America Forward Coalition Members Step Up — February 2024

Every month, America Forward highlights examples of the vital work our Coalition members do to support students, families, educators, workers, elected leaders, advocates, and communities across the country. If your organization has resources, an announcement, or a story you would like to see included, please send it to

American Student Assistance

Helping middle and high school students explore career options early on helps them envision their futures and find success and confidence after graduation. That’s why American Student Assistance works nationwide to engage students, schools, and local partners to provide opportunities for career exploration. Earlier this month, they released a new paper on educator, leader, and caretaker attitudes towards alternative, non-degree pathways – Beyond Degrees – to expand on their previous data on student opinions. You can read the report for free on their website today to learn more!

Children’s Literacy Initiative

The Children’s Literacy Initiative strives to transform how educators engage with reading instruction and empower students to become powerful readers, writers, and critical thinkers. This winter, they launched a new webinar program for school leadership – Literacy Leadership: Developing a Vision For Equity and Inclusion Within Your School. This four session programming runs throughout February, and if you missed the webinars themselves, you can visit their website to view free notes and resources as well as other seminar opportunities, today!

Local Initiatives Support Corporation

Across the country, Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) connects local leaders and developers to the resources they need to advance economic, health, educational, and housing opportunities to transform communities. To uplift their programming, they share the stories of their organizations’ work and successes on their website. This month, in honor of Black History Month, they highlight four organizations doing inspirational work within the LISC Fund Management’s Black Economic Development Fund. You can learn more about the Black Economic Development Fund and LISC’s work on their website today!

Peer Health Exchange

Peer Health Exchange supports young people by partnering with high schools and providing community, resources, and educational opportunities to help young people make healthy, informed decisions throughout their lives. An important part of their work is engaging the students they serve as leaders and advocates for themselves and their peers. You can learn more about the how and why of youth engagement at their upcoming event Amplifying Youth Voice: PHE’s Youth Engagement Journey. You can get tickets online today or learn more about their opportunities for young people on their website!

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