Resources

Resources are ordered by the date they were added with the most recent additions first. The U.S. Department of Education, Promise Neighborhoods sites, and key technical assistance partners have produced written guidance, videos, webinars, and hands-on tools on how to launch and manage a successful cradle-to-career pipeline of services and supports for early learners, students, and families in economically distressed communities.

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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Focusing on Results in Promise Neighborhoods: Recommendations for the Federal Initiative

This brief asserts how a focus on results can enhance the federal initative. It shares a collaboration between PNI, HCZ, and CSSP to propose that the central focus of PN should be on achieving a set of results for poor children and families.

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A Developmental Pathway for Achieving Promise Neighborhoods Results

This report describes "Neighborhoods Results" - a tool created by CSSP, Department of Education, and PNI. It is a tool for planning PN through establishing capacity with partners, stakeholders, and an understanding of results and indicators

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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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Academic Proficiency

In this presentation, Los Angeles PN (YPI) shares information on improving academic competencies. They share how they use data to drive goals, adapting to students' needs, and developing target solutions.

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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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