Resources

Building a Culture of Results: A Guide to Emerging Practices in Promise Neighborhoods

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

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Part I: Creating the Foundation to Accelerate Results for Black Males

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.

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Building Out a Successful Case Management System

In this webinar, staff from two PNs and the Urban Institute assert that a robust case management system is essential to tracking progress and improving youth and family outcomes. The presenters share best practices for case management systems based in Results-Based Accountability framework that...

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Choosing a Data System for your Promise Neighborhood

This fact sheet provides criteria and guidelines for building effective data systems. The authors assert that comprehensive data systems are essential for efficacious PNs to collect and organize data and inform decisionmaking.

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Beyond Lessons in the Field: Using Data to Make a Difference: Keys to Success

This fact sheet provides tips and resources for PNs to effectively approach data . It contains best practices on data collection, sharing, and use of information to document community needs, design solutions, and monitoring progress.

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Resources for Place-Based Initiatives

This document accompanies the Six Steps to Success: Collecting and Using Performance Data in Place-Based Initiatives. It is an anottated list of resources discussed in the brief "Six Steps to Success".

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Six Steps to Success: Collecting and Using Performance Data in Place-Based Initiatives

This brief summarizes six key steps for collecting and using data to track and improve the performance and results of major place-based initiatives. It draws on the twelve implementation grantees in the US Department of Education’s Promise Neighborhood initiative, as well as lessons learned from...

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Promise Neighborhoods Frequently Asked Questions

This fact sheet compiles questions and technical assistance requests from Promise Neighborhood Grantees since the release of the Guidance Document (February 2013). It accompanies the "Measuring Performance: A Guidance Document for Promise Neighborhoods on Collecting Data and Reporting Results"

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How to Evaluate Choice and Promise Neighborhoods

This brief provides a framework for designing evaluations for ED's Promise Neighborhoods and HUD's Choice Neighborhoods. The brief includes information on selecting key research questions, explores different research approaches, and recommends components an effective evaluation strategy.

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