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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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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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Intermediaries and Their Potential Role in Support of Promise Neighborhoods' Development and Implementation

This brief emphasizes the importance of intermediaries, such as funders, local sites, and other potential partners, to strenghten PN sites' work to reach their desired results and build capacity. Provides a spotlight on Beacon Schools in New York City and their use of intermediaries to contribute...

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Evidence-based Practice

This fact sheet describes evidence-based practice, and how the PN program exemplifies this framework. It guides applicants through demonstrating their commitment to evidence-based practice.

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Capacity-Building Toolkit Manual: Planning Back-Office Supports for Growing Promise Neighborhoods

This fact sheet provide a tool for PNs to create realistic visions and budgets for the management needs of work. It provides guidance for estimating staffing and financial needs during the implementation grant year and beyond.

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PNI Preferred TA & Resource Provider Guide

This fact sheet provides references to technical assistance providers to support grantees as they strive to target results and indicators in the PN grant. It provides contact information, organizational descriptions, and other relevant services and resources.

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Communities of Practice to Achieve Results in Promise Neighborhoods

"This brief explores tenets of communities of practice and how it relates to Promise Neighborhood approach. "

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