Resources

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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Capacity-Building Toolkit Manual: Planning Back-Office Supports for Growing Promise Neighborhoods

This fact sheet provide a tool for PNs to create realistic visions and budgets for the management needs of work. It provides guidance for estimating staffing and financial needs during the implementation grant year and beyond.

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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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Promise Neighborhoods Program: Implementation Grant-writing Guide

This fact sheet provides a How-to-Apply guide for applicant organizations to navigate the PN application for an implementation grant.

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Promise Neighborhoods Program: Planning Grant-writing Guide

This fact sheet provides a How-To-Apply grant-writing guide for prospective PNs to apply for a planning grant.

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