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100 GradNation Community Summits Completed

March 17, 2017

America’s Promise believes that true change happens at the local level. So when we launched the GradNation Community Summits initiative in 2013, we wanted to support and fuel collaborative, community-based efforts to raise high school graduation rates and increase post-secondary enrollment.
What’s Working: In Chicago, Smart Use of Data Works to Get More Young People ‘To&Through’ College

March 13, 2017

This article is part of the “What’s Working” series, which highlights promising practices for helping to close the graduation gap in communities and states across the country. When Gregory Jones took over in 2012 as principal of Kenwood Academy, an 1800-student high school on Chicago’s south side, its students were completing high school at a higher rate than the citywide average—yet almost a third of them were failing to graduate.
Funding Opportunities

March 08, 2017

The following grants and funding opportunities are currently accepting applicants. These grants are not offered through America's Promise Alliance, but they each relate to our Five Promises. If you have questions about these opportunities, please follow the links provided in each item.

Type: News

campaigns & initiatives: GradNation Campaign

Access is Not Enough - Community Leader Spotlight with Michael Conway, Center for Powerful Public Schools

February 27, 2017

“Student genius.” Those are the two words that inspireMike Conway, a senior education specialist and director of Engineering Environmental Innovation (EEI) at Center for Powerful Public Schools, a nonprofit dedicated to equity, access, and choice in public districts and schools.
What’s Working: How Five Governors Plan to Raise High School Graduation Rates

February 22, 2017

Raising high school graduation rates, research shows, is one of the best investments a state can make in K-12 education. So how many governors are taking it seriously?
What One St. Louis Youth Learned from Beating the Odds

February 21, 2017

In a country where only 6 percent of the science, math, and technology workforce is African American—and even fewer are African American women—Harris has a bachelor’s in civil engineering and a job with a women-owned engineering firm in St. Louis.
America’s Promise Alliance Welcomes Solutions for Progress

February 16, 2017

America’s Promise is excited to announce that Solutions for Progress has joined America’s Promise Alliance as a national partner. Solutions for Progress (SfP) is a private-sector benefits corporation, based in Philadelphia, that delivers practical, cloud-based services to directly assist low- and moderate-income individuals and families to move sustainably out of poverty.

Type: News

promises: A Healthy Start, Caring Adults, Safe Places

campaigns & initiatives: GradNation Campaign

America’s Promise Alliance Welcomes Alliances for Psychosocial Advancements in Living

February 16, 2017

America’s Promise Alliance is excited to welcome Alliances for Psychosocial Advancements in Living as a national partner.

Type: News

promises: Caring Adults

campaigns & initiatives: GradNation Campaign

Funding Opportunities

February 08, 2017

The following grants and funding opportunities are currently accepting applicants. These grants are not offered through America's Promise Alliance, but they each relate to our Five Promises. If you have questions about these opportunities, please follow the links provided in each item.

Type: News

campaigns & initiatives: GradNation Campaign

The Most Important Gift My Mentor Gave Me

January 26, 2017

January is National Mentoring Month, and to celebrate, we asked one young person to reflect on what having a mentor means to her. For more stories and information about the importance of mentors, check out Five Ways to Get Involved with National Mentoring Month.

Type: News

promises: Caring Adults, Safe Places

campaigns & initiatives: GradNation Campaign