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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.

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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Beyond Lessons in the Field: Using Data to Make a Difference: Keys to Success

This fact sheet provides tips and resources for PNs to effectively approach data . It contains best practices on data collection, sharing, and use of information to document community needs, design solutions, and monitoring progress.

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What's Needed to Build a Results Oriented Case Management Data System

In this presentaton the Director of Research and Evaluation from the Los Angeles PN highlights LAPN's data infrastructure with a focus on program alignment, staffing, and data systems.

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From Cradle to Career: The Multiple Challenges Facing Immigrant Families in Langley Park Promise Neighborhood

This report provides an example of a needs assessment of a promise neighbrohood (Langley Park Promise Neighborhood). Langley Park is an immigrant neighborhood outside of Washington, DC where families are resilient but there are substantial hardships, but also opportunities for change.

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Astoria Houses Neighborhood Survey for Zone 126 Promise Neighborhood, 2012

This report highlights the methodology used to develop a neighborhood survey for residents of Astoria Houses to support Zone 126's (a PN) needs assessment and planning process. Zone 126 used results from the survey to inform the initiatives family and child-centered programming.

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DC Promise Neighborhood Initiative: Needs Assessment and Segmentation Analysis

This report provides an example of a needs and segmentation analysis of a promise neighborhood. It is intended to provide an understanding of the needs of the community and to inform the continuum of strategies during PN implementation.

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Making Good on a Promise: Working to End Intergenerational Poverty in Kenilworth-Parkside

This report profiles the DC Promise Neighborhood (DCPNI) in Kenilworth-Parkside community. The report describes the community and education context, DCPNI and partner efforts and initiatives, and promising signs that progress is being made to improve the life chances of residents in Kenilworth-...

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Interview: Measuring the Promise of Promise Neighborhoods

This Interview with the Urban Institute's Peter Tatian, following the release of the guidance document "Measuring Performance," discusses the challenges in quantifying the impact of a long-term, multifaceted program.

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Who Cares About Data?

This blog shows that data-driven programs and communities are better equipped to work towards solutions that provide results to their communities. The blog draws on an example DC Promise Neighborhood Initiative's work on chronic absenteeism.

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U-turn Now: A GPS for Neighborhood Change

This blog discusses the necessity of a rigorous performance measurement process.It focuses on how performance measurement can provide the data necessary to correct a program that is off-track.

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