Key Concepts

The Promise Neighborhoods theory of change focuses on placing great schools at the center of neighborhood revitalization efforts. When effective family and community supports are combined with strong academic experiences that are targeted at the children and families who need them most, children are prepared for success in college and career and entire communities are strengthened.

The Promise Neighborhoods theory of action calls for groups of community stakeholders to do business differently, working across sectors and organizations and focusing on what works to achieve a common set of results for children and youth.