Congress’ reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) earlier today is both cause for celebration and a call to action for continued advocacy on behalf of the millions of students of color and low-income students facing discrimination, poverty, and other | Read more >
From October 27-29, nearly 3,000 dynamic leaders, advocates, and other equity stakeholders from across the nation, coalesced to attend Equity Summit 2015 in Los Angeles, CA, and take on some of the most pressing issues of our time. As soon as I entered the Summit, I instinctively | Read more >
This June, Congressman Donald M. Payne Jr. (NJ-10) re-introduced legislation that would provide essential funding and support for Promise Neighborhoods — a highly successful program that seeks to improve outcomes for children in distressed communities by combining high-quality | Read more >
Youth with disabilities, young people of color, and youth who identify as LGBTQI are disproportionately arrested, detained, and incarcerated. Unfortunately, time spent in a juvenile detention center increases a young person’s risk of truancy, dropout, and risky behavior. When | Read more >
The Promise Neighborhoods Institute at PolicyLink (PNI) introduces a new product: A Developmental Pathway for Achieving Promise Neighborhoods Results
A Developmental Pathway for Achieving Promise Neighborhoods Results, the Promise Neighborhoods Institute at PolicyLink‘s (PNI) newest publication, explains the crucial developmental milestones for implementing and charting progress towards the Promise Neighborhoods vision.
This | Read more >
In February, Senator Christopher Murphy along with cosponsors — Senators Richard Blumenthal (CT), Sherrod Brown (OH), Al Franken (MN) and Patty Murray (WA) introduced legislation that, if passed, would ensure continued support and funding for the Promise Neighborhoods program — a | Read more >
Last week, Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT) introduced standalone legislation to support the work of the Promise Neighborhoods program! The Promise Neighborhoods Authorization Act of 2015 will authorize the inclusion of the Promise Neighborhoods program into the Elementary and Secondary | Read more >
In an area where many families live in homes without running water or telephone service, where nearly one-third of the children live in poverty, and proper skills training and education seem out of reach, building a better life for the next generation can seem impossible. For the | Read more >
Our new resource guide, Achieving Health Equity in Promise Neighborhoods: A Resource and Implementation Guide, articulates how a focus on health equity is critical to the success of the Promise Neighborhoods program. It describes how Promise Neighborhoods have used a disciplined | Read more >
Setting targets and measuring performance can go a long way toward achieving goals. For ambitious, multi-pronged, cross-organizational, place-based initiatives like Promise Neighborhoods, target setting is critically important. It allows an organization to track progress, make | Read more >
Michael McAfee, Director, Promise Neighborhoods Institute at PolicyLink
Promise Neighborhoods in Canada? Why not?!
Daphne Bramham’s profile of Michael McAfee in the Vancouver Sun today shows that reducing poverty is simple, though it does require hard work.
"Poverty is a big | Read more >
We know many grantees spend a lot of time on the topic of neighborhood surveys. Collecting data through a neighborhood survey is critical for measuring overall trends in the neighborhood throughout the initiative (not just among direct participants) and much of the information | Read more >
Even though the Arlington Promise Neighborhood’s planning grant ran out in September 2011, it hasn’t stopped making its community better for students and families.
Since the end of the grant period, The Community Group, the lead agency for the planning which has a successful record | Read more >