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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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Impact in Place: A progress report on the Department of Education's Place-Based Strategy

This report looks as the Department of Education's progress in adopting place-based strategies. It looks at six elements identified as critical to the implementation of a successful place-based program: 1) Engage the Community Through Asset Mapping and a Needs Assessment; 2) Focus on Clear Results...

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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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Sustaining Promise Neighborhoods through Policy and Systems Change

In this presentation, St. Paul Promise Neighborhood shares the influence of parents and partners on public decisionmaking. It shows how a coalition was able to advocate and drive legislation.

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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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Promise Neighborhoods Talking Points

This fact sheet is a series of talking points to promote the continued support for Promise Neighborhoods. It addresses federal funding, reasons for continued investment, and information about the impact of PN efforts.

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Some Considerations Pertinent to a Promise Neighborhoods National Evaluation

This report discusses issues for understanding a comprehensive evaluation of performance and impact of PN grantees. It provides insight from the perspective of organizations working with evaluation and practice and who hope to improve outcomes for children and families.

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Choosing a Data System for your Promise Neighborhood

This fact sheet provides criteria and guidelines for building effective data systems. The authors assert that comprehensive data systems are essential for efficacious PNs to collect and organize data and inform decisionmaking.

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