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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.
For this Community, Bilingualism is Not a Problem. It’s an Asset.

April 04, 2017

How can schools and communities create an inclusive environment for English-language learners? It starts by recognizing that bilingualism is an asset to be encouraged, not a problem to be solved.
Don’t Tell Youth How You Can Help. Ask Them.

March 28, 2017

As someone focused on supporting immigrant youth, Dr. Robert Ponichtera says that even though the young people he works with have many reasons to be fearful, he is continually inspired by their resilience. 
Funding Opportunities

March 21, 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

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?