Resources

Early Learning in Promise Neighborhoods

This report provides a guide to demonstrate early learning results and identify challenges and lessons learned for three Promise Neighborhoods: Berea College, Hayward, and the Northside Achievement Zone. Focuses on the 10 results and 15 indicators, and how to target the cradle to career pipeline

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Supporting Age-Appropriate Functioning in Promise Neighborhoods (GPRA 2)

This webinar shares best practices and effective strategies used by Promise Neighborhoods to promote age-appropriate functioning of young children. The purpose is to provide skills, knowledge, resources to community leaders and PNs that focus on GPRA 2.

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Addressing the Impact of Trauma on Academic Proficiency and Chronic Absenteeism

This webinar describes the impact of traumatic events on students' learning and trauma-informed strategies to improve academic and attendance outcomes for students living in PNs. Addresses issue of chronic absenteeism and lower academic proficiency of students in underserved communities

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Sustaining Parent Engagement throughout the Cradle-to-Career Continuum (GPRAs 12-14)

This webinar describes the importance of parent engagement in achieving and sustaining PN results. It provides strategies to ensure parents read to their children, prep them for college and career success, and have the skills to contribute to the college to career continuum.

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Understanding Federal Tools to Build Youth and Family Financial Capability

This webinar shares best practices of using federal tools to implement the goals of Promise Neighborhoods. The tools are aimed at building youth and family financial capability.

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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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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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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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Promise Neighborhoods Federal Policy Webinar

This webinar presents information on federal and state legislation and policies that afect Promise Neighborhood implementation and sustainability. It also provides information on what sites can do to interact with their local officials.

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