In order to build a strong Promise Neighborhood and be well-positioned to seek funding and demonstrate success, communities should incorporate a robust data collection and evaluation plan into their work. Those seeking federal funding will need to meet Department of Education requirements, but we highly recommend that all communities use a comprehensive data system to collect and organize data, and help inform decision-making.
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.
The Promise Neighborhoods restricted-use data files (RUDF) will contain individual-level and summary data on Promise Neighborhoods programs and participants. The RUDF will be created by the Urban Institute for the U.S. Department of Education (the Department) from data collected by Promise Neighborhoods implementation grantees through surveys, case management systems, and administrative sources.
Promise Neighborhood implementation grantees are required to set and submit baselines, actual performance data, and targets for each GPRA indicator and for all five years of the grant program. While grantees were required to address targets in their applications, these targets were set before the Guidance Document was released and before complete baseline data was available at each site. This continuing guidance identifies several data sources, considerations, and methods sites may consider when setting targets.
Resources and tips from the field about keys to success for growth and sustainability in PNs.
A fact sheet describing the impact of Promise Neighborhoods with funders and partners.
A series of talking points to promote the continued support for Promise Neighborhoods. It addresses federal funding, reasons for continued investment, and information about the impact of PN efforts.
The Promise Neighborhoods Institute at PolicyLink and the Strive National Network collaborated to produce this fact sheet on strategies for aligning these two important education efforts in communities.
This fact sheet provides frequently asked questions and answers for using partnerships for effective implementation and long-term sustainability of PNs. It provides examples from communities where partnerships have helped communities succeed.
This fact sheet details information on building strong leadership for supported, respectful, long-lasting community engagement and partnerships in Promise Neighborhoods.