Press Release

America’s Promise Adds Four New National Partners to its Alliance

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Daria Hall

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Washington, DC – America’s Promise, the nation’s largest partnership committed to positive outcomes for children and youth, announced today that four organizations have joined its alliance as national partners, bringing the total partner count to more than 380.

“Our national partners are critical to the work we do. These four organizations reflect the diversity of our partners as we seek to ensure that all children and youth in all corners of the country have the resources and support they need to thrive not just in school but in life,” said Cody Oliver, director of partner and youth engagement at America’s Promise.   

“Our national partners are critical to the work we do. These four organizations reflect the diversity of our partners as we seek to ensure that all children and youth in all corners of the country have the resources and support they need to thrive not just in school but in life,” said Cody Oliver, director of partner and youth engagement at America’s Promise.  

The new national partners include: 

  • Step Up Women’s Network propels girls from under-resourced communities to fulfill their potential by empowering them to become confident, college-bound, career-focused, and ready to join the next generation of professional women.

  • Trust for America’s Health is dedicated to saving lives by protecting the health of every community and working to make disease prevention a national priority.
     
  • Oral Health of America works to educate Americans about the importance of mouth health to overall health and well-being.
     
  • Foster Family-based Treatment Association’s more than 400 member agencies provide treatment foster care services to over 50,000 children and youth each year and a larger array of child welfare and mental health services to over 600,000 children and youth.

Organizations that enter the alliance share the belief that children and youth are a national priority, and are committed to working collaboratively with other partners to improve outcomes for youth. National partners may be from any field and sector, and include nonprofit organizations, foundations, corporations, institutions, associations, faith-based groups and more.  It is not required that children be the central focus of the organization, and there is no cost to join.

Additionally, all partners are required to support the GradNation campaign goals to mobilize the nation to reach a 90 percent national high school graduation rate by the year 2020 and dramatically increase postsecondary enrollment and success.

Each national partner receives access to research, events, networking and grant opportunities as well as communications assistance.  

To learn more or apply visit http://www.americaspromise.org/alliance

About America’s Promise Alliance

Founded in 1997 at the Presidents’ Summit for America’s Future, America’s Promise leads an alliance of organizations, communities and individuals dedicated to fulfilling the presidential declaration signed on that day calling upon the nation to keep five crucial promises to every young person in America: the presence of caring adults in their lives; safe surroundings to live, learn and grow; healthy starts and healthy childhoods; an effective education that builds marketable skills; and opportunities to serve others.  As its signature effort, the GradNation campaign mobilizes Americans to increase the on-time high school graduation rate to 90 percent by 2020 and prepare young people for postsecondary enrollment and the 21st century workforce. For more information, visit AmericasPromise.org.