April 06, 2018
This study evaluates the effectiveness of early entrepreneurship education, not only confirmed critical skill-set development but also found that these skills are best cultivated between the ages of 11 and 12, the same age-group served by the BizWorld program.
March 29, 2018
About America's Promise Alliance America’s Promise Alliance is the nation’s largest network dedicated to improving the lives of children and youth. Through its signature campaigns, America’s Promise harnesses the collective power of 450 national organizations, 200 communities, and more than 100,000 individuals to mobilize Americans to help create the conditions for success for all young people.
February 26, 2018
The Alliance forged with our national partners lies at the heart of America's Promise. We work to lead, inform, connect, and amplify the efforts of our partner organizations. From time to time, we want to check in on how we are doing, and how we can do better. It has been some time since we've conducted a comprehensive Partner Survey. And this time, we really want to dig in to understand how you see the Alliance, what you value most, and how we improve. Thank you, as always, for all your work to support children and youth, and thank you for completing this survey.
When Youth Feel Unsafe: Brief Insights on the Cognitive and Academic Effects of Exposure to Violence
February 22, 2018
This Point of View brief from the Center for Promise provides research insights on a particularly timely topic - violence in America's schools - that is impacting young people in America. Learn more about this topic by reading this brief
January 24, 2018
Program Purpose In 2010, America’s Promise, along with its campaign co-conveners, set the national goal of a 90 percent graduation rate by 2020 and created the GradNation campaign to mobilize efforts towards that goal.
January 24, 2018
Comprehensive community initiatives (CCIs) are a potentially promising way to organize supports throughout a community and have attracted interest from philanthropy and public policymakers. Sometimes referred to as cradle-to-career initiatives or collective impact, CCIs are locally organized, multi-sector collaborations that build local capacity and coordinate resources towards a common, population-level goal. Many CCIs facilitate collaboration among health, education, business, and community-based organizations to improve the overall health and wellbeing of people in the community.
Closing the Graduation Gap: Progress and Challenge in Raising High School Graduation Rates in Indiana
November 27, 2017
In 2015, Indiana had both the highest high school graduation rates of any state in the nation at 87.1 percent, and the narrowest graduation gap—4.5 percentage points—between low-income and non-low-income students. This happened in a state in which well more than one-third of the cohort of students were low-income. Indiana was also in the top five states for closing the graduation gap between all and low-income students from 2011 to 2015.
November 09, 2017
About America’s Promise Alliance: America’s Promise Alliance is the nation’s largest network dedicated to improving the lives of children and youth by raising awareness, supporting communities, and engaging in nonpartisan research and advocacy. Through our GradNation campaign, we harness the collective power of our partner network to mobilize Americans to end the high school dropout crisis and prepare young people for college and the 21st century workforce.