Resources

Sustaining Community Revitalization: A Tool for Preparing Budgets for Promise Neighborhood Initiatives

This report shares how Promise Neighborhood sites can plan and map out fiscal needs, gaps in funding, and funding and financing strategies. It provides tools and guidance for thinking through costs of different components of an initiative.

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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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Why Promise Neighborhoods are Keeping Score

This brief shares the purpose behind using results-based approaches on initiatives like PN. It presents Clear Impact's contribution to data collection and results focus in PN operations.

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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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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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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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