• Young people who left high school without graduating are speaking up. Will you listen? 

  • The Center for Promise has released a new white paper on re-engagement.

  • Opportunity Nation releases Opportunity Index - shows increase since 2011!

  • The interactive version of Dollars for College: a student financial planning toolkit is now available!

  • AmeriCorps turned 20 on September 12, 2014! Celebrate with a report about the impact of national service.


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  • As one of the lead interviewers for the Don't Call Them Dropouts report, McClay shared some proven techniques for how to work with, and gain the trust of young people in your community.
  • When America’s Promise Alliance’s Evelyne Santiago first interacted with AVID, she was a student at Santa Monica High School, where AVID played a prominent role in her ability to attend college. Dr. Sandy Husk has been the CEO of Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) since January 2014. Recently, Evelyne was able to ask Dr. Husk a few questions about herself, her work and AVID at our last Alliance Trustees’ meeting.


  • MoveED - How MoveED Helps

    Learn how MoveED can help you and your organization in this brief video. Thanks to Michigan College Access Network's Brandy Johnson and Welcome to College's Justin Bayer for assisting with the video.

  • Don't Call Them Dropouts Documentary

    "Don't Call Them Dropouts", the largest nationwide study of its kind to date, found students who leave high school without graduating do so not out of boredom or lack of motivation, but because they are overwhelmed by the effects of toxic living conditions on their daily lives, including homelessness, violent surroundings, abuse or neglect, catastrophic family health events, and the absence of caring adults who can help them stay in school.


  • “Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world.”

    – Nelson Mandela
  • “Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel.”

    – Socrates
  • "Education is about equity, excellence and providing an opportunity for the future."

    – Arne Duncan, U.S. secretary of education
  • "Nothing is unattainable when America comes together around a common cause."

    – Alma Powell