Part I is designed to help Promise Neighborhoods systematically identify and address barriers to improve the outcomes of black male children in their communities. It offers step-by-step instructions for assessing their needs and recommends a results-based framework for using this information to make a positive impact in their lives, from cradle to college to career. In doing so, this document...| More >
This paper describes the early childhood solutions that the five 2011 Promise Neighborhoods implementation sites put in place in the first year of their five-year grants. This brief is part of a series, Building the Pipeline: Effective Practice Briefs, which provides guidance on aspects of Promise Neighborhoods.| More >
Know Your Message: A Guide to Media and Communications from the Promise Neighborhoods Institute at PolicyLink
Download our guide to media and communications, with helpful talking points for talking to funders, the media, residents, and community groups about your Promise Neighborhood effort.| More >
This publication from PolicyLink, the Coalition for Community Schools, Institute for Educational Leadership, and the West Coast Collaborative, and authored by William R. Potapchuk, demonstrates that community schools offer a powerful vision and strategy for what schools should look like within broader place-based initiatives and how community schools can benefit from alignment with other...| More >
The Urban Institute’s document, Measuring Performance: A Guidance Document for Promise Neighborhoods on Collecting Data and Reporting Results, provides comprehensive guidance on data collection strategies, sources, and methods for the field, as well as important clarity around the US Department of Education’s required indicators for Promise Neighborhoods sites.
This document is key to the...| More >
Community of Practice: Turning the Curve on Early Childhood Indicators and Early Lessons Learned About Implementation
The Promise Neighborhoods Institute at PolicyLink maintains a robust community of practice of sites using the Promise Neighborhoods model to improve outcomes for children and families.
The powerpoint comes from the convening of Promise Neighborhoods implementation sites in Baltimore, MD April 18-19, 2013| More >
This tool helps a community determine its readiness for expanded learning in four areas: Leadership, Capacity, Sustainability, and Data Systems.| More >