The Upjohn Institute is participating in the 11th PromiseNet conference, focused on the tuition-free college Promise movement, Oct. 2-3 in Detroit. The Upjohn Institute and the Kalamazoo Promise convened the first PromiseNet, in 2008, and the institute has been involved in planning and supporting the conference ever since.
PromiseNet is a grassroots conference organized by stakeholders in the growing Promise movement. The conference is being held in Detroit to mark the 10th anniversary of the Detroit Promise.
As the leading research organization devoted to understanding the design and effect of place-based scholarship programs, the Upjohn Institute offers numerous resources for those involved in, or considering creating, Promise programs. Resources that will be shared during the conference include:
- The Free College Handbook: A Practitioner’s Guide to Promise Research
- Promise Programs Research Database
- Promise Research Bibliography: broken out by outcome area and by author
The Upjohn Institute also maintains a research initiative called Promise: Investing in Community, which brings together institute expertise on place-based scholarships and local labor market issues.