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Six Steps to Implementing Restorative Practices

August 14, 2018

In all the talk about the importance of reducing suspensions and other exclusionary discipline practices in schools, one question looms large for most educators and administrators: What do we do instead? For many people, part of the answer lies in restorative practices.
Executive Assistant, Office of the President

August 13, 2018

DATE REVISED: August 8, 2018DEPARTMENT: Office of the PresidentPOSITION TITLE: Executive AssistantSUPERVISION RECEIVED: Direct Report to Sr. Director, Executive Operations & EventsSUPERVISION EXERCISED: [None]

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Senior Director, Communications

August 13, 2018

Position Description Position Description: As part of a fully integrated communications team, the Senior Director of Communications reports to the Vice President of Communications & External Relations and will contribute to the development, direction and implementation of the overall communications strategy for America’s Promise, its campaigns and initiatives as well the Center for Promise (research institute at Boston University).

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Manager, Resource Development

August 13, 2018

About America's Promise Alliance For more than 20 years, America’s Promise Alliance has led the nation’s largest network of institutions, communities and individuals working to improve the lives of young people. By activating our network of more than 450 national partners, 200 communities and 100,000 individuals representing every state in the nation, America’s Promise works to put more children and youth on a pathway to adult success and mobilize more people to make that pathway possible.

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Communications Associate

August 13, 2018

Position Description America's Promise Alliance’s communications associate is a proactive, task-driven and detail-oriented team player who reports directly to the Vice President of Communications and External Relations and the Vice President of Marketing and Digital Strategy.

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Funding Opportunities

August 09, 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.
What Advice Would You Give Yourself as a College Freshman?

August 09, 2018

If you could go back in time and give just one piece of advice to yourself as a college freshman, what would it be? That’s the question the staff here at America’s Promise answered. As millions of young people prepare to enter their freshman year of college this summer, we wanted to reflect on what we wish we had known.  So here are a few pieces of meaningful advice we would give ourselves —and by extension, to all the nervous and excited soon-to-be college freshmen out there right now.  

Type: News

promises: Caring Adults, Effective Education

campaigns & initiatives: GradNation Campaign

Youth Voice: Detention Never Stopped Me from Cutting Class. Here’s What Did.

August 08, 2018

For youth to succeed in education, we need a shelter over our heads, we need food in our bodies, and we need a community. So make sure a student’s basic needs are met before you send them to detention or punish them.
The Underrated Healing Power of a Healthy Relationship

August 08, 2018

For centuries, religion and science have regularly found themselves at odds in defining the essential truths of our world—a debate that, of course, continues today. So, we should take note when distinguished leaders in those two, often-conflicting domains find themselves arriving at the same conclusion about a fundamental question: how do we out more struggling young people on a path toward success?

Type: Opinion

promises: Caring Adults

Action Platform: Caring Adult Relationships

“Why Do the White Teachers Always Quit?"

August 07, 2018

Students began listing the names of teachers who had left in the middle of the year, all of them white. Ninety-eight percent of students were children of color, mostly Latino, and 86 percent qualified for free or reduced-priced lunch. It had not escaped them that the majority of teachers who had quit did not look like them.

Type: Opinion

promises: Effective Education, Caring Adults

campaigns & initiatives: GradNation Campaign