June 12, 2017
America’s Promise Alliance is thrilled to announce that Nationals Youth Baseball Academy has joined the alliance as a national partner.
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.
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.
At STRIVE International, Harlem Youth Get the Skills and Support they Need to Land a Job—and Keep It
May 19, 2017
STRIVE’s newest venture, Serve UP Harlem, prepares youth for careers in hospitality. This story is part of a series on the innovative ways that 2016 Youth Opportunity Fund community partners, supported by America’s Promise Alliance and the Citi Foundation, are placing low-income young adults on a path toward career success.
May 18, 2017
Caring adults are the core of Colorado Uplift’s work, which serves Denver’s at-risk and disconnected youth by connecting them with long-term and life-changing mentors. What makes these mentors special? They are employed as full-time staff members and available to help 24/7/365.
May 15, 2017
This story is part of the “90 for All” series, which examines the challenges facing traditionally underserved students, particularly low-income and homeless students, English language learners, students of color, and students with disabilities. One in five students in Massachusetts is classified as FLNE, a student whose First Language is not English. Even though Massachusetts has increased its high school graduation rate from just below 80 percent to 86 percent in recent years—one of the highest in the country—the rate for FLNE students is only 70 percent.
May 04, 2017
For the second year in a row, the United States remains off pace to reach a 90 percent on-time high school graduation rate by 2020, according to the 2017 Building a Grad Nation report.
April 26, 2017
How much adversity is too much? Are some worse then others? How does the amount and type of adversity affect young people’s lives? These are the questions explored in a recent report from the Center for Promise, Barriers to Success: Moving Toward a Deeper Understanding of Adversity’s Effects on Adolescents. Analyzing three existing data sets, researchers assessed a select group of Adverse Life Experiences (ALEs) and the role they play in youth outcomes.
The Key to Success is Community Voice: Community Leader Spotlight with Hilda Ramirez, Latino Education Institute
April 21, 2017
Hilda Ramirez strongly believes that “the answers to the problems that communities face lies within the people who are affected by the challenges.” Ramirez is the assistant director of the Latino Education Institute of Worcester State University, a partnership of community leaders that provides outcome-based development programs in education, literacy, leadership, civic engagement, and health.
Say Yes to Education and America’s Promise Alliance Join Forces to Help Communities Prepare All Students For Higher Education
April 17, 2017
Say Yes to Education and America’s Promise Alliance, two nonprofit organizations with a half century of experience between them, today announced the formation of an institute that will bring together the best thinking, latest research and field-tested strategies to support communities seeking to help more students get on a path to success in higher education and beyond.