NORWOOD, OH (FOX19) - Norwood was named one of America's Promise Alliance's 100 Best Communities for Young People on Wednesday.
The national award recognizes Norwood's outstanding and innovative work in addressing the high school dropout crisis. It was also recognized for its services which make it an outstanding place for youth to learn and grow.
Norwood was honored for programs with an emphasis on leadership, education and community service and has been a 100 Best winner three times.
"Being named one of America's Promise Alliance's 100 Best is significant and meaningful to the entire community," said Deb Robison. "So many dedicated people and programs contributed to this win and it further reinforces our belief that a focus on youth pays dividends to the entire community."
Norwood strives to improve education by working with the Ohio Department of Education to implement Common Core Standards to help students prepare for a career path.
"As young people across the country go back to school, it is especially timely to recognize communities like Norwood that have come together to make supporting young people a top priority and that are committed to helping young Americans reach their full potential," said John Gomperts, America's Promise Alliance president and CEO. "The 100 Best winners are doing outstanding work delivering the Five Promises that create the conditions for all young people to have the best chance for success. We hope the example set by these communities provides inspiration for others to take action."
The city will receive a $2,500 grant, signage to show its new honor and access to America's Promise Alliance's community development resources.