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June 28, 2019
The heartbreaking photo of Oscar Alberto Martinez Ramirez and his not-even-two-year old daughter, Valeria, made me want to simultaneously scream, envelop my own two young sons in a hug, and do something—anything—to help. Almost a year ago to the day, America’s Promise Alliance released a statement on the forced separation of children at the U.S. border. This image shows the appalling lack of progress we’ve made in a year.
News Articles about what’s working to improve kids' lives.
May 22, 2019
When I first started teaching, I could not have guessed that my understanding of human development, psychological responses to trauma and cultural nuance (I was a sociology and psychology major in college) would so strongly inform my approach to managing my classroom and connecting with my students. Without this baseline knowledge, I may have never discovered the true value of Trauma Informed Practices (TIP) in schools.
Opinion Insights from thought leaders
September 18, 2019
Joshua Dantzler is a rising junior in the School of Public Affairs at American University pursuing a degree in political science and a minor in communication studies.
August 07, 2019
The State of Young People reinforced an important lesson for me: when working on challenging issues, we must stick to the value of servant leadership.
Media Mentions America’s Promise Alliance & its partner organizations in the news
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September 19, 2019
Convenings will focus on supporting and engaging youth, promoting equity, and inspiring action across diverse communities.
June 11, 2019
The ‘Building a Grad Nation’ Report’s First-Ever Secondary School Improvement Index Shows More Than Two Thirds of States Have Increased Graduation Rates and Other Measures Of Academic Achievement, Mitigating Concerns Around Diminished Graduation Standards
June 03, 2019
SAN FRANCISCO, June 3, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- This week, hundreds of young people will lead a first-of-its-kind summit to send a strong message to national nonprofit and corporate leaders: We need you t