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No, it's not a Halloween costume.  It's our new logo and it's here to stay! Get the full story here: http://bit.ly/1DDhL9n 
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President Obama signs Summit Declaration #edchat   #GradNation  
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Participated in The White House Oval Office ceremony with President Barack Obama today, where he added his signature to the Presidents’ Declaration to Fulfill the Promise of America. He is the seventh consecutive president to sign a declaration calling on all Americans to do more to help young people in America reach their full potential. http://bit.ly/1mpIrYs
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America's Promise Alliance, uAspire, with support from The Citi Foundation, launch #DOLLARSFORCOLLEGE Financial Aid Planning Toolkit! The first of its kind toolkit designed by financial aid practitioners; Provides easy, comprehensive guidelines from middle school through college #FinAid #GradNation http://gradnation.org/dollarsforcollege
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Earlier this week, we shared stories from City Year and Youth Service America about service and improving school attendance. Today, on the 20th Anniversary of AmeriCorps, we’re proud to share Evelyne Santiago’s story. Evelyne has dedicated her career to helping young people. First, as a City Year corps member, now as part of the America's Promise Alliance staff. http://bit.ly/YDBZ5S #GradNation #AmeriCorps20
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New #GradNation Blog Post: Bethiel Girma Holton, the national director of student engagement at City Year, personalizes the dangers of chronic absenteeism and highlights what City Year does to combat this: http://bit.ly/1uIOO8C #SchoolEveryDay #makebetterhappen
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Alma Powell blogs about this historic week: "What a week this is for America’s Promise Alliance, beginning with a few people in the White House and ending with a nationwide call to action on American Graduate Day." #GradNation #AmGrad http://bit.ly/1usFvgs
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John Gomperts reflects on this historic day on the #GradNation blog. "Today is a very special day for America's Promise Alliance. President Barack Obama became the seventh consecutive president to add his signature to the Declaration to Fulfill the Promise of America, first signed in Philadelphia in April 1997."
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David Shapiro of MENTOR highlights #MentoringEffect & #NotDropouts reports in newest #GradNation blog: http://bit.ly/1yiupgC

Quick hits from the Mentoring Effect report -- Research shows that youth who were at-risk of dropping out, with absenteeism being a risk factor, who had an adult mentor growing up experienced a host of positive outcomes related to academics including that they were:
-55 percent more likely to be enrolled in college than those who did not.
-81 percent more likely to report participating regularly in sports or extracurricular activities.
-More than twice as likely to say they held a leadership position in a club or sports team.
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Lester Strong pens GradNation blog about a new AARP Experience Corps attendance initiative in Baltimore City that aims to reduce chronic absenteeism: http://bit.ly/1oWhMhJ #SchoolEveryDay #GradNation
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Today, @AmericasPromise celebrates @AmeriCorps' 20th Anniversary. We thank you for ALL of YOUR service. #AmeriCorps20
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Michael Minks of Youth Service America penned a #GradNation blog about YSA's newly-revised #ClassroomsWithaCause learning by service program. Says "this curriculum allows students to reflect on what they have learned in the classroom, and then challenges them to apply their knowledge to address a cause – an issue important to them and to their community.": http://bit.ly/1BqaqKW #SchoolEveryDay
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Mobilizing to build a #GradNation: a 90% graduation rate by 2020.
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America’s Promise Alliance launched the Grad Nation campaign in 2010, building on 105 Dropout Prevention Summits that were convened across the country to raise awareness and inspire action.

The Grad Nation goal is two pronged: to achieve a 90 percent graduation rate nationwide by 2020, with no high school graduating less than 80 percent of its students; and regaining America’s standing as first in the world in college completion.

Together, we can help millions of young people achieve their full potential.

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1110 Vermont Ave, NW Suite 900 Washington, D.C. 20005