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“Even when I don’t know what I need…”

"EVEN WHEN I DON'T KNOW WHAT I NEED... By Brittany Clausell, AmeriCorps Promise Fellow serving at Orono High School  As with every week, there are many surprises and many moments…

How Small Steps Make a Big Difference In Raising MN’s Graduation Rates

This news post originally appeared on America's Promise Alliance Latest News and Pearson Learning News.  At West Education Center just south of Minneapolis, Alexia Poppy-Finley often uses social media to…

New Staff at the Alliance

The Alliance is thrilled to welcome FIVE new faces to our team! Thanks to the generosity of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota Foundation and State Farm, we’re adding…

Fueling Change: GradMinnesota

GradMinnesota, the groundbreaking partnership between Minnesota Alliance With Youth, the Governor’s office, and the Minnesota Department of Education, continues to make great strides and has just received generous new support from…

2015–16 Minnesota Youth Council Ready to Lead

On Sunday, September 27, Minnesota Alliance With Youth hosted a Swearing-in Ceremony at the Holiday Inn Bloomington to honor the 12 new members and 21 returning members of the Minnesota…

Promise Fellow Institute 2015

“Faced with apathy, I will take action. Faced with conflict, I will seek common ground. Faced with adversity, I will persevere.” On September 18, these words were repeated by nearly…

The Graduation Crisis: Minnesota’s Challenge

In 2014, approximately 53,524 students in Minnesota graduated from public high schools. While these students culminated their educational journey with the satisfaction and pride of receiving a high school diploma,…

Historic Women

Historic Women By Emily Moews, AmeriCorps Promise Fellow serving at Minneapolis Public Schools' Check & Connect - Keewaydin I have been working hard with a student to make sure that she…

The Secret Reader

The Secret Reader By Jessica Hansen, AmeriCorps Promise Fellow Serving at Guadalupe Alternative Programs In the first month of school, I had gotten to know one of the students pretty well.…

Alliance Awarded $200,000 GradNation State Activation Grant to Increase High School Graduation Rates

Minnesota Alliance With Youth has been selected as one of three GradNation State Activation grant recipients by America’s Promise Alliance and Pearson. The grant initiative is designed to bolster organizations…