Resources

Evaluating Programs and Impact within Promise Neighborhoods

Place-based education and community change interventions such as Promise Neighborhoods face distinct challenges designing and executing high-quality evaluations. Because these efforts attempt to create population-level change by using a comprehensive continuum of cradle-to-career programming,...

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Advancing Results through Leadership Development: Reflections on Technical Assistance for the Promise Neighborhoods Program

Over the past decade, communities nationwide have used federal Promise Neighborhoods grants to develop cradle-to-career solutions, or “pipelines,” to produce better results for children and youth. Although their communities, populations, and circumstances are unique, Promise Neighborhoods grantees...

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Advancing Results through Case Managers

Case managers are a central component of Promise Neighborhoods, a US Department of Education–funded grant program that provides cradle-to-career services and supports to marginalized young people and families. This brief explores the role of case managers, who coordinate delivery of services and...

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Taking Promise Neighborhoods to the State Level: Lessons from California and Minnesota

This brief highlights Promise Neighborhoods grantees that are developing partnerships to extend their impact beyond their neighborhoods to the state level. We explore how partnerships in California and Minnesota have established shared goals, invested their time and resources to achieve their goals...

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Promoting Sustainability for Promise Neighborhood Grantees: Understanding Needs and Strategies

This brief summarizes findings and recommendations from a needs assessment undertaken to help Promise Neighborhood grantees and their technical assistance partners understand how the sites are approaching sustainability. We also review the financial landscape of Promise Neighborhood grantees.

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Introduction to Data Quality: A Guide for Promise Neighborhoods on Collecting Reliable Information to Drive Programming and Measure Results

This brief provides a basic overview of data quality management principles and practices that Promise Neighborhoods and other community-based initiatives can apply to their work. It also provides examples of data quality practices that Promise Neighborhoods have put in place. The target audiences...

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An Equity Toolkit for Promise Neighborhoods: Advancing Equitable Outcomes through the Performance Management Cycle

This brief describes how Promise Neighborhoods can apply an equity lens to address disparate outcomes as a path to achieving better results for all children and families. Promise Neighborhoods is a federal initiative that aims to improve the educational and developmental outcomes of children and...

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Building a Culture of Results: A Guide to Emerging Practices in Promise Neighborhoods

The U.S. Department of Education's Promise Neighborhoods program provides support to communities that are working to build cradle-to-career pipelines, also known as continuums of solutions, for their children and youth. While their specific strategies may vary, all Promise Neighborhoods are working...

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Technical Assistance Self-Assessment Tool

This plan provides guidelines for developing a strong PN implementation plan. It Includes categories with statements to assess current plans and capacity for accomplishing goals related to PN results.

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PNI Peer Learning Tool

This resource shares a tool with promising practices for PNs to approach PN results and indicators, and description of efforts required to build the competencies required for better results and scaled results over time. Includes highlights of PN sites regarding different PN indicators

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