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Promise Neighborhoods Act Introduced in Congress

Promise Neighborhoods Act Introduced in Congress

07 Jul 2015 | PolicyLink

This June, Congressman Donald M. Payne  Jr. (NJ-10) re-introduced legislation that would provide essential funding and support for Promise Neighborhoods — a highly successful program that seeks to improve outcomes for children in distressed communities by combining high-quality | Read more >

Sen. Murphy (D-CT) on Why We Need Promise Neighborhoods

Sen. Murphy (D-CT) on Why We Need Promise Neighborhoods

12 Mar 2015 |

In February,  Senator Christopher Murphy along with cosponsors — Senators Richard Blumenthal (CT), Sherrod Brown (OH), Al Franken (MN) and Patty Murray (WA) introduced legislation that, if passed, would ensure continued support and funding for the Promise Neighborhoods program — a | Read more >

The Promise Neighborhoods program receives standalone legislation!

The Promise Neighborhoods program receives standalone legislation!

20 Feb 2015 | Henrissa Bassey

Last week, Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT) introduced standalone legislation to support the work of the Promise Neighborhoods program! The Promise Neighborhoods Authorization Act of 2015 will authorize the inclusion of the Promise Neighborhoods program into the Elementary and Secondary | Read more >

Target Practice

Target Practice

14 Feb 2014 | Pamela Lee, Urban Institute

Setting targets and measuring performance can go a long way toward achieving goals. For ambitious, multi-pronged, cross-organizational, place-based initiatives like Promise Neighborhoods, target setting is critically important. It allows an organization to track progress, make | Read more >

White House Announces First “Promise Zones”

White House Announces First “Promise Zones”

09 Jan 2014 |

Harlem Children's Zone student Kiara Molina introduces President Obama at the Promise Zones announcement.

President Obama, today, named the first five sites to receive “Promise Zone” designations: Los Angeles, San Antonio, Philadelphia, south-eastern Kentucky, and the Choctaw | Read more >

Diving Deep with the Urban Institute: Neighborhood Surveys

Diving Deep with the Urban Institute: Neighborhood Surveys

22 Aug 2013 | Sarah Gillespie, Urban Institute

We know many grantees spend a lot of time on the topic of neighborhood surveys.  Collecting data through a neighborhood survey is critical for measuring overall trends in the neighborhood throughout the initiative (not just among direct participants) and much of the information | Read more >