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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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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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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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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