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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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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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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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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U.S. Department of Education Chooses Clear Impact to Provide Technical Assistance and Clear Impact Scorecard Software to Promise Neighborhoods

This brief shares information on the Department of Education's selection of Clear Impact to provide coaching, training, technical assistance, and Scorecard to PN grantees and their partners. The brief describes the Results-Based Accountability and Clear Impact's added value to PN.

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The Promise of Promise Neighborhoods: Beyond Good Intentions

In this presentation, former Secretary Arne Duncan makes remarks at the Harlem Children's Zone Conference and discusses Harlem Children's Zone and other examples that would fit the Promise Neighborhood model.

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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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