New Promise Neighborhoods in Michigan!
There are already Promise Neighborhood being planned in River Rouge and Detroit neighborhoods, but some other communities in the Great Lakes State are getting to work as well!
A neighborhood in Kalamazoo, and a second one in Detroit, are planning Promise Neighborhoods. Focus: HOPE’s Promise Neighborhood would be based in Detroit’s north central neighborhood, and would aim to provide a foundation for a “layer of nonprofit services for children and families, with a focus on education” (Crain Service News). This project is on its way, and William Jones, CEO of Focus: HOPE, says they plan to move forward with or without federal funding.
Kalamazoo’s program is Communities in Schools; members from the group visited the Harlem Children’s Zone to get some ideas, and are gearing up to get their Promise Neighborhood going!
Focus: HOPE brings together people from the city and suburbs for a WALK through our neighborhood.