Who We Are
AMERICA’S EDGE is a membership organization of business leaders who work to strengthen businesses and the economy through proven investments in children and youth. We educate policy-makers and the public about research-based investments that will enable their businesses to compete in today’s competitive global marketplace, build a foundation for lasting economic security, and help our nation’s children get on the right track. In 2014 AMERICA’S EDGE merged with ReadyNation, previously a project of America’s Promise Alliance (America’s Promise), creating the largest coalition of business leaders advocating on behalf of America’s youngest citizens. We operate under the umbrella of the 501(c) 3 non-profit, Council for a Strong America.
We take a critical look at the knowledge, skills and abilities businesses need their employees to have in the 21st century, including the ability to be communicators, collaborators, and critical thinkers. We educate policy-makers and the public about high-quality investments that protect America’s competitive edge in a global market place, build a foundation for lasting economic security, and help our nation’s children.
Proven Investments for Business:
We support proven and promising programs that pay big dividends to businesses both today and tomorrow, strengthen communities, and get children school- and work- ready so businesses have a future workforce with the knowledge, skills and abilities we need. We know that among the most effective ways to increase sales of local goods and services and create jobs is through investments in children and youth.
How We Make a Difference:
America’s Edge members educate policy-makers and the public by:
- Communicating with elected officials through letters, calls and personal meetings.
- Submitting opinion editorials and letters-to-the editor to local newspapers.
- Participating in press events when new research reports are released.
- Participating in legislative hearings and briefings.