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Hilda Ramirez strongly believes that “the answers to the problems that communities face lies within the people who are affected by the challenges.” Ramirez is the assistant director of the Latino Education Institute of Worcester State University, a partnership of community leaders that provides outcome-based development programs in education, literacy, leadership, civic engagement, and health.
How can schools and communities create an inclusive environment for English-language learners? It starts by recognizing that bilingualism is an asset to be encouraged, not a problem to be solved.
As someone focused on supporting immigrant youth, Dr. Robert Ponichtera says that even though the young people he works with have many reasons to be fearful, he is continually inspired by their resilience. 
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.

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Jose Antonio  Tijerino

Jose Antonio Tijerino

President and CEO Hispanic Heritage Foundation

This blog is part of the #Recommit2Kids campaign, marking the 20th anniversary of America’s Promise All

Tracy Hoover

Tracy Hoover

CEO Points of Light

This blog is part of the #Recommit2Kids campaign, marking the 20th anniversary of America’s Promise All

Ola Ojewumi

Ola Ojewumi

Founder of Project ASCEND
To mark Women’s History Month, writer and activist Ola Ojewumi examines how African-American women have historically helped drive social change—and how they can help African-American girls overcome the challenges they face in America’s public educations system today.

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As states begin to submit accountability and improvement systems under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), the Alliance for Excellent Education, America’s Promise Alliance, Civic Enterprises, and the Everyone Graduates Center, today outlined steps that U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos could take to continue to close high school graduation gaps between white students and students of color, students from low-income families, and other traditionally underserved groups of students.
Study looks closely at pipeline from high school to postsecondary education completion for three cohorts of young adults
Today the White House and U.S. Department of Education announced that the nation’s high school graduation rate now stands at a record high, up from 82.3 percent in 2014 to 83.2 percent for 2015.

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