All press releases issued by America’s Promise Alliance
June 24, 2020
June 12, 2020
WASHINGTON – A nationally representative survey of high school students, administered when most had been out of school for more than four weeks due to COVID-19, suggests that many students are feeling unhappy or depressed; worried about having their basic needs met; and disconnected from school, adults, and classmates.
June 08, 2020
On May 25th, George Floyd died as a result of an egregious act of police brutality. In the two weeks since, communities around the country have risen up in outrage and in search of justice for Mr. Floyd, his family, and for the countless other Black lives that have been lost as a result of systems that were built on a foundation of oppression.
June 01, 2020
Like so many others, we were deeply pained by the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis this past Monday. Unfortunately, this was not an isolated incident. Violence against Black Americans, as we’ve seen with the recent deaths of Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and countless others this year alone, is emblematic of the systemic racism that remains in our country.
April 15, 2020
WASHINGTON – America’s Promise Alliance’s GradNation campaign today released guidance to help policymakers, educators, and community leaders make decisions about high school students whose educations have been upended by COVID-19.
March 13, 2020
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Education today released data showing the high school graduation rate for the class of 2018 hit a record high of 85.3%. This is continued progress, according to the leaders of the GradNation campaign, but much more must be done to close equity gaps and support all students in earning a quality diploma that prepares them for their futures.
January 22, 2020
November 25, 2019
October 11, 2019
WASHINGTON – The YES Project, a national youth employment campaign led by America’s Promise Alliance, today announced Action Roundtables in four communities to bring organizations, policymakers, and business leaders together to make bold commitments and specific plans to strengthen youth employment in their communities.