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From 2011 to 2018, something remarkable happened in Chicago: graduation rates skyrocketed from 56.9 percent to 78.2 percent.  This inspiring 21 percentage point increase in young people earning a dip
Adelante Mujeres’ mission is to provide holistic education and empowerment opportunities to Latina women and their families. Part ofl this mission is to increase graduation rates of Latinos in her community.
“I want to help the people in my community demonstrate that regardless of where we come from or the disadvantages we face, we are able to achieve our dreams if we just keep working hard,” he said.
Tanya’s work with America’s Promise began in 2005 directing the planning and execution of professional development events designed to encourage greater focus and collaboration within communities to see that all young people receive the Five Promises.

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Monika Kincheloe

Monika Kincheloe

Senior Director, GradNation Campaign
Rewind a decade. America’s graduation rate lingered under 75 percent and there was a clear sense that something needed to change. That’s when the GradNation campaign was born to unify and mobilize the nation to respond to the “dropout epidemic.”
Victoria Salzman

Victoria Salzman

Chief Strategic Development Officer, Multi-Agency Alliance for Children
In 2017, in partnership with the Georgia Division of Family and Children Services, the Multi-Agency Alliance for Children (MAAC) began an educational coordination pilot called LEADS (Learn, Educate, A

Liz Glaser

Manager, Strategic Initiatives and Partnerships
The chatter of hundreds of high school students, teachers, mentors, and community volunteers fill the Lansing Convention Center in Lansing, Mich. with a hum of excitement.

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – The nation’s high school graduation rate reached an all-time high of 85.8% in 2018-19, the final school year unaffected by the upheavals of the COVID-19 pandemic.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 23, 2021)—The U.S. Department of Education released data today showing the high school graduation rate for the class of 2019 has reached a record high of 85.8%.
WASHINGTON, D.C – New data show that pre-COVID-19, the nation’s high school graduation rate was at an all-time high—driven by substantial gains over the past decade among low-income, Black, and Hispan

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