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May 21, 2016

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America's Promise Alliance - Making the promise of America real for every child
America’s Promise BulletinMay 19, 2016

10 Facts About Low-Grad-Rate High Schools

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Nationwide, 33 percent of all non-graduates in 2014 were enrolled in high schools with a graduation rate of 67 percent or less. Find out more about high schools where graduation is not the norm, along with recommendations for change.
Get the facts

The Power of High Expectations

"I can attribute every single postive thing in my life right now to [Year Up Bay Area]. It was a life-changing program." - Peter Ortiz
Before working with Year Up Bay Area, Peter Ortiz slept on park benches. Today, he works full-time at PayPal. What exactly did Year Up do? Probably not what you’d expect.
Read Peter’s story

Hear from the Real Experts

Youth Day at the Capitol
What if young people were the ones advising lawmakers about education policy? And what if students brainstormed solutions to the problems in their schools? We don’t have to guess—it’s happening. And it’s pretty awesome.
See what students are doing
May is National Foster Care Month
National Foster Care Month
Communities and organizations are hosting events, webinars, social media chats and more to increase awareness of the more than 415,000 youth in foster care and the need to support them.
Find out more

See Future Energy Engineers at Work

Youth Opportunity Fund - Their Genius is Latent
The Engineering Environmental Innovation program in Los Angeles trains low-income high school students for careers in energy engineering and sustainability.
What gets the students engaged?

Funding Opportunities

Funding Opportunities
These grants and funding opportunities are accepting applicants. The opportunities are not offered through America’s Promise Alliance, but each refers to one or more of our Five Promises. If you have questions, please follow the links provided in each item.
See the full list of funding opportunities
GradNation Community Summits
GradNation Community Summits are happening in 100 communities nationwide! Leaders from businesses, civic organizations, nonprofits, local government, public schools, higher education, foundations and faith-based organizations are joining with parents and young people to develop a blueprint to accelerate progress. Learn more.

Upcoming GradNation Community Summits

GradNation Community Summit Recaps

Find out how cross-sector collaborations lead to local solutions at Community Summits around the country.

Find a summit in your community
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