Center for Promise

The Center for Promise, in collaboration with Boston University School of Education, is the first-ever research center for America’s Promise Alliance. The mission of the Center is to develop a deep knowledge and understanding about what is needed to help create the conditions so that all young people in America have the opportunity to succeed in school and life. The Center’s work will add to the academic exploration of these issues and help give communities and individuals the tools and knowledge to effectively work together to support young people.

About the Center

The Center is housed within the Boston University School of Education. It focuses on exploring how all children and youth experience the key developmental supports they need to thrive and graduate from high school ready for postsecondary education and work. America’s Promise refers to these supports as the Five Promises: Caring adults, a healthy start, safe surroundings, an effective education, and opportunities to serve others.

Our Knowledge Management work focuses on curating and analyzing information in order to strengthen the work of America's Promise and its Alliance partners and communities. These activities enable America's Promise to share relevant data, good practices, and new information that encourage national and local systemic changes that better prepare young people for success. Our commitment to knowledge management benefits from the support of, and is inspired by, the thought leadership of The Boeing Company.