Resources

Youth Engagement in Collective Impact Initiatives

Youth engagement is the meaningful and sustained involvement of young people in efforts to create positive social change. This approach requires youth-serving organizations to rebalance traditional power dynamics between adults and young people, allowing youths to take on decision-making...

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Creating Lasting Change through Community Leadership

A digital feature discussing how Promise Neighborhoods are working with residents to weather crises and transform communities.

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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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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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Focusing on Results in Promise Neighborhoods: Recommendations for the Federal Initiative

This brief asserts how a focus on results can enhance the federal initative. It shares a collaboration between PNI, HCZ, and CSSP to propose that the central focus of PN should be on achieving a set of results for poor children and families.

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Helping Children Succeed: Data and the DC Promise Neighborhood Initiative

This brief provides a profile of the data partner for DC's Promise Neighborhood NeighborhoodInfo DC. NeighborhoodInfo DC’s data and technical assistance influenced DCPNI on strategy and systems.

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Bringing Promise to Washington, DC

This brief highlights Washington DC's Promise Neighborhood Initiative (DPNI) and their efforts starting in 2008, even before the grant began. This is written after their planning year and describes planned activities and next steps in implementation.

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U.S. Department of Education Chooses Clear Impact to Provide Technical Assistance and Clear Impact Scorecard Software to Promise Neighborhoods

This brief shares information on the Department of Education's selection of Clear Impact to provide coaching, training, technical assistance, and Scorecard to PN grantees and their partners. The brief describes the Results-Based Accountability and Clear Impact's added value to PN.

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Learn About Your Neighborhood: Uncover the Strengths and Challenges

This brief provides tips on exploring the strengths and challenges facing your neighborhood through consulting with residents and community groups and planning how to build out solutions based on this information.

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