Resources

Using Data to Make a Difference for Boston-area Students at Risk of Homelessness

This blog is a grantee spotlight on how a Boston area Promise Initiative uses data to promote academic success and to fight homelessness.

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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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Early Learning in Promise Neighborhoods

This report provides a guide to demonstrate early learning results and identify challenges and lessons learned for three Promise Neighborhoods: Berea College, Hayward, and the Northside Achievement Zone. Focuses on the 10 results and 15 indicators, and how to target the cradle to career pipeline

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A Developmental Pathway for Achieving Promise Neighborhoods Results

This report describes "Neighborhoods Results" - a tool created by CSSP, Department of Education, and PNI. It is a tool for planning PN through establishing capacity with partners, stakeholders, and an understanding of results and indicators

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Successful Research Collaborations: Rules of Engagement for Community-Based Organizations

This report provides considerations for community-based organizations , particularly PNs, when working with external evaluators and researchers. It aims to share HCZ's experiences and perspective about this collaboration and recommendations based on this.

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Impact in Place: A progress report on the Department of Education's Place-Based Strategy

This report looks as the Department of Education's progress in adopting place-based strategies. It looks at six elements identified as critical to the implementation of a successful place-based program: 1) Engage the Community Through Asset Mapping and a Needs Assessment; 2) Focus on Clear Results...

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Some Considerations Pertinent to a Promise Neighborhoods National Evaluation

This report discusses issues for understanding a comprehensive evaluation of performance and impact of PN grantees. It provides insight from the perspective of organizations working with evaluation and practice and who hope to improve outcomes for children and families.

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Early Childhood Solution Plan

This plan outlines key activities for Northside Achievement Zone in Minneaposlis and its partners to collaboratively reach their Early Childhood Goals. The plan plots out the active ingredients to progress, necessary condidtions, and frequency of different early childhood interventions...

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Results and Indicators for Children: An Analysis to Inform Discussions about Promise Neighborhoods

This report recommends 21 results and accompanying indicators for Promise Neighborhoods. The authors detail existing key data sources, results, and suggested indicators focused on improving health, development, and education of children.

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From Cradle to Career: The Multiple Challenges Facing Immigrant Families in Langley Park Promise Neighborhood

This report provides an example of a needs assessment of a promise neighbrohood (Langley Park Promise Neighborhood). Langley Park is an immigrant neighborhood outside of Washington, DC where families are resilient but there are substantial hardships, but also opportunities for change.

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