GradNation Community Summits Come to Boston October 14
America’s Promise Alliance is working with community partners to convene 100 GradNation Community Summits across the country through 2016. The GradNation Community Summits will hasten the United States’ progress towards reaching the GradNation campaign goals. America’s Promise’s goal for the community summits is to fuel local collaborative action to increase high school graduation rates.
In 100 communities across the country, leaders from businesses, civic organizations, non-profits, local government, public schools, higher education, foundations and faith-based organizations will join with parents and young people to develop a blueprint to accelerate progress. The communities hosting a GradNation Community Summit will identify the most critical problems in their local area and the groups most affected. Through their summit they will highlight promising solutions that can be integrated into their community. At the heart of these plans will be the Five Promises, the wraparound services that dramatically increase a young person’s chance of success: caring adults, safe places, an effective education, a healthy start and opportunities to help others. Boston's community summit will be held Friday, October 14 from 11:30 to 5:30 pm at Bank of America (225 Franklin Street, Boston, MA 02110).