• Progress

    Nationwide high school graduation rates reach 80% for the first time! We need your help to stay on track in order to achieve 90% by the year 2020.


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Recent NEWS

  • In its latest Stronger Nation through Higher Education report, the Lumina Foundation found postsecondary attainment is growing among Americans.  The Lumina Foundation believes that a college attainment is the key to a bright future. The foundation’s primary mission is to see 60 percent of Americans hold a college degree, certificate, or other high-quality postsecondary credential by 2025.

  • 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. If you have questions about these opportunities, please follow the links provided in each item.




  • We’ve taken new steps to help students stay in school, and today the high school dropout rate is the lowest it has been in 40 years -- something that’s rarely advertised.  The dropout rate among Hispanic students, by the way, has been cut in half over the last decade. 

    – President Barack Obama
  • The country’s efforts to end the dropout crisis are working and for the first time we can say that we are on pace, in many states, to meet our graduation goals.

    – Dr. Robert Balfanz
  • “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