Leaders of Promise Neighborhoods and similar place-based initiatives must work to address racial disparities if they are to improve and sustain positive and equitable outcomes for children and young people on a large scale. This brief argues that Promise Neighborhoods, and similarly structured initiatives, are uniquely positioned to serve as a platform—or launching point—for advancing racial equity.
Policy & Systems
In this presentation, St. Paul Promise Neighborhood shares the influence of parents and partners on public decision-making. It shows how a coalition was able to advocate and drive legislation.
The capacity to leverage policy advocacy and systems change is critical to scaling up and sustaining efforts to ensure that youth living in Promise Neighborhoods are healthy and connected to the necessary services and supports to prepare them for college and career success.
This webinar presents information on federal and state legislation and policies that affect Promise Neighborhood implementation and sustainability. It also provides information on what sites can do to interact with their local officials.
This outlines the process for undertaking a site visit with your Senators and Representatives.
Secretary Arne Duncan's Remarks at the Harlem Children's Zone Fall Conference
Under the leadership of the Obama administration, the federal government has been taking a comprehensive look at how its policies affect the way urban and rural areas develop and how well those places support the people who live there, in all aspects of their lives—education, health, housing, energy, and transportation.
U.S. Department of Education Chooses Clear Impact to Provide Technical Assistance and Clear Impact Scorecard Software to Promise Neighborhoods
This brief shares information on the Department of Education's selection of Clear Impact to provide coaching, training, technical assistance, and Scorecard to PN grantees and their partners. The brief describes the Results-Based Accountability and Clear Impact's added value to PN.
This brief highlights Promise Neighborhoods grantees that are developing partnerships to extend their impact beyond their neighborhoods to the state level. We explore how partnerships in California and Minnesota have established shared goals, invested their time and resources to achieve their goals, and engaged with new stakeholders to build a broader coalition.