Resources

Early Learning Network

In this presentation, Hayward PN highlights their focus on Desired Results System Process for Continuous Improvement. This process provides structure and tools for recording individual child's development and documenting progress.

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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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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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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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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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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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Promise Neighborhoods: A Comprehensive Approach to Expanding Opportunity for All Children

This is an example fact sheet for sharing impact of the PN with funders and partners.

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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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Preparing and Fielding High-Quality Surveys: Practical Strategies for Successfully Implementing Neighborhood and School Climate Surveys in Promise Neighborhoods

This report is intended to help with planning, management, and documentation for neighborhood and school climate surveys. The report provides example from PN sites that have had success with developing and fielding these surveys.

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