The Mobile Area Education Foundation staff and board are proud to announce that Mobile (view profile) was named one of America's Promise Alliance's 100 Best Communities for Young People presented by ING. This national award was given to Mobile to recognize its outstanding and innovative work in addressing the high school dropout crisis and for its programs and services that make it an outstanding place for youth to live, learn and grow.
On September 12 at the Newseum in Washington, D.C., Alma Powell, America's Promise Alliance Chair and ING Foundation President Rhonda Mims announced the 100 winning communities during a live webcast. Mayor Sam Jones and the Mobile Area Education Foundation CEO Carolyn Akers represented Mobile in D.C. at the official announcement event at the Newseum.
The increase we have seen in graduation rates over the past few years is due, in large part, to the hard work communities such as Mobile have done to make sure their youth have access to an outstanding education and support services," said Rhonda Mims, president of the ING Foundation and head of the ING U.S. Office of Corporate Responsibility. "It is also important for ING to partner with organizations such as America's Promise Alliance so we can share these best practices and play a role in improving student achievement and the nation's economy."
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