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...
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...
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...
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...
Integrating Family Financial Security into Cradle-to-Career Pipelines: Learning Lessons from Promise Neighborhoods
This report provides information Policy Link's collaboration with Citi Foundation and PNs to illuminate strategies for embedding financial security into pipeline of supports. It shows interventions aimed at financial education tied to skill-building opportunities.
Sustaining Community Revitalization: A Tool for Preparing Budgets for Promise Neighborhood Initiatives
This report shares how Promise Neighborhood sites can plan and map out fiscal needs, gaps in funding, and funding and financing strategies. It provides tools and guidance for thinking through costs of different components of an initiative.
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.
This brief shares the purpose behind using results-based approaches on initiatives like PN. It presents Clear Impact's contribution to data collection and results focus in PN operations.
This guidebook highlights the "culture of results" adopted by Promise Neighborhoods, and how it ensures effective solutions are launched, tracked, improved, and sustained. It covers shared accountability with staff, partners, and the community, to improve outcomes for children and families
This brief focuses on helping PN's systematically identify and address barriers to improve the outcomes of black male children.The brief includes instructions for assessing needs and recommends a results-based framework to create positive impacts from cradle to career.