• The country remains on pace to achieve the national goal of a 90 percent on-time high school graduation rate by 2020, according to the 2015 Building a Grad Nation report.

  • 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!


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  • The following grants and funding opportunities are currently accepting applicants. These grants are not offered through America's Promise Alliance, but they each relate to our Five Promises.
  • The loss of youth talent in Arizona is costing the state billions of dollars. To discuss strategies that help more young people graduate from high school on time and enter the workforce prepared, the “Reclaiming Youth Talent” Phoenix Education Summit convened government, business and community leaders—including representatives from Starbucks and the U.S. Department of Education—on April 10.


  • GradNation Community Summits

    America's Promise Alliance is working with community partners to convene 100 GradNation Community Summits through 2016. These summits, sponsored by AT&T, take place in communities across the country, and focus on using cross-sector collaboration to increase high school graduation rates. This video showcases how communities are using the summits as vehicles to create change.

  • 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