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The Limits that Language and Assumptions Place on Young People with Disabilities

July 11, 2017

When Tiffany Yu was only 9 years old, she was in a car accident that changed her life in two inalterable ways. First, Yu suffered severe nerve damage that limits the use of her right arm to this day, a condition called brachial plexus palsy.
A Security Guard, a Flyer, and a Second Chance

July 10, 2017

Esperanzita Castillo, 20, dropped out of school when she was in the sixth grade. By September of 2015, she was out of school, out of work, and seemingly out of options. And then, a security guard at a local career service center handed her a flyer for a program that would change her life.
Why Students Need More than One Pathway to Success

June 28, 2017

America’s Promise Alliance hosted the Twitter chat, an ongoing series focused on the Five Promises, the fundamental resources all children need to succeed—caring adults, safe places, a healthy start, effective education, and opportunities to serve. 
Tailored Approaches to Help English Learners Graduate

June 28, 2017

In a Center for Promise study released this spring, an important finding emerged: Students whose first language is not English (FLNE) are not a homogenous group. But schools are often tasked with treating this dynamic group of students as if they are all the same.
How One High School Defied the Odds to Have Every Graduate Accepted to College

June 22, 2017

Ballou High School in Washington, D.C., made national headlines when 100 percent of their 190 seniors applied to college and got accepted. School officials and students discussed the keys to their success at an event celebrating their success on June 15.
An Investment in Students is an Investment in Communities: Community Leader Spotlight with Nancy Leopold

June 19, 2017

Turning dreams of college into reality is the foundation of CollegeTracks’ work, a nonprofit organization that helps students manage the challenges of the college experience so they persist, graduate, and find a path that allows them to achieve independence, support families, and give back to the community. 
America’s Promise Alliance Welcomes Comfort Cases

June 15, 2017

Comfort Cases is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides children ages 0-21 who are in the foster care system with a case filled with essential and comfort items. They primarily serve families and communities in Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Virginia and hope to provide needed support to foster kids across the country in the years ahead.
America’s Promise Alliance Welcomes College in High School Alliance

June 15, 2017

The College in High School Alliance (CHSA) is a coalition of leading national and state organizations committed to policies that support high-quality dual enrollment, concurrent enrollment, and early college high schools. Their lead members include Bard College, Jobs for the Future, Knowledge Works, Middle College National Consortium, and National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships.

Type: News

promises: Caring Adults

campaigns & initiatives: GradNation Campaign, National Alliance

America’s Promise Alliance Welcomes the National Resilience Institute

June 12, 2017

America’s Promise Alliance is thrilled to announce the National Resilience Institute has joined the alliance as a national partner.
America’s Promise Alliance Welcomes Nationals Youth Baseball Academy

June 12, 2017

America’s Promise Alliance is thrilled to announce that Nationals Youth Baseball Academy has joined the alliance as a national partner.