All press releases issued by America’s Promise Alliance
October 18, 2021
October 06, 2021
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The nation’s high school graduation rate reached an all-time high of 85.8% in 2018-19, the final school year unaffected by the upheavals of the COVID-19 pandemic.
June 23, 2021
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Many high school students are rethinking their postsecondary plans and feeling disconnected from their teachers but also becoming more civically engaged, according to a national survey of high school students released today by America’s Promise Alliance and Research for Action as part of the GradNation campaign.
May 18, 2021
May 13, 2021
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The YES Project—Young, Employed, Successful—a national youth employment initiative led by America's Promise Alliance, announced today the selection of six community-level grantees to host Virtual Action Roundtable conversations in partnership with employers and young workers.
March 30, 2021
WASHINGTON – America’s Promise Alliance today announced $150,000 in grants to empower young people to organize, be heard, and take action on our country’s most pressing social issues.
March 23, 2021
WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 23, 2021)—The U.S. Department of Education released data today showing the high school graduation rate for the class of 2019 has reached a record high of 85.8%. These new figures show an increase from the previous year’s rate of 85.3% and indicate continued progress toward equity across the country, as rates for students from historically disadvantaged communities increased by more than the national average.
January 19, 2021
WASHINGTON, Jan. 19, 2021—The Power of Youth Challenge: Youth Leading Racial Healing empowers teens to design and lead service projects to promote racial equity and address systemic racism.
January 12, 2021
January 07, 2021
Like many, I spent much of Wednesday afternoon transfixed by the coverage of the violent siege of the U.S. Capitol. I was consumed with sadness, anger, and fear.