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Why Pathways Matter

May 17, 2018

When America’s Promise talks about pathways, we’re often talking about the experiences, programs, or initiatives that help prepare young people for life after high school—often while they’re still in it. Since pathways are a key part of our GradNation Action Platform, and because it’s a term we use quite a lot, we think it’s worth exploring a little more.
Funding Opportunities

May 15, 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.
2013-2014 Annual BizWorld Report

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.
Three Stories to Share for National Volunteer Week

April 04, 2018

With National Volunteer Week around the corner (April 15-21), the Points of Light Foundation is shining a light on the people and causes that are making a difference and inspiring other people to give back.
Character is Everything

April 02, 2018

In Wintley Phipps’ remarkable career as a vocal artist, he has sung in front of six U.S. presidents, Nelson Mandela, Mother Teresa, and Oprah. As a minister, he’s delivered messages of equality and hope in almost every continent on the globe.
An Appetite for Service

March 22, 2018

America’s Promise Alliance is honoring Mr. and Mrs. Bradley for their work with a Promise of America award on April 18, and Gilbert currently serves as an America’s Promise youth trustee. In this Q&A, Gilbert asks the Bradleys about the challenges and rewards of philanthropy, their commitment to service, and what they see changing in education that excites them.
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.
Today's Entitled Youth

March 08, 2018

It’s a common, easy thing to dismiss young people who demand a better world than the one they were born into as arrogant, spoiled, and even naïve. Yet the Parkland students and too many other young people like them have survived extreme trauma and emerged braver, wiser, and more mature than anyone should have to be at their age. That does make them entitled—to share their story, get an education without fearing for their lives, and, one would hope, have adults listen.
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.