A Monumental Promise Moment

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Just a week before the people of the United States elect the 45th President of the United States, the Promise Movement will gather in Washington, D.C., for the first time as the College Promise Campaign will host the 8th Annual PromiseNet Conference October 24-26th at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.

PromiseNet is an opportunity for Promise community stakeholders to come together and share best practices around designing, implementing, and sustaining College Promise programs. This year it will bring together practitioners, researchers, and policymakers who are committed to expanding access to higher education and will enable discussions around local place-based scholarship programs, community economic development models and efforts to scale the Promise through state programs and federal proposals.

The movement to improve access and affordability in higher education is growing. Since the College Promise Campaign launched last September, more than two dozen new Promise programs have launched – from rural North Carolina to the country’s second largest city, Los Angeles.

Washington, D.C., will be the fifth city to host PromiseNet, joining Kalamazoo, Denver, Pittsburgh and New Haven. Important details to come.

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