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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Academic Proficiency

In this presentation, Los Angeles PN (YPI) shares information on improving academic competencies. They share how they use data to drive goals, adapting to students' needs, and developing target solutions.

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Using Data to Make a Difference for Boston-area Students at Risk of Homelessness

This blog is a grantee spotlight on how a Boston area Promise Initiative uses data to promote academic success and to fight homelessness.

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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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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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Planning a Promise Neighborhood

This planning guide created by Bridgespan and PolicyLink, builds on Bridgespan's experience in partnership with HCZ and other initatives. IT is organized around 5 questions about decisionmaking to make the greatest impact.

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School Readiness and Promise Neighborhoods

This presentation explores school readiness research and the best practices and trends impacting school readiness. It also Introduces First 5 LA's ECE strategy.

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Bringing Promise to Washington, DC

This brief highlights Washington DC's Promise Neighborhood Initiative (DPNI) and their efforts starting in 2008, even before the grant began. This is written after their planning year and describes planned activities and next steps in implementation.

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