Early Results

Since 2009, more than 80 communities across the PNI network have planned and implemented results-focused, data-driven Promise Neighborhoods, scaling up to serving hundreds of thousands of children nationwide. While it will take a generation to fully realize the Promise Neighborhoods cradle-to-career vision in these communities, we are already seeing promising early results among communities implementing Promise Neighborhoods strategies. A snapshot of some of these early results is provided below:

  • Berea College Knox Promise Neighborhood (Knox County, KY) - Between 2017 and 2018, kindergarten readiness amongst students living in the Knox Promise Neighborhood increased by more than 7 percentage points.
  • Chula Vista Promise Neighborhood (Chula Vista, CA) - 92 percent of all children living in the neighborhood have a medical home -- a place where they can reliably receive medical care. Additionally, 92 percent of all assessed children demonstrate age-appropriate functioning.
  • Deer Creek Promise Community (Washington County, MS) - Since its baseline year in 2017, the percentage of third-grade students in the neighborhood who score as proficient or advanced on the state of Mississippi’s reading assessment has more than doubled.
  • Hayward Promise Neighborhood (Hayward, CA) - From 2011 to 2016, graduation rates at Hayward High School increased from 76 to 89 percent.
  • Mission Promise Neighborhood (San Francisco, CA) - Between 2012 and 2016, Mission Promise Neighborhood students graduating on time from high school increased from 62 to 86 percent.
  • Northside Achievement Zone (North Minneapolis, MN) - Northside Achievement Zone (NAZ) scholars in third through eight grade who participate in NAZ’s academic strategies are twice as likely to be proficient in reading and more than twice as likely to demonstrate proficiency in math skills.
  • Los Angeles Promise Neighborhood (Los Angeles, CA) - The percentage of students graduating from high school college-ready in the Los Angeles Promise Neighborhood has more than doubled over the past five years to 71.3 percent -- more than 20 percentage points higher than the state overall.