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Registration Now Open for 2012 Building a Grad Nation Summit

On March 18–21, the America’s Promise Alliance will host the “Building a Grad Nation” summit in partnership with the Alliance for Excellent Education, Civic Enterprises, and Johns Hopkins University’s Everyone Graduates Center. The summit, which is free of charge, is the premier annual event of Grad Nation, the growing movement of dedicated organizations, individuals, and communities working to end the high school dropout crisis and prepare young people for college and the twenty-first-century workforce.

The central theme of this year’s summit is the strong connection between quality education and thriving, economically sound communities. The summit will provide an important national platform to continue to build awareness about high school graduation and postsecondary success issues; help participants create valuable connections across networks; inspire and motivate by highlighting local, state, and national successes; educate and engage participants through collaborative discussions; provide participants with the tools and knowledge they need to turn awareness into action, and to potentially replicate successes seen elsewhere; and report on the nation’s progress on key indicators relevant to the Grad Nation goals.

The summit will bring together hundreds of community organizations, educators, local and state leaders, nonprofit organizations, businesses, youths, and others in Washington, DC to share progress and inspire action. To register for the summit or learn additional details, including confirmed speakers and agenda, visit

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