Resources

The Promise Neighborhoods Training and Technical Assistance team, the U.S. Department of Education, Promise Neighborhoods grantees, and key technical assistance partners have produced written guidance, tools, and videos about how to launch and manage a successful cradle-to-career pipeline of solutions and strategies for early learners, students, and families in economically distressed communities. Resources appear in the order they were added with the most recent additions first.

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Cradle to Career

Find resources related to the four pipeline areas: Early Childhood, Kindergarten to Grade 12, College and Career, and Family and Community Supports

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Sustaining a Promise Neighborhood

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Building out an Effective Case Management System

Author: PolicyLink | Year of Publication: 2016

A robust case management system is critical to tracking progress and improving outcomes for children and their families along the cradle-to-career continuum.

Collecting, Analyzing, and Using Data Data Collection Data Management Systems Data Security and Confidentiality

A New Day for Data: For Families Forced Out, a Reason to Return - San Francisco, CA

Author: Alexandra Tilsley, Lydia Thompson | Year of Publication: 2016

This data story features the San Francisco Promise Neighborhood’s use of data to meet the needs of residents from the gentrifying Mission District even as many are displaced from the neighborhood.

Collecting, Analyzing, and Using Data Data Collection Family Supports Parent and Community Engagement

A New Day for Data: Bringing Change to a Forgotten Community - Washington, DC

Author: Serena Lei, Lydia Thompson | Year of Publication: 2016

This data story focuses on the Washington, DC, Promise Neighborhood’s use of data to lift an isolated and forgotten community out of poverty.

Collecting, Analyzing, and Using Data Family Supports Health and Wellbeing Parent and Community Engagement

A New Day for Data: Passport to Prosperity - Indianola, MS

Author: Matthew Johnson | Year of Publication: 2016

This data story features the Indianola Promise Neighborhood’s use of data to transform lives by aiming to close the disparity of opportunities for children in rural Mississippi.

Collecting, Analyzing, and Using Data Early Childhood Education Family Supports Parent and Community Engagement

Leveraging Policy Advocacy to Keep Students Healthy (GPRAs 8–9)

Author: Promise Neighborhoods Institute | Year of Publication: 2016

The capacity to leverage policy advocacy and systems change is critical to scaling up and sustaining efforts to ensure youth living in Promise Neighborhoods are healthy and connected to the necessary services and supports to prepare them for college and career success.

Health and Wellbeing K-12 Academic Performance Parent and Community Engagement Policy & Systems

Integrating Family Financial Security into Cradle-to-Career Pipelines: Learning Lessons from Promise Neighborhoods

Author: PolicyLink | Year of Publication: 2016

With support from Citi Foundation, PolicyLink and the Promise Neighborhoods Institute at PolicyLink (PNI) joined forces with five PNI communities (Brooklyn, New York; Los Angeles, California; Chula Vista, California; Orlando, Florida; and Indianola, Mississippi) to design and carry out strategies for embedding financial security into their pipelines of supports. The collaborative effort set out to embed the concepts of budgeting, emergency savings, saving for college, and credit access, into existing PNI programs.

Family Supports Financial Security Post-Secondary Success Program Delivery/Partners

Understanding Federal Tools for Building Youth and Family Financial Capability

Author: PolicyLink | Year of Publication: 2016

On March 29, 2016, the Promise Neighborhoods Institute at PolicyLink hosted a webinar to discuss strategies to use federal tools to build youth and family financial capability in Promise Neighborhoods. Anamita Gall (ICF International) and Dr. Deborah Moore (Indianola Promise Community) shared best practices for using federal tools, such as the Assets for Independence Initiative, to break the cycle of generational poverty, ensure students live in stable communities, and integrate financial capability services into Promise Neighborhoods strategies to improve outcomes for all underserved children and their families.

Family Supports Financial Security Post-Secondary Success Program Delivery/Partners

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

Author: PolicyLink | Year of Publication: 2016

Parent and community engagement is critical to achieving and sustaining Promise Neighborhoods results. Research demonstrates children whose parents are involved in their reading and learning are more likely to have stronger academic performances and fewer absences.

Family Supports Parent and Community Engagement Post-Secondary Success Program Delivery/Partners

Addressing the Impact of Trauma on Academic Performance and School Attendance

Author: PolicyLink | Year of Publication: 2016

Exposure to a traumatic event places a young person at risk of a lower reading proficiency, a lower grade -point average, and more days of school absences. Throughout their lifetimes, many young students living in underserved communities will experience one or more traumatic events, putting them at risk of chronic absenteeism and lower academic proficiency. 

Family Supports Health and Wellbeing K-12 Academic Performance Program Delivery/Partners

Using Data to Make a Difference for Boston-Area Students At Risk of Homelessness

Author: Mary Bogle, Katya Abazajian | Year of Publication: 2016

This Urban Wire blog post details how a Boston- area Promise Initiative used data to promote academic success and to fight homelessness.

Health and Wellbeing K-12 Academic Performance Parent and Community Engagement Program Delivery/Partners