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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.
Four College Students Share What it Was Like to be Homeless—and What they Learned from It

June 07, 2017

The four students quoted in this story come from states across the country, but they all have two things in common: First, they used to be homeless. Second, they found a way to graduate high school and enroll in college anyway.
For Youth in Rural America, Unique Challenges and Surprising Opportunity

May 25, 2017

When Law Loving was growing up in Northeast Tennessee, he saw a troubling trend taking place: Students were leaving high school without a plan, many of them incurring large amounts of student debt for career paths that weren’t a good fit, and many of them not starting down a path at all. In this Q&A with America’s Promise, Law Loving provides insight into the challenges and opportunities that come with growing up in a rural area.

Type: News

TAG: Recommit2Kids, Rural, STEM

promises: Effective Education, Caring Adults

campaigns & initiatives: GradNation Campaign