Building Capacity

There are several critical elements to achieving collective impact through a Promise Neighborhoods cradle-to-career strategy.

Below are seven capacities (or conditions) to help guide stakeholders in creating the infrastructure needed to build a cradle-to-career continuum of programs, services, and supports — all with the goal of achieving the 10 Promise Neighborhoods results for children, their families, and their community.

Communities advancing a Promise Neighborhoods strategy can use this tool to: 1) benchmark areas for future planning; 2) track their developmental progress; 3) identify technical assistance priorities; and 4) communicate expectations to residents, partners, and funders.

For a detailed understanding of intended milestones and the stages embedded within each capacity, read  A Developmental Pathway for Achieving Promise Neighborhoods Results (pdf).