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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
Say Yes to Education and America’s Promise Alliance Announce Leadership for Weiss Institute

September 08, 2017

The Weiss Institute, a new nationwide partnership that helps local communities expand their capacity to support students as they prepare for college and other postsecondary education, announced today that it has selected Mary Anne Schmitt-Carey to be its first president.
Five Programs that Build Relationships

June 14, 2017

Whether it's a parent, mentor, guidance counselor, coach, or neighbor, a caring adult can serve as the primary line of defense against adversity in the lives of young people. This is why creating relationships and webs of support for youth is one of the three main focus areas in Our Work: A Framework for Accelerating Progress for Children and Youth in America.
The Power of Belonging

May 10, 2017

I recently joined former Education Secretary Arne Duncan and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and filmmaker Jose Antonio Vargas at the America’s Promise Alliance Summit for America’s Future for a discussion about the importance of young people feeling a sense of belonging.
In Parramore Kidz Zone, a Role Model for Community Collaboration

April 12, 2017

As part of its 20th anniversary celebration, America’s Promise is recognizing an organization that exemplifies how communities can collaborate to improve youth outcomes: The Parramore Kidz Zone (PKZ). The organization will receive the Powell Legacy Award—and a $50,000 donation—at the Recommit to Kids Summit on April 18.
For this Community, Bilingualism is Not a Problem. It’s an Asset.

April 04, 2017

How can schools and communities create an inclusive environment for English-language learners? It starts by recognizing that bilingualism is an asset to be encouraged, not a problem to be solved.
Youth Voice: The Meaning of Wellness Has Changed. The Community Needs to do the Same.

February 09, 2017

What are the biggest barriers to wellness young people face? The findings of a new five-city Center for Promise study of young people—by young people—might surprise you. Here’s one Philadelphia youth researcher’s perspective.
What Wellness Doesn’t Look Like: The Optics and Impact of Violence on Young People’s Health

January 09, 2017

As a child, I knew certain streets were dangerous, that police could not be trusted, and that stepping on someone’s shoes on the bus could get you killed. Community violence was normal to me, but not to my peers at school.

Type: Opinion

TAG: Special Populations

promises: Safe Places

campaigns & initiatives: Center for Promise

Year-end is Prime Time for Reflection

December 20, 2016

In 2016, I saw lots of possibility and lots of peril, too, and t fills me with a combination of hope and determination for the work ahead.
America's Promise #PromiseChat: Providing #SafePlaces for All Young People

December 08, 2016

Join America’s Promise Alliance for an interactive Twitter chat on providing #SafePlaces for youth.

Type: News

promises: Safe Places

campaigns & initiatives: Center for Promise