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Board of Directors Annual Meeting

The Board of Directors of Minnesota Alliance With Youth meets for their annual meeting on March 15, 2017, from 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm at the Millennium Hotel, 1313 Nicollet…

St. Paul GradNation Community

In 2014, a coalition of representatives from Saint Paul’s governmental bodies, nonprofit organizations, and school district enlisted as a GradNation Community, dedicated to increasing the city’s graduation rate to 90…

Northfield GradCommunity Summit

Inspiring Youth, Creating Change Youth, educators, family and community members gathered at Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota on December 9th, 2016, for the Northfield Graduation Summit.  Selected by America’s Promise…

Finding Success with Early/Middle College

Early/Middle College programs are growing in popularity in Minnesota.  An innovative program designed to support students that find traditional school pathways challenging, Early/Middle College allows high school students to split…

Black Brilliance Discussion Guide

Black Brilliance is a documentary created by Twin Cities PBS, as part of the American Graduate campaign, celebrating the brilliance of five black Minnesota high school students. GradMinnesota and Minnesota…

What’s Working: 7 Tips for Using Collective Impact to Raise Graduation Rates

By Eva Harder, originally appeared on America's Promise Alliance's blog on July 12, 2016. Can collective impact raise graduation rates? That’s the question representatives from two nonprofits, a government agency,…

Minneapolis Sets Sights on Raising Grad Rates for ELL Students

[caption id="attachment_11479" align="alignleft" width="220"] "My parents would be proud of me because I will make their dreams into reality by receiving an education," Nathaly Carchi says."My dreams are big, but…

We’re hiring! Join the Alliance team!

The Alliance is hiring!  Come join our team, helping young people in Minnesota achieve their dreams! Director of Training & Member Support: This new role will provide critical support to both…

Northfield’s Promise of Graduation

By: Maelynn Rosas Bermudez, 2015-16 AmeriCorps Promise Fellow While growing up in Northfield, there were limited programs aimed at supporting Latino kids and youth. As I reached high school, the…

A Promise Fellow So Nice, She Served Twice (in Two Different States!)

Meet Erin Ginnaty Moore! Erin is a rare Promise Fellow gem- after serving with the Minnesota Youth Council last year, Erin made the move clear across the country to serve…