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.
This brief highlights Washington DC's Promise Neighborhood Initiative (DPNI) and their efforts starting in 2008, even before the grant began. This was written after their planning year and describes planned activities and next steps in implementation.
NeighborhoodInfo DC supports the District of Columbia Promise Neighborhood Initiative (DCPNI) and is a partner in the National Neighborhood Indicators Partnership (NNIP), a peer-learning network operated by the Urban Institute. DCPNI leveraged the neighborhood information NeighborhoodInfo DC staff had complied and analyzed to inform their planning efforts. NeighborhoodInfo DC participated in working groups and shared data on crime, education, and early childhood that highlighted important issues and drove the formation of program strategies.
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.
Community-based organizations are frequently asked to provide evidence of their organizational effectiveness. Both private and public funders increasingly want proof that their dollars are producing the desired outcomes. As such, many non-profits and community-based organizations have embraced this data-driven approach and are finding that it has broader uses as well: as they begin to understand “what works,” they save time and money by choosing or keeping in place only the most effective and rigorously evaluated strategies that produce the strongest outcomes.
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.
Integrating Family Financial Security into Cradle-to-Career Pipelines: Learning Lessons from Promise Neighborhoods
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, credit access, into existing PNI programs.
This is a discussion paper jointly authored by the Harlem Children’s Zone (HCZ), PolicyLink, and The Center for the Study of Social Policy, with contributions by Child Trends.
On Tuesday, March 29 at 2 p.m. EST, the Promise Neighborhoods Institute at PolicyLink hosted a webinar that lifted up strategies to utilize federal tools to build youth and family financial capability in Promise Neighborhoods. We were joined by Anamita Gall (ICF International) and Dr.
Parent and community engagement is critical to achieving and sustaining Promise Neighborhoods results. Moreover, research demonstrates that children whose parents are involved in their reading and learning are more likely to have stronger academic performances and fewer absences.