Resources

Creating Lasting Change through Community Leadership

A digital feature discussing how Promise Neighborhoods are working with residents to weather crises and transform communities.

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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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Planning a Promise Neighborhood

This planning guide created by Bridgespan and PolicyLink, builds on Bridgespan's experience in partnership with HCZ and other initatives. IT is organized around 5 questions about decisionmaking to make the greatest impact.

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Bringing Promise to Washington, DC

This brief highlights Washington DC's Promise Neighborhood Initiative (DPNI) and their efforts starting in 2008, even before the grant began. This is written after their planning year and describes planned activities and next steps in implementation.

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A Guide to Setting Up Congressional Site Visits

This fact sheet guides PNs through scheduling and meeting with Congress members to display the impact of the PN. It provides step-by-step instructions for before, during, and after the visit.

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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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Promise Neighborhood Investment Readiness Criteria

This fact sheet detailis PNI's efforts to attract more investment to the initiative. It outlines criteria essential for being a network member.

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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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Beyond Lessons in the Field: Community Engagement in Promise Neighborhoods

This fact sheet details information on bulding strong leadership for supported, respectful, long-lasting community engagement and partnerships in Promise Neighborhoods.

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Beyond Lessons in the Field: Creating and Sustaining Partnerships in Promise Neighborhoods

This fact sheet provides frequently asked questions and answers for using partnerships for effective implementation and long-term sustainability of PNs. It provides examples from communities where partnerships have helped communities succeed.

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