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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.
America’s Promise Alliance Welcomes College in High School Alliance

June 12, 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.

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America’s Promise Alliance Welcomes Comfort Cases

June 12, 2017

Comfort Cases is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides children ages 0-21 who are in the foster care system with a case filled with essential and comfort items. They primarily serve families and communities in Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Virginia and hope to provide needed support to foster kids across the country in the years ahead.
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.
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.
An Investment in Students is an Investment in Communities: Community Leader Spotlight with Nancy Leopold

June 19, 2017

Turning dreams of college into reality is the foundation of CollegeTracks’ work, a nonprofit organization that helps students manage the challenges of the college experience so they persist, graduate, and find a path that allows them to achieve independence, support families, and give back to the community. 
Community Leader Spotlight with Rev. Samuel Casey, ED of COPE in San Bernardino, CA

June 17, 2016

Pastor Samuel serves as the Executive Director of Congregations Organized for Prophetic Engagement (COPE) in San Bernardino, CA.
Q&A Corner: MENTOR's President and CEO, David Shapiro

November 15, 2016

David Shapiro is the President and CEO of MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership, one of America’s Promise’s founding partners. His long-term personal and professional commitment to the mentoring field makes him a standout among nonprofit leaders. In this interview, David shares about why this work is so important to him.

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Caring relationships create significant outcomes

November 15, 2016

This week, the MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership, a founding partner of America’s Promise Alliance, released The Mentoring Effect: Young People’s Perspectives on the Outcomes and Availability of Mentoring. It is the first-ever nationally representative survey that examines the effect of mentoring on youth, their aspirations and achievements, and the community around them; it also highlights a substantial mentoring gap that exists today, especially for at-risk youth.

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General Powell asks you to invest in young people, become a mentor

November 15, 2016

As part of National Mentoring Month Gen. Powell did a PSA, with a request of you: become a mentor to a young person in your community.

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