Fed Gov’t Shout-Out for Promise Neighborhoods & PNI

15 Feb 2011 |

Assistant Deputy Secretary for Innovation and Improvement Jim Shelton gave us a shout-out yesterday in his interview with the folks at UNCA:

“The Promise Neighborhoods Institute has done some great work on partnership accountability and I’d encourage your readers to check out some of the webinars that are posted on their website.”

Shelton also praised the work of the Promise Neighborhoods, saying:

“Organizations committed to a Promise Neighborhoods approach are truly blazing the path to improving the lives and life outcomes of children and youth in distressed communities throughout our country.”

In this confusing time of federal budget negotiations, we’re pleased to see that the Promise Neighborhoods program is still a priority, and we couldn’t agree more with Shelton’s assessment of the great work the Promise Neighborhoods are doing!

Check out the full interview here.

Got questions about the federal government’s plans for Promise Neighborhoods? Check out our Federal Policy Updates page, and post additional thoughts in the comments!