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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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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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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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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Successful Research Collaborations: Rules of Engagement for Community-Based Organizations

This report provides considerations for community-based organizations , particularly PNs, when working with external evaluators and researchers. It aims to share HCZ's experiences and perspective about this collaboration and recommendations based on this.

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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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