• December 20, 2011 | San Antonio Express News

    $24.6 million grant aims to improve E. Side

    The local United Way won a $24.6 million federal grant to bolster children's educational achievement and community development on the East Side, scoring the highest in the nation among applicants, the U.S. Education Department and Mayor Julián Castro announced Monday.

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  • December 19, 2011 | Buffalo Promise Neighborhood

    Buffalo Wins $6 Million Promise Neighborhood Grant

    The Buffalo Promise Neighborhood, a collaborative effort led by M&T Bank and the Westminster Foundation to provide a life-changing continuum of cradle-to-career services to some of Buffalo’s underprivileged children, has been awarded an historic $6 million grant from the U.S. Department of...

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  • December 19, 2011 | Blog

    2011 Promise Neighborhoods Grant Winners Announced

    Senior officials from the Obama Administration announced today that five organizations will receive the first round of Promise Neighborhoods implementation grants, and another 15 organizations will receive a second round of planning grants. Grantees, comprised of nonprofit organizations,...

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  • December 19, 2011 | San Jose Mercury News

    Hayward wins multimillion-dollar Promise Neighborhoods grant

    Hayward is one of just five communities in the United States to win a five-year federal Promise Neighborhoods grant to support low-income neighborhoods and the schoolchildren who live in them, the U.S. Department of Education announced Monday.

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  • December 13, 2011 |

    What Would You Do With $100 Million?

    During a recent lecture at Syracuse University, I asked the 100-plus graduate students in the Maxwell School public affairs program to answer a simple question: “Imagine the federal government budget is balanced and it miraculously finds an extra $100 million — how would you spend it?”

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  • December 11, 2011 | The Daily Progress

    Commentary: Is racial equity budget neutral?

    The DOR has promoted the work of many action teams and sponsored activities like forums on the racial achievement gap, the Promise Neighborhood Initiative, an economic summit, historic markers, producing an ex-offender re-entry manual, among many other very important activities that are cause...

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  • December 11, 2011 | The Chronicle of Philanthropy

    D.C. Promise Neighborhood Misses Grant but Perseveres

    The D.C. Promise Neighborhood Initiative, which won a much-coveted $500,000 grant last year for a project to turn around a poor Washington neighborhood, always said it would continue its work with or without more federal money.

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  • December 03, 2011 |

    Cleveland Central Promise Neighborhood: The Promise Ambassadors

    During 2011, 20 adults and eight teens were named "Promise Ambassadors." Each agrees to reach out to at least 50 Central residents and to do a community engagement project to advance the Promise Neighborhood's "cradle to college" agenda. Each ambassador receives three weeks of training, funded...

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  • April 04, 2011 |

    Promises to keep: An Expansive Educational Vision for Main South

    For the last year, members of the Main South Promise Neighborhood Partnership, armed with a federal planning grant and under the aegis of the United Way of Central Massachusetts, have conducted an exhaustive study of the social and educational challenges faced by young people in some of...

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