• May 06, 2012 | Times Union

    A promise for better futures

    On Monday, the partnership, which is made up of 60 different stakeholders, will announce a major new effort to turn around the educational outcomes for the poorest children in Albany. Years in the making, it will target children in Arbor Hill, West Hill and the South End. The Albany Promise, as...

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  • April 26, 2012 | Rockford Register Star

    Guest Column: Choose best solution to end homelessness

    I am writing in response to “There is a duel within the war on poverty in Rockford” (May 20). While the decision to use performance management software for helping manage and track outcomes for homelessness programs can often be political in nature, I would like to reinforce that the most...

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  • April 11, 2012 | The Telegram

    Faculty told to re-apply for their jobs

    Superintendent Melinda J. Boone has taken the unprecedented step of asking the entire faculty at Claremont Academy to reapply for their jobs in an effort to start the school anew.

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  • April 09, 2012 | University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service

    Student Develops Promise Neighborhood Teacher Manual

    Clinton School student Heath Carelock of New Carrollton, Md., partnered with the Central Little Rock Promise Neighborhood (CLRPN) to explore trendsetting practices and strategies that teachers from participating Promise Neighborhood schools can use to support positive student achievement.

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  • April 06, 2012 | Register-Star

    The early years

    The path to school success and college is at the core of the Greater Hudson Promise Neighborhood Planning Grant with the path beginning early in a child’s life. Discussion of those early learning experiences playing a key role in later academic and life success have been a major topic with the...

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  • April 03, 2012 | Huffington Post

    Grading Obama's Education Policy

    The president has continually invested in and supported early childhood education. Why? Because he knows that it lays the foundation for future academic success.

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  • March 31, 2012 | Campus District Observer

    Fulfilling the Promise: Neighborhood Advocates Travel to DC

    A small contingent of Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland staff, Cleveland City Councilwoman Phyllis Cleveland and others visited Washington D.C. recently, meeting with Northeast Ohio’s congressional delegation and with U.S. Department of Education officials on the Cleveland Central...

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  • March 28, 2012 | City Limits

    Flatbush Designs a Fight Against Poverty

    They were among 200 residents the CAMBA organization invited to come up with a wish-list of institutions, services and reforms they thought their community needed at the Flatbush Promise Neighborhood Initiative Town Hall Meeting on March 8, phase-one of a $500,000 planning grant the organization...

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  • March 27, 2012 | Huffington Post

    A Lesson From "The Hunger Games"

    The world of the hit movie "The Hunger Games" -- a ruined North America -- seems unreal, but it lays bare a reality we know all too well: We need to find a better way to revitalize poor neighborhoods.

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  • March 27, 2012 | C-VILLE Weekly

    City of Promise seeks to break the cycle of poverty

    The city hired 32-year-old Davenport last month to head the City of Promise initiative, a federally funded, from-the-ground-up project that aims to guide underprivileged kids in Westhaven, the surrounding 10th and Page and Starr Hill neighborhoods and ultimately all of Charlottesville through...

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  • March 16, 2012 | San Antonio Expesss News

    Embrace education, reformer says

    The U.S. Education Department cited the group's holistic method — strengthening community bonds to ensure children complete college — as inspiration for the Promise Neighborhoods grants. Last year, United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County received a $24.6 million Promise Neighborhoods grant to...

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  • March 16, 2012 | WAMU (Audio)

    A Neighborhood Tries To Start Anew

    A team of advocates started putting plans in motion. Then, in September 2010, the U.S. Department of Education offered grants to help communities create their own “Promise Neighborhoods” based on Canada’s approach. Parkside-Kenilworth was one of 21 communities across the country to win a...

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  • March 09, 2012 | Non Profit Quarterly

    Promise Neighborhood Grant Work Gets Underway in NYC

    Kids in New York City’s Flatbush neighborhood will be obtaining aid from a local nonprofit to help them navigate life successfully from birth to their first job after college. The nonprofit CAMBA is one of 15 organizations nationally to receive a Promise Neighborhood planning grant from the U.S....

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