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Mayor's office trick or treat
Mindy Sturm serves as the director of the Mayor’s Office for Children, Youth, and Families (MOCYF) in Charleston, South Carolina. MOCYF focuses on improving the conditions for children, mobilizing resources in the community to work on their behalf, and developing strategies to support children, youth and families.
New Partners
From an online community dedicated to supporting foster youth to an organization focused on ending bullying, five new organizations have joined America’s Promise Alliance as partners this month. Find more information on their goals, missions, and efforts below.
Funding Opportunities
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.
CIS Almuni
Molly Shaw serves as executive director of Communities In Schools of Charlotte-Mecklenburg, an affiliate of the national Communities In Schools (CIS) network, an organization dedicated to keeping kids

Opinion Insights from thought leaders

Eva Harder
Writer and Editor, America's Promise Alliance
As 2017 comes to a close, we’ve gathered a handful of the stories that capture the kind of tough but important work that people across the country do with and for young people every day. If you’re tired of bleak headlines filling your newsfeed and want examples of how to enact positive change in ways both big and small, check out a few of our favorites from the last year.
America's Promise Alliance

*Brenda

Junior in College
I am not better nor am I worse than the other 10.2 million undocumented immigrants that were not granted this protection in the first place. I am not the “Good Immigrant.” I am not the “Dreamer.” Our parents, our families, those who made the decision to come to a country in which they are criminalized, they are the original dreamers. Not us.
Gabe Abdellatif

Gabe Abdellatif

America’s Promise Youth Leadership finalist
In the spring of my junior year of high school, I planned a meeting with my guidance counselor. We were set to go over my college application plans in preparation for the upcoming school year.

Press Releases Resources for media professionals

Recently, the U.S. Department of Education released new data to reflect the latest high school graduation rates. The national rate has reached 84.1 percent for 2016, up from 83.2 percent in 2015.
The Citi Foundation today announced the launch of the Youth Workforce Fund as part of its Pathways to Progress initiative to provide youth both in the U.S. and around the world with training and access to jobs. In partnership with America’s Promise Alliance, 15 nonprofit organizations across the United States will expand their programming to provide a range of employment opportunities in various areas including environmental sustainability to robotics and culinary arts to coding.
America’s Promise Alliance, the nation’s largest network dedicated to improving the lives of children and youth, has elected three members to its board of directors and appointed two members to its trustees.

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