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Can Jobs Make Chicago Safer?

March 22, 2018

For many young men, joining a gang is their best option to survive. That’s why Chicago CRED works to provide “a pathway from the streets and into the legal economy” to combat gun violence in the city.

Type: News

TAG: Safe Schools

promises: Safe Places

campaigns & initiatives: GradNation Campaign

Action Platform: Youth Re-Engagement

How Teachers, Adults, and Legislators Can Respond to Student Homelessness

March 22, 2018

What should teachers do if they suspect a student might be homeless? What about non-educators? Better yet, what can governors and legislators do to fight youth homelessness on a broad scale in their states and communities?

Type: News

promises: Safe Places

Funding Opportunities

March 16, 2018

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.
America's Promise Honors Six Exceptional Leaders at Fourth Annual Promise Night Gala

March 16, 2018

America’s Promise Alliance will honor six exceptional leaders with its Promise of America and Promise Hero Awards on April 18.  The awards will be presented by General Colin L. Powell, USA (Ret) and Alma Powell, the founding chair and chair of America’s Promise, at the fourth annual Promise Night Gala which will be held at the Newseum in Washington, DC.
A Two-Generation Approach

March 07, 2018

"Parents are their children’s first teacher,” NAZ President and CEO Sondra Samuels says. “An army of empowered parents are also the fuel needed to put pressure on systems to remove barriers to their families’ overall success and their children’s academic and life success."
Trauma-Informed Care Initiatives Show Promise for Improving Practice in the Child Welfare System

March 06, 2018

Trauma Systems Therapy (TST) provides children’s care teams with the tools and knowledge they need to better care for children, as well as a common language for addressing trauma.
Advocates Set New Goal to Graduate 90 Percent of Homeless Students by 2030, Enroll 60 Percent in College by 2034

March 05, 2018

Homelessness (ICPH), Civic Enterprises and America’s Promise Alliance launched Education Leads Home, a first-of-its-kind national campaign focused exclusively on addressing the needs of the 1.3 million homeless students enrolled in America’s public schools.
Mentorships Critical to the Success of the 21st Century Workforce

February 28, 2018

America’s Promise and Milton Hershey School call on schools and other organizations to better collaborate by establishing partnerships that share knowledge, teach essential workplace skills, and create lifelong role models for the young people who make up our next workforce. We all have an obligation to prepare young adults for the competitive global job market they will enter post-graduation.
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
When Students Say #MeToo, Schools Don't Always Listen

February 21, 2018

More than half of young people say they have experienced some form of sexual harassment in high school, yet schools often report zero instances of harassment—a figure experts say is “statistically impossible.” Why the disconnect between the data?

Type: News

TAG: Healthy Schools

promises: Safe Places

Action Platform: School Climate