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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

What’s Working: In Colorado, A Simple Approach Helps Homeless Students Succeed in College

January 25, 2017

In almost all public and nonprofit colleges and universities in Colorado, unaccompanied homeless youth can expect to find a caring adult trained in meeting homeless students’ needs. The state calls these adults “single points of contact”—SPOCs. Here’s some advice on how to replicate the model.
Milwaukee summit charges students to be change-makers—and for adults not to stand in their way

January 18, 2017

Much of the day’s conversation stemmed from the idea that young people have all the intelligence, creativity, and drive they need to be successful—unfortunately, adults (and society at large) often limit this independence or otherwise fail to provide the support that young people need to develop their own potential.
In Ohio’s Lorain County, ‘There is no greater gift to give a community than a higher graduation rate’

January 18, 2017

Sometimes progress is not a straight line to the top, but instead marked with twists and turns. That’s the case for Lorain County, whose on-time high school graduation rates slid from 81.4 percent in 2009 to 67.8 percent in 2013.
Northfield’s Promise to Young People

January 18, 2017

The summit, which was convened by the Northfield Healthy Community Initiative, continued in that spirit of thinking through responsibility, relationships, and action steps, as the Northfield community examines how to better align its various stakeholders and interests in the common goal of seeing improved outcomes for young people.
Funding Opportunities

January 11, 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

In Los Angeles, Environmental Challenges Meet Economic Opportunity for Young People

January 10, 2017

LA Conservation Corps provides 18- to 24-year-olds with job skills training, education, and work experience in environmental conservation and service projects. This story is part of a series on the innovative ways that 2016 Youth Opportunity Fund community partnersare placing low-income young adults on a path toward career success.
Before You Build Skills, Build Relationships

December 15, 2016

In an in-depth look at four workforce development and career readiness programs across the country, a new Center for Promise report demonstrates that building supportive relationships with young people is just as important as building their skills.

Type: News

campaigns & initiatives: Center for Promise, GradNation Campaign

Funding Opportunities

December 12, 2016

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, Youth Opportunity Fund