Local news and media outlets around the country have highlighted communities in their areas that are applying for the Promise Neighborhoods grant. A new section of the Promise Neighborhoods Institute website, Local Communities in the News, highlights these articles by State and | Read more >
This fourth question, specifically on charter schools in the application process,will be my last post for the week on education. Again, please feel free to comment or ask additional clarifying questions using the comment function below. You can also continue to send your questions | Read more >
This week, Paul Tough, author of Whatever It Takes: Geoffrey Canada’s Quest to Change Harlem and America – a book that thoughtfully researches and describes Geoffrey Canada and the Harlem Children’s Zone model - commented about the Promise Neighborhoods grant program on his book | Read more >
The W.K. Kellogg Foundation announced this week three new grants to expand access to high-quality early care and education for all infants, toddlers and preschoolers in Washington D.C. and to support models of early education for communities across the country. This is very | Read more >
As promised, I am posting more of your questionson the involvement of schools in the application processandmy answers – please feel free to comment or ask additional clarifying questions using the comment function below. You can also continue to send your questions to Read more >
During the Promise Neighborhoods Institute webinar on June 3rd, participants asked me and the other speakers a number of great questions on the involvement of schools in the application process. I am contributing to the PNI blog to help to answer those questions.
Check out this cool map we put together showing (and listing) all the 941 communities that have submitted the “intent to apply” paperwork for the federal Promise Neighborhoods Program. The breadth and depth is extraordinary.
Communities from every state, 48 tribal areas, and 170 | Read more >
Boston public radio station, WBUR, explores Boston-based participants’ experiences at the Harlem Children’s Zone Practitioners Institute – and their thoughts on what it would take to create a similar neighborhood in Boston. A great listen!
In 30 years of working with poor children, I have never given up hope for my kids, despite the huge odds stacked up against them. But today I am more confident than ever that we as a nation are on the verge of a | Read more >