type: News

Michelle Obama Advises Future Freshmen: If You Fall Behind, Ask for Help.

May 10, 2018

At a loud and energetic College Signing Day in Philadelphia, celebrities, athletes, and politicians joined former First Lady Michelle Obama to celebrate graduating high school seniors who have chosen to continue on to higher education.

Type: News