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Ballou High School in Washington, D.C., made national headlines when 100 percent of their 190 seniors applied to college and got accepted. School officials and students discussed the keys to their success at an event celebrating their success on June 15.
Turning dreams of college into reality is the foundation of CollegeTracks’ work, a nonprofit organization that helps students manage the challenges of the college experience so they persist, graduate, and find a path that allows them to achieve independence, support families, and give back to the community. 
Comfort Cases is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides children ages 0-21 who are in the foster care system with a case filled with essential and comfort items. They primarily serve families and communities in Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Virginia and hope to provide needed support to foster kids across the country in the years ahead.
The College in High School Alliance (CHSA) is a coalition of leading national and state organizations committed to policies that support high-quality dual enrollment, concurrent enrollment, and early college high schools. Their lead members include Bard College, Jobs for the Future, Knowledge Works, Middle College National Consortium, and National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships.

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Sanah Jivani

Sanah Jivani

Sophomore University of Texas at San Antonio
Is the American Dream at risk? To mark the 20th anniversary of America’s Promise Alliance – and to support our campaign to encourage people, organizations, and communities to #Recommit2Kids – we asked our youth leaders to reflect on this question. This perspective is the third in a special series on the topic. For more perspectives, read Here is Where Hope Lies and When the American Dream Turns Into American Need.
Erin White

Erin White

Senior Director America's Promise Alliance
Whether it's a parent, mentor, guidance counselor, coach, or neighbor, a caring adult can serve as the primary line of defense against adversity in the lives of young people.
Lisa Early

Lisa Early

Director, Families Parks & Recreation Department
This article is part of the “What’s Working” series, which highlights promising practices for helping to close the graduation gap in communities and states across the country. Let’s start in 2009, wi

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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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