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America’s Promise Welcomes Five New Partners

December 08, 2017

From an online community dedicated to supporting foster youth to an organization focused on ending bullying, five new organizations have joined America’s Promise Alliance as partners this month. Find more information on their goals, missions, and efforts below.
Funding Opportunities

December 05, 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.
Five Must-Reads on Child and Youth Development

November 15, 2017

Experts now know more than ever about what causes young people to fall behind and what can keep them on track. In the report Our Work, America’s Promise analyzed what exactly the field of child and youth development has learned over the past two decades and compiled a list of must-reads for anyone interested in supporting positive outcomes for youth. Here are five to start.
America’s Promise Alliance Announces New Healthy Schools Fund

November 13, 2017

Washington, D.C. – America’s Promise Alliance, the nation's largest network dedicated to improving the lives of children and youth, is extending the America's Promise Healthy Schools Fund to communities working to create healthier school environments for all children.
Citi Foundation’s Youth Workforce Fund to Increase Access to Jobs, Including Apprenticeships and Internships, Among Youth

October 23, 2017

The Citi Foundation today announced the launch of the Youth Workforce Fund as part of its Pathways to Progress initiative to provide youth both in the U.S. and around the world with training and access to jobs. In partnership with America’s Promise Alliance, 15 nonprofit organizations across the United States will expand their programming to provide a range of employment opportunities in various areas including environmental sustainability to robotics and culinary arts to coding.
America’s Promise Alliance Welcomes New Board and Trustee Members

October 19, 2017

America’s Promise Alliance, the nation’s largest network dedicated to improving the lives of children and youth, has elected three members to its board of directors and appointed two members to its trustees.
Education's Greatest and Most Underutilized Natural Resource

October 17, 2017

My dad is a playwright. In the 70s in his native Chile, he was jailed as a political prisoner. His crime? He directed a play in protest of Pinochet’s dictatorship. After years of torture, he made it out alive. He was luckier than many. Even luckier, he met my mother while living in exile in Paris.
Youth Voice: How Young People Are Fighting Back Against Intolerance After Charlottesville

September 28, 2017

In all the outpouring of news and commentary that’s followed the violence in Charlottesville, there’s one story that’s been excluded: the flood of young people who are actively pushing back against intolerance and leading the charge for a more peaceful and welcoming world.   Today’s young people are
Change Moves at the Speed of Trust: Community Leader Spotlight with Sara Carter

September 26, 2017

As Youth Thrive’s director of operations, Sara Carter works with a variety of community partners to reach more youth in North Carolina’s Wake County by increasing communication, identifying gaps, and aligning resources for youth programs and services.
What’s Working: How Oregon and Ohio Are Winning the Fight Against Chronic Absence

September 20, 2017

A rural school district embracing the culture of native families in Oregon and a professional football team showing up at kids’ doors in Ohio—these are just two of the creative ways states and communities are fighting chronic absence, as featured in a new report by Attendance Works titled, Portraits of Change: Aligning School and Community Resources to Reduce Chronic Absence.