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Inspired Teaching Joins America’s Promise Alliance
Center for Inspired Teaching Joins America’s Promise Alliance
Supports the Call to Improve the Lives of America’s Young People
Washington, DC — April 20, 2018— Center for Inspired Teaching today announced it has become an official partner of America’s Promise Alliance. As a partner, Inspired Teaching will work with America’s Promise to help America’s young people receive the resources they need to lead healthy, successful lives.
America’s Promise Alliance is the nation’s largest network dedicated to improving the lives of children and youth. The Alliance brings together more than 400 national organizations and thousands of community leaders to focus the nation’s attention on young people’s lives and voices, lead bold campaigns to expand opportunity, conduct groundbreaking research on what young people need to thrive, and accelerate the adoption of strategies that help young people succeed. GradNation, a signature campaign, has helped to increase the nation’s high school graduation rate to a record high. In the past 12 years, an additional 2 million young people have graduated from high school.
“Creating stronger communities where youth feel supported and encouraged is essential to America’s future strength and vitality,” said John Gomperts, president and CEO of America’s Promise. “By coming together in common purpose, we demonstrate our commitment and the fact that we all have a role to play in the success of our children and youth, and we are infinitely more powerful as a united force. We’re thrilled that Inspired Teaching has joined this movement.” Founded in 1997 at the Presidents’ Summit for America’s Future, America’s Promise leads an alliance of organizations, communities and individuals dedicated to fulfilling the presidential declaration signed on that day calling upon the nation to keep five crucial promises to every young person in America: the presence of caring adults in their lives; safe surroundings to live, learn and grow; healthy starts and healthy childhoods; an effective education that builds marketable skills; and opportunities to serve others. As an official partner, Inspired Teaching will support and take part in the work of America’s Promise to help more of the nation’s young people experience the Five Promises and finish high school prepared for college and the 21st century workforce.
Executive Director Jane Ehrenfeld expresses her excitement about partnering with America’s Promise Alliance: “I am thrilled that Inspired Teaching has become one of America’s Promise Alliance’s National Partners. I look forward to collaborating with other nonprofit leaders to ensure all youth have access to caring adults and engaging educational opportunities!”
To learn more about America’s Promise Alliance, visit www.americaspromise.org.