Alice Thompson from Detroit Tells It Like It Is
She’s clear about why Promise Neighborhoods are the best model for comprehensive community change and get around the impulse to create short-term solutions to urgent problems, rather than addressing the root causes of the issues. And she knows they’ll work to improve outcomes for children and families not just in her Detroit neighborhood, but throughout the city and country as things go on:
“Rather than allowing a long-standing process to play out and then make a determination of impact, this initiative demands regular monitoring and feedback, so corrections can be made at frequent intervals before it’s too late. As it evolves, it — like HCZ — will grow and reach into other areas of the city.”
We can’t wait, Alice!