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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

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.
24/7/365: Community Leader Spotlight with Victor Nellum of Colorado Uplift

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.

Type: News

promises: Caring Adults, Opportunities to Help Others

campaigns & initiatives: GradNation Campaign

Three Things that Can Make or Break FLNE Students’ Success

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.
What’s Working: Six Ways to 90

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.
When it Comes to Adversity, New Study Finds that Some Experiences Carry More Weight than Others

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.