2011 Competition Winners
In a celebration of America’s young people and the communities most dedicated to helping local youth graduate from high school, America’s Promise Alliance has announced the 2011 list of 100 Best Communities for Young People presented by ING. This year, more than 300 communities in all 50 states and Washington, D.C., were nominated for the competition. The winners come from 39 states. Twenty-two communities are now five-time winners and 29 communities are first-time recipients of the honor. They were chosen by a distinguished panel of judges that included some of the nation’s most well-known civic, business and nonprofit leaders.