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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 >