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:
- Community Assistant Program. This program allows students to gain valuable work experience through positions available at Campus Crest properties as a way to offset the cost of housing.
- Career Opportunities. Campus Crest’s partnership with the Association makes employment opportunities available to Horatio Alger Scholars by posting job openings on the Association’s job board and Scholars’ social media pages.
Communities in Schools
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CRISTO REY NETWORK: TRANSFORMING URBAN AMERICA ONE STUDENT AT A TIME
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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GIVE US YOUR POOR: THE CAMPAIGN TO END HOMELESSNESS
AN AFFILIATE OF THE NATIONAL CENTER ON FAMILY HOMELESSNESS
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.
HOWARD GOTLIEB ARCHIVAL RESEARCH CENTER
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: OFF THE STREETS. ON WITH LIFE.
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.
Junior Achievement is the world's largest organization dedicated to educating students about workforce readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy through experiential, hands-on programs. Junior Achievement programs help prepare young people for the real world by showing them how to generate wealth and effectively manage it, how to create jobs which make their communities more robust, and how to apply entrepreneurial thinking to the workplace. Students put these lessons into action and learn the value of contributing to their communities.
JA's unique approach allows volunteers from the community to deliver our curriculum while sharing their experiences with students. Embodying the heart of JA, our 202,000 classroom volunteers transform the key concepts of our lessons into a message that inspires and empowers students to believe in themselves, showing them they can make a difference in the world.
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.
LEDA, LEADERSHIP ENTERPRISE FOR A DIVERSE AMERICA
LEDA is a national, nonprofit organization dedicated to diversifying the national leadership pipeline by enabling high-achieving students from low-income backgrounds to gain admission to and succeed at our nation’s most selective colleges. By helping qualified students from low-income backgrounds access these institutions, we seek to ensure that our nation’s leaders are truly reflective of its citizenry.
Each year, LEDA recruits 100 qualified high school juniors who show leadership potential, but lack the exposure and support needed to apply to selective colleges. These LEDA Scholars receive leadership training, writing instruction, standardized test preparation, and one-on-one college counseling. In college and beyond, Scholars receive continued community-building, academic advising, career counseling, and postgraduate planning to ensure that they continue to succeed and lead.
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. START IT UP.
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.
PROJECT TECH TEENS
Project Tech Teens' mission at Project Tech Teens, is to create the most innovative and engaging Mobile App Foundry, where students, especially girls, in underserved communities can easily learn computer programming while launching scalable and profitable businesses.
Schools that can
Schools That Can is the largest cross-sector network of schools in the country, working with over 145 district, charter, independent, and faith-based schools serving underserved populations and beating the odds.
STC works to unite leaders to expand quality urban education. They do this by connecting leaders - from urban K-12 schools, as well as from industry, higher education, and innovative educational organizations - to share innovative and effective practices across schools, and collectively build solutions to common challenges. STC's work aims to ensure all students, regardless of their economic status or zip code, are college and career ready.