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When Tiffany Yu was only 9 years old, she was in a car accident that changed her life in two inalterable ways. First, Yu suffered severe nerve damage that limits the use of her right arm to this day, a condition called brachial plexus palsy.
Esperanzita Castillo, 20, dropped out of school when she was in the sixth grade. By September of 2015, she was out of school, out of work, and seemingly out of options. And then, a security guard at a local career service center handed her a flyer for a program that would change her life.
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.
America’s Promise Alliance hosted the Twitter chat, an ongoing series focused on the Five Promises, the fundamental resources all children need to succeed—caring adults, safe places, a healthy start, effective education, and opportunities to serve. 

Opinion Insights from thought leaders

Erin White

Erin White

Senior Director America's Promise Alliance
Kids of all ages need adults in their lives who care about them. It’s a fundamental, common-sense sort of truth. And yet, the importance of these relationships is often overlooked and misunderstood.


Whether it’s learning English or challenging the negative stereotypes of being an immigrant, one young man demonstrates the importance of persistence, courage, and hope in hard times in this moving personal narrative.
Robert Alvarado

Robert Alvarado

AmeriCorps member
“What is an irrational fear you have?” This was a question I asked Manuel,* a tenth-grade student I mentored during my year of service as a City Year Los Angeles AmeriCorps member. It was part of a game I introduced to get him engaged in our time together.

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BOSTON, 11 de mayo de 2017 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ -- Los jóvenes cuya lengua materna no es el Inglés (FLNE por sus siglas en inglés) representan el segmento de más rápido crecimiento de pobl

Youth whose First Language is Not English (FLNE) represent the fastest growing segment of the United States public school population. Despite evidence that FLNE students display high levels of optimism and motivation for academic advancement, they continue to graduate at lower rates than the national average.

WASHINGTON, 4 de mayo de 2017 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ -- Desde 2001, 2.8 millones más de estudiantes se graduaron de la escuela secundaria en lugar de abandonar sus estudios.

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