Resources

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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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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Maintaining and Expanding the Pipeline: Guidance, Strategies, and Reflections on Sustaining a Promise Neighborhood

This brief provides a framework and guiding questions to support Promise Neighorhoods in preparing for sustainability, with the approach that sustainability should be incorporated to overall strategy development. Highlights reflections, lessons, and strategies from multiple PN grantees geared...

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Supporting Age-Appropriate Functioning in Promise Neighborhoods (GPRA 2)

This webinar shares best practices and effective strategies used by Promise Neighborhoods to promote age-appropriate functioning of young children. The purpose is to provide skills, knowledge, resources to community leaders and PNs that focus on GPRA 2.

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Addressing the Impact of Trauma on Academic Proficiency and Chronic Absenteeism

This webinar describes the impact of traumatic events on students' learning and trauma-informed strategies to improve academic and attendance outcomes for students living in PNs. Addresses issue of chronic absenteeism and lower academic proficiency of students in underserved communities

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Sustaining Parent Engagement throughout the Cradle-to-Career Continuum (GPRAs 12-14)

This webinar describes the importance of parent engagement in achieving and sustaining PN results. It provides strategies to ensure parents read to their children, prep them for college and career success, and have the skills to contribute to the college to career continuum.

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