Resources

Evaluating Programs and Impact within Promise Neighborhoods

Place-based education and community change interventions such as Promise Neighborhoods face distinct challenges designing and executing high-quality evaluations. Because these efforts attempt to create population-level change by using a comprehensive continuum of cradle-to-career programming,...

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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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Using Data to Make a Difference for Boston-area Students at Risk of Homelessness

This blog is a grantee spotlight on how a Boston area Promise Initiative uses data to promote academic success and to fight homelessness.

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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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Service Coordination to Achieve Results in Promise Neighborhoods

This brief provides information on service coordination and capacity building for promise neighborhoods based on previous place based initiatives.

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A Look at College and Career in Chula Vista Promise Neighborhood

This resource provides a grantee spotlight on Chula Vista Promise Neighborhood in a series of videos that highlights PNs' work to target the cradle-to-career pipeline in improving student and family outcomes. This video focuses on Chila Vista's use of leveraging community partnerships to prepare...

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A Look at Early Childhood in Berea College Promise Neighborhood

This resource provides a grantee spotlight on Berea College in a series of videos that highlights PNs' work to target the cradle-to-career pipeline in improving student and family outcomes. This video focuses on Berea College's strong early childhood segment of the pipeline.

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A Look at K-12 in East Lubbock Promise Neighborhood

This resource provides a grantee spotlight on East Lubbock Promise Neighborhood in a series of videos that highlights PNs' work to strengthen partnerships between schools, the school district, and partners. This video focuses on the grantees' work to target students in K-12.

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