Promise Neighborhoods Grantees Announced
Just moments ago, U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan and other top officials released thefull list of the 21 applicants picked to receive $10 million in Promise Neighborhoods planning grants for 2010.
The grantees communities are:
- Abyssinian Development Corporation (New York City, NY)
- Amherst H. Wilder Foundation (Saint Paul, MN)
- Athens-Clarke County Family Connection (Athens Clarke County, GA)
- Berea College (Clay, Jackson, and Owsley Counties, KY)
- Boys and Girls Club of the Northern Cheyenne Nation (Northern Cheyenne Reservation, MT)
- California State University East Bay Foundation, Inc. (Hayward, CA)
- Cesar Chavez Public Policy Charter High School (Washington, D.C.)
- Community Day Care Center of Lawrence (Lawrence, MA)
- Delta Health Alliance, Inc. (Indianola, MS)
- Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative (Boston, MA)
- The Guidance Center (River Rouge, MI)
- Lutheran Family Health Centers / Lutheran Medical Center (Brooklyn, NY)
- Morehouse School of Medicine, Inc. (Atlanta, GA)
- Neighborhood Centers, Inc. (Houston, TX)
- Proyecto Pastoral at Dolores Mission (Los Angeles, CA)
- United Way of Central Massachusetts (Worcester, MA)
- United Way of San Antonio & Bexar County — Partners for Community Change(San Antonio, TX)
- University of Arkansas at Little Rock (Little Rock, AK)
- Universal Community Homes (Philadelphia, PA)
- Westminster Foundation (Buffalo, NY)
- Youth Policy Institute (Los Angeles, CA)
This is, of course, a bittersweet announcement.
For the communities that earned a grant, congratulations! If your community did not receive a grant, we remain here to support the Promise Neighborhoods movement.
During the coming months, we will be rolling out new technical assistance resources for both grantees and non-grantees (for more details on our specific offerings, click here).
The Promise Neighborhoods movement is about the determination of community leaders to end the vicious cycle of poverty – to save our children one neighborhood at a time. That movement will continue. We hope you will continue to lead it with us.