Resources

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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Some Considerations Pertinent to a Promise Neighborhoods National Evaluation

This report discusses issues for understanding a comprehensive evaluation of performance and impact of PN grantees. It provides insight from the perspective of organizations working with evaluation and practice and who hope to improve outcomes for children and families.

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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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From Cradle to Career: The Multiple Challenges Facing Immigrant Families in Langley Park Promise Neighborhood

This report provides an example of a needs assessment of a promise neighbrohood (Langley Park Promise Neighborhood). Langley Park is an immigrant neighborhood outside of Washington, DC where families are resilient but there are substantial hardships, but also opportunities for change.

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Astoria Houses Neighborhood Survey for Zone 126 Promise Neighborhood, 2012

This report highlights the methodology used to develop a neighborhood survey for residents of Astoria Houses to support Zone 126's (a PN) needs assessment and planning process. Zone 126 used results from the survey to inform the initiatives family and child-centered programming.

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DC Promise Neighborhood Initiative: Needs Assessment and Segmentation Analysis

This report provides an example of a needs and segmentation analysis of a promise neighborhood. It is intended to provide an understanding of the needs of the community and to inform the continuum of strategies during PN implementation.

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Making Good on a Promise: Working to End Intergenerational Poverty in Kenilworth-Parkside

This report profiles the DC Promise Neighborhood (DCPNI) in Kenilworth-Parkside community. The report describes the community and education context, DCPNI and partner efforts and initiatives, and promising signs that progress is being made to improve the life chances of residents in Kenilworth-...

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A New Day for Data: How Promise Neighborhoods are transforming lives - For Families Forced Out, a Reason to Return (San Francisco, California)

This data story focuses on a Promise Neighborhood that is using data to transform lives by striving to meet the needs of residents from San Francisco’s gentrifying Mission District even as many are displaced from the neighborhood.

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