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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…

GradNation: A Visit to El Colegio High School

At El Colegio Charter School in Minneapolis, something incredible is happening.  In a state where the graduation rate for Hispanic students is 65.6 percent, El Colegio students are defying the odds,…

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…

Thank you, AmeriCorps Promise Fellows!

Thank You, Ms. Marston! From a Student at Waconia Public Schools "Thank you for all you've done for not just me, but everyone else too.  You've helped us all so…

I don’t know where I’d be without you

By Ray Anderson, AmeriCorps Promise Fellow serving at Fridley High School This year for the holidays I decided to give each of my Focus List students a card. Within each…

Ring, Ring! A Promise Fellow’s Morning Ritual

By: Lara Griffin, AmeriCorps Promise Fellow serving at South High School with Minneapolis Check & Connect My work day starts long before I get into my office each day. It…

School discipline: Chart a path toward 'a world that is not yet'

By Rogelio Salinas This article originally appeared in the Minneapolis Star Tribune on May 3, 2016. For as long as I can remember, a squad car with the bold, black-and-yellow…

We Are A Meets Standards® Organization!

We’re thrilled to announce that Minnesota Alliance With Youth is now a Charities Review Council Meets Standards® organization! Nonprofit organizations, such as the Alliance, earn the Meets Standards® seal by…