Three Ohio cities made the cut to earn a spot on a top communities list for 2011.
The annual competition recognizes cities across the country that make extra efforts to provide student services and reduce high school dropout rates.
"It takes a community to raise a child and we certainly understand that, as many other communities understand that," Bill Currin said, Hudson mayor. "When you support your young people, you support the future of not only your community, their future, their families, but also this great country of ours."
This year, a $2,500 grant will be rewarded to each city honored with a spot on the list. Winners may spend the grant money to help fund programs in town or to pay for a celebration of receiving the award.
Ohio Cities on the List:
The group accepts nominations annually for recognition.
On the Web: America's Promise Alliance