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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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 Postsecondary Educational Success in the Promise Neighborhood

In this presentation, Berea College provides tips for encouraging positive post-secondary education transition and success. They share how to build a college-going culture and provide transition supports.

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Sustaining Community Revitalization: A Tool for Preparing Budgets for Promise Neighborhood Initiatives

This report shares how Promise Neighborhood sites can plan and map out fiscal needs, gaps in funding, and funding and financing strategies. It provides tools and guidance for thinking through costs of different components of an initiative.

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Promise Neighborhood Investment Readiness Criteria

This fact sheet detailis PNI's efforts to attract more investment to the initiative. It outlines criteria essential for being a network member.

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Learn About Your Neighborhood: Uncover the Strengths and Challenges

This brief provides tips on exploring the strengths and challenges facing your neighborhood through consulting with residents and community groups and planning how to build out solutions based on this information.

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Beyond Lessons in the Field: Community Engagement in Promise Neighborhoods

This fact sheet details information on bulding strong leadership for supported, respectful, long-lasting community engagement and partnerships in Promise Neighborhoods.

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Beyond Lessons in the Field: Creating and Sustaining Partnerships in Promise Neighborhoods

This fact sheet provides frequently asked questions and answers for using partnerships for effective implementation and long-term sustainability of PNs. It provides examples from communities where partnerships have helped communities succeed.

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Aligning for Impact: Conneting Promise Neighborhoods and the Cradle-to-Career Civic Infrasturcture

This fact sheet provides information on the value of connecting neighborhood and regional partnerships. It shows how this is a mutually benefiical relationship that allows for testing policy/systems, engaging communities more effectively, spreading innovation, removing policy barriers and accessing...

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