All press releases issued by America’s Promise Alliance
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.
November 19, 2020
WASHINGTON, D.C. – America’s Promise Alliance announced today 150 recipients of COVID-19 Response Grants as part of the Power of Youth Challenge—an initiative to provide young people who are making a difference in their communities with financial support and
October 27, 2020
WASHINGTON, D.C. – A report released today by The YES Project at America’s Promise Alliance provides key insights into young people’s conceptions of the changing employment landscape and what it means to be ready for, connected to, and supported within today’s world of work.
October 16, 2020
WASHINGTON – America’s Promise Alliance today named seven youth leaders to its governing boards, where they will serve as full decision-making members and help shape the direction of the organization. Three youth leaders will be serving on the Board of Directors, and four will serve as Trustees.
October 01, 2020
WASHINGTON, D.C – New data show that pre-COVID-19, the nation’s high school graduation rate was at an all-time high—driven by substantial gains over the past decade among low-income, Black, and Hispanic students as well as students with disabilities. These, however, are among the very populations most affected by COVID-19, its disruptions to schooling, and the nation’s on-going struggles with systematic racism.
September 23, 2020
August 28, 2020