Resources

Youth Engagement in Collective Impact Initiatives

Youth engagement is the meaningful and sustained involvement of young people in efforts to create positive social change. This approach requires youth-serving organizations to rebalance traditional power dynamics between adults and young people, allowing youths to take on decision-making...

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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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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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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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Sharing Results: A Guide for Communicating Promise Neighborhoods Outcomes to Diverse Audiences

This guide is designed for project teams working on place-based initiatives as a resource for establishing a communications strategy and developing compelling stories about their work. It offers a useful framework for stakeholder engagement and an application of this framework to the Promise...

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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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Early Learning in Promise Neighborhoods

This report provides a guide to demonstrate early learning results and identify challenges and lessons learned for three Promise Neighborhoods: Berea College, Hayward, and the Northside Achievement Zone. Focuses on the 10 results and 15 indicators, and how to target the cradle to career pipeline

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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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Integrating Family Financial Security into Cradle-to-Career Pipelines: Learning Lessons from Promise Neighborhoods

This report provides information Policy Link's collaboration with Citi Foundation and PNs to illuminate strategies for embedding financial security into pipeline of supports. It shows interventions aimed at financial education tied to skill-building opportunities.

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Helping Children Succeed: Data and the DC Promise Neighborhood Initiative

This brief provides a profile of the data partner for DC's Promise Neighborhood NeighborhoodInfo DC. NeighborhoodInfo DC’s data and technical assistance influenced DCPNI on strategy and systems.

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