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Resources and Relationships: Community Leader Spotlight with Communities In Schools of Charlotte-Mecklenburg

November 28, 2017

Molly Shaw serves as executive director of Communities In Schools of Charlotte-Mecklenburg, an affiliate of the national Communities In Schools (CIS) network, an organization dedicated to keeping kids in school and helping them succeed
Hispanic/Latino Students Lead in High School, But Fall Behind in College. Why?

October 31, 2017

Two studies have been circulating the news lately that, at first glance, seem to directly contradict each other. One touts low high school dropout rates and higher college enrollment rates for Hispanic/Latino students, while another explores a more troubling fact: they may be enrolling in college, but they’re having a hard time finishing. Here’s why.
Youth Leader Spotlight with Maria Salmeron

October 26, 2017

“My advice for adults would be to foster healthy, supportive, and trustworthy relationships with young people from the beginning. Once the trust is there, adults can mentor young people in finding their passion and guide them through the process of developing into successful young adults.”
What’s Working: Could Better Data Improve Youth Employment?

October 18, 2017

If you had a million dollars, how would you use it to help young people find jobs? If you could change or create one policy to support youth employment, what would it be? Youth development experts tackled these questions at the 11th Annual JAG National Thought Leader Event on Oct. 11.
Lesson from National Nonprofit: To Lift Children Out of Poverty, Empower their Parents

October 05, 2017

Research shows that programs make more progress when they involve parents or caregivers. Yet not every organization that wants to impact kids works with and for parents. Why not? Here’s a look at some of the challenges—and a few solutions.
Change Moves at the Speed of Trust: Community Leader Spotlight with Sara Carter

September 26, 2017

As Youth Thrive’s director of operations, Sara Carter works with a variety of community partners to reach more youth in North Carolina’s Wake County by increasing communication, identifying gaps, and aligning resources for youth programs and services.
What’s Working: How Oregon and Ohio Are Winning the Fight Against Chronic Absence

September 20, 2017

A rural school district embracing the culture of native families in Oregon and a professional football team showing up at kids’ doors in Ohio—these are just two of the creative ways states and communities are fighting chronic absence, as featured in a new report by Attendance Works titled, Portraits of Change: Aligning School and Community Resources to Reduce Chronic Absence.

Type: News

promises: Caring Adults, Safe Places

campaigns & initiatives: GradNation Campaign

America’s Promise Welcomes 10 New Partners

September 18, 2017

From an online community dedicated to supporting foster youth to an organization focused on ending bullying, nine new organizations have joined America’s Promise Alliance as partners this month. Find more information on their goals, missions, and efforts below.
How to Find Out if Your High School Students Are Ready for Their Future

September 06, 2017

The world of education and work continues to shift, and so do student perceptions about these areas. That’s why the Research Consortium on Career Pathways & 21st Century Skills is collaborating on a survey research project focused on high school students’ perceptions of Career Paths and 21st Century Skills.
“All-out Community Promise:” Community Leader Spotlight with Stephannie Finley

August 28, 2017

Stephannie Finley is the Executive Director of University of Colorado Colorado Springs’ University Partnerships and Public Policy. She helps link the university and members of the business, education, and nonprofit communities, along with working on regional priorities with UCCS' community partners.