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

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

  • Are you ready for Attendance Awareness Month? Find everything you need to make September a success.

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

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  • Dollars for College: a Student Financial Planning Toolkit is a first of its kind guide designed by financial aid practitioners that provides easy, comprehensive guidelines from middle school through college. The toolkit was developed to help students and families understand all the available resources and options that can make higher education affordable. With support from the Citi Foundation, America’s Promise Alliance and uAspire launched this interactive online financial aid tool to promote greater access to higher education. The guide also is available in a printable pdf version in English and Spanish.
  • A state-by-state analysis of national testing data demonstrates that students who miss more school than their peers consistently score lower on standardized tests, a result that holds true at every age, in every subject and in every state and city tested.
  • In celebration of AmeriCorps' upcoming 20th anniversary, America's Promise Alliance presents a white paper that illustrates how national service is making a positive impact on young people and closing the graduation gap – from early literacy through high school graduation and beyond.

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  • 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.

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  • “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