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Advancing Results through Case Managers

Case managers are a central component of Promise Neighborhoods, a US Department of Education–funded grant program that provides cradle-to-career services and supports to marginalized young people and families. This brief explores the role of case managers, who coordinate delivery of services and...

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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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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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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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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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Technical Assistance Self-Assessment Tool

This plan provides guidelines for developing a strong PN implementation plan. It Includes categories with statements to assess current plans and capacity for accomplishing goals related to PN results.

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Focusing on Results in Promise Neighborhoods: Recommendations for the Federal Initiative

This brief asserts how a focus on results can enhance the federal initative. It shares a collaboration between PNI, HCZ, and CSSP to propose that the central focus of PN should be on achieving a set of results for poor children and families.

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Supporting Place-Based Initiatives: Data-Driven Promise in the District of Columbia

This brief shares how DCPNI's partner National Neighborhood Indicators Partnership (NNIP) has helped communities build capacity around data to advance work in place-based initiatives.

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