America's Promise Evaluation Project
This project evaluates the first phase of America's Promise Alliance's new nationwide effort to deliver five 'promises' to 15 million young people between 2008 and 2012. The first phase focuses on improving high school graduation rates through a series of school dropout summits. The Alliance has planned a series of 50 state-level and 50 community-level summits as the catalyst for implementing national strategies to prevent youth from dropping out of school. As evaluator, the Center will assess the scope and potential impact of the school dropout summits. In addition, the evaluation team will work collaboratively with the Alliance to finalize and plan for the implementation of its National Action Strategy.