America's Promise Alliance is a non-partisan, charitable organization which focuses on the well-being of young people. The institution focuses on ending the high school dropout crisis and ensures that students graduate ready for college and the 21st century workforce. America's Promise Alliance was founded in 1997 and is based in Washington, District Of Columbia.
1110 Vermont Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20005
Founded in 1997
America's Promise Alliance Announces Executive Changes
Jun 9 15
America's Promise Alliance announced that Rasheed Merritt, a leader on the State Farm Human Resources team, has been elected to its board of directors. He replaces Kathy Payne, the senior director of education leadership at State Farm, who is retiring from her post. Merritt is currently an Assistant Vice President in Human Resources.
Americas Promise Alliance Appoints Stefanie Weiss and Rick Cruz as Vice Presidents
May 27 15
Americas Promise Alliance named two new vice presidents to its senior leadership team as the organization moves into the final quarter of its GradNation campaign, a national movement to reach a 90% high school graduation rate by 2020. Stefanie Weiss brings experience from Points of Light, Experience Corps and Encore.org, the University of Maryland, and the National Education Association to her new role as vice president of communications and knowledge management. Rick Cruz brings experience from the Education and Youth Practice at FSG, Teach for America, and DC Prep Public Charter Schools to his new role as vice president of mission advancement. In her new role, Weiss will lead communications efforts at Americas Promise, including branding and messaging, public relations, publications, web development, and social media. She will also lead the organizations knowledge management work, including overseeing the organizations research institute, the Center for Promise. Most recently, Weiss was the chief communications and marketing officer at Points of Light. In his new position, Cruz will oversee fund development and manage corporate partnerships. Cruz previously advised corporations, foundations and nonprofits on strategy and organizational development as a leader of the Education and Youth Practice at FSG.
America's Promise Alliance Appoints Jennifer Lowe as Director
Oct 8 14
America's Promise Alliance announced that political and legislative leader Jennifer Lowe has been elected to its board of directors. In addition, Jennifers political and legislative background will provide invaluable insight as seek to build momentum and support for GradNation campaign 2020 goals, added John Gomperts, president and CEO of the company.