About Our Work

With hundreds of national partners and their local affiliates, America's Promise Alliance is uniquely positioned to mobilize Americans to act. We have made improving high school graduation rates our top priority, and we are on track to achieve the nation’s goal of a 90 percent graduation rate. Our work focuses on keeping the Five Promises to young people in America: Caring Adults, Safe Surroundings, A Healthy Start, Effective Education, and Opportunities to Help Others.


Every School Healthy

To extend the promise of a healthy start to more young people and raise awareness of the integral connection between education and health, America’s Promise Alliance is launching the Every School Healthy campaign. As part of this effort, we are investing $1.8 million in six communities across the country that are pursuing innovative solutions to create healthy schools where all students can thrive.

summer of serivce

The Power of Youth Challenge invites you to bring positive change to your community by leading a local service project. You can make a difference and build leadership skills you can use now and in the future.

Support your team - #EndPeriodPoverty

Always wants to help #EndPeriodPoverty by making sure that girls have the products, and support they need to stay in the activities they love and to Live #LikeAGirl. Always and America's Promise Alliance are looking for partners in all 50 states that run afterschool activity programs for girls, and whose members may have difficulty getting access to period products.

2018 Building a Grad Nation: Progress and Challenge in Raising High School Graduation Rates

The Building a Grad Nation Report: Progress and Challenge in Ending the High School Dropout Epidemic, released annually, by the Alliance for Excellent Education, America’s Promise Alliance, Civic Enterprises, and the Everyone Graduates Center at Johns Hopkins University, shows detailed progress toward the GradNation goal of a national average on-time high school graduation rate of 90 percent by 20

Center for Promise

The Center for Promise, housed at Boston University's School of Education and headed by Dr. Jonathan Zaff, is the research center for America’s Promise Alliance. Launched in December 2012, the Center is dedicated to advancing child-centered research that empowers communities and individuals to work together more effectively, and to help young Americans lead positive, productive lives.


No single achievement in a young person’s life is more predictive of adult success than graduating from high school. Since 2010, the GradNation campaign has focused the nation’s attention, and the work of America’s Promise and our Alliance of organizations and communities, on raising national graduation rates to 90 percent by 2020, while dramatically increasing postsecondary career training or college enrollment and completion. With constant collective efforts, we’re on track to meet our goals.

GradNation Community Summits

America’s Promise Alliance is working with local partners across the country to convene 100 GradNation Community Summits across the country through 2016. The GradNation Community Summits will accelerate progress towards reaching the GradNation campaign goals by fueling collaborative action to increase high school graduation rates.

GradNation State Activation Initiative

The GradNation State Activation initiative is a collaboration between America’s Promise Alliance and Pearson working to increase high school graduation rates to 90 percent.

Youth Workforce Fund

Through the Youth Workforce Fund, Citi Foundation, in partnership with America's Promise Alliance, is working with 15 nonprofit organizations across the United States to expand their programming to provide youth with a range of employment opportunities in various areas including environmental sustainability to robotics and culinary arts to coding. The Youth Workforce Fund is part of the Citi Foun


Nearly 20 years ago, all the living presidents declared that all Americans have a responsibility to help young people experience the fulfillment of Five Promises. We invite you to join America’s Promise Alliance and renew your commitment to our nation’s children.