Resources

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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Introduction to Data Quality: A Guide for Promise Neighborhoods on Collecting Reliable Information to Drive Programming and Measure Results

This brief provides a basic overview of data quality management principles and practices that Promise Neighborhoods and other community-based initiatives can apply to their work. It also provides examples of data quality practices that Promise Neighborhoods have put in place. The target audiences...

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An Equity Toolkit for Promise Neighborhoods: Advancing Equitable Outcomes through the Performance Management Cycle

This brief describes how Promise Neighborhoods can apply an equity lens to address disparate outcomes as a path to achieving better results for all children and families. Promise Neighborhoods is a federal initiative that aims to improve the educational and developmental outcomes of children and...

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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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Intermediaries and Their Potential Role in Support of Promise Neighborhoods' Development and Implementation

This brief emphasizes the importance of intermediaries, such as funders, local sites, and other potential partners, to strenghten PN sites' work to reach their desired results and build capacity. Provides a spotlight on Beacon Schools in New York City and their use of intermediaries to contribute...

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Maintaining and Expanding the Pipeline: Guidance, Strategies, and Reflections on Sustaining a Promise Neighborhood

This brief provides a framework and guiding questions to support Promise Neighorhoods in preparing for sustainability, with the approach that sustainability should be incorporated to overall strategy development. Highlights reflections, lessons, and strategies from multiple PN grantees geared...

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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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Evidence-based Practice

This fact sheet describes evidence-based practice, and how the PN program exemplifies this framework. It guides applicants through demonstrating their commitment to evidence-based practice.

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2010 How to Apply Guide

This fact sheet provides a guide for applicant organizations and neighborhood coalitions to approach the application and the PN planning grant. It helps applicants undertsand the key elements, priorities, and requirements of the grant.

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