The Horatio Alger Association’s Strategic Partners collaborate in advancing the mission of the Association through promotion of individual excellence, good citizenship and the virtue of perseverance through adversity. We are proud to partner with these organizations in pursuit of our common ideals.
Campus Crest Communities, which operates properties under the brands “The Grove” and “Copper Beech,” provides housing to Horatio Alger Scholars at the company’s properties located throughout the United States. Since the program’s inception more than 100 Horatio Alger Scholars have benefitted from this generous opportunity provided by Association’s Friends of Distinction Ted Rollins and Mike Hartnett.
Additional opportunities for Scholars made possible through Campus Crest include:
The Cristo Rey Network prepares young people with limited options for college.
All Cristo Rey Network students participate in a Corporate Work Study Program through which they can finance up to 70 percent of the cost of their high school education, gain real-world job experience, grow in self-confidence, develop a strong work ethic and realize the relevance of their education. Assigned to a four-member job-sharing team, each student works 5 days per month. Last year, Network schools contracted with some 2,000 corporate sponsors to secure 2,000 work study jobs for Cristo Rey students. The Corporate Work Study Program is vital to the member schools’ financial sustainability and long-term success. The Cristo Rey Network is made up of 25 inner-city high schools across the country.
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The Give US Your Poor mission is to create a revolution in public awareness, dispel myths and promote structural solutions to end epidemic homeless in the United States. It works to effect change at the policy level; engage volunteerism and contributions at the individual and corporate levels through media, technology and education; and channel support to partner homeless organizations. It is currently spearheading a national celebrity music initiative to help end veteran homelessness.
The mission of the Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center is to capture and document history by collecting manuscripts from individuals who play a significant part in the fields of journalism, poetry, literature and criticism, dance, music, theater, film, television and political and religious movements. The center strives to preserve the documents and make them readily available to researchers and the general public. To reference the Association’s archive, please visit the Horatio Alger Association Collection online at the Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center website. Interested parties may also visit the Center’s Collection online regarding the Association’s Co-Founder, Dr. Norman Vincent Peale.
Jericho Project's mission is to end homelessness at its roots by creating a community that inspires individual change, fosters sustainable independence and motivates men and women to reach their greatest potential. Jericho’s nationally recognized program model combines supportive housing, individualized relapse prevention counseling, family reunification support, vocational and educational programming and ongoing aftercare to an average of 300 formerly homeless individuals each year.
KIPP, the Knowledge Is Power Program, is a national network of free, open-enrollment, college-preparatory public charter schools with a track record of preparing students in underserved communities for success in college and in life.
There are currently 141 KIPP schools in 20 states and the District of Columbia serving 50,000 students. More than 86 percent of our students are from low-income families and eligible for the federal free or reduced-price meals program, and 95 percent are African American or Latino. Nationally, more than 90 percent of KIPP middle school students have graduated high school, and more than 80 percent of KIPP alumni have gone on to college.
The National Foster Parent Association (NFPA) was founded in 1972 and is incorporated as a private non-profit organization (501c3). Anyone supporting the work of foster, adoptive, and kinship parents is welcome to be a member. This includes foster parents, adoptive parents, kinship caregivers, social workers, and advocates.
All of the activities of NFPA are organized and led by volunteers. There is no paid staff, although administrative support services are provided through a contract with PATH Inc. NFPA provides information and support to foster parents through regular publications, an informative web site, active social media presence, educational programs, and support of research and advocacy related to family-based care. The offices for the association are in Minneapolis, Minnesota, but the actual programs take place in homes and offices throughout the United States.
Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship's mission is to provide programs that inspire young people from low-income communities to stay in school, to recognize business opportunities and to plan for successful futures. Its vision is that all young people can find a path to success.