Center for American Progress Calls for Full Funding of Promise Neighborhoods

23 Sep 2010 |

An article yesterday by the Center for American Progress spoke to the real potential of the Promise Neighborhoods initiative and called for Congress to fully fund the program’s next phase.

“Unfortunately, Congress showed little support for this important program when it slashed the Promise Neighborhoods budget to a paltry $60 million in the House and $20 million in the Senate earlier this summer. Congress has not yet determined a final budget amount for the program.

Education reform is hard work, and schools get a boost when other partners get involved. The Promise Neighborhoods announced today hold real potential for transforming students and the communities in which they live. Without sufficient funding from Congress that opportunity will be wasted.”

If you’d like to know more about how to reach out to your members of Congress to show your support for full funding for Promise Neighborhoods, check out the  PolicyLink “Recess in a Box,” a tool designed to help you set up, prepare for, and follow-up on your visit, as well as providing sample talking points for the meeting itself. In addition, a fact sheet is included for a concise description of Promise Neighborhoods for your visit or call.