Eyes on Atlanta: Choice and Promise Join Forces

24 Mar 2011 |

Atlanta is getting a a full suite of federal resources to help revitalize the University Center neighborhood. Shaun Donovan, the U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, and Arne Duncan, the U.S. Secretary of Education, wrote a piece for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that clearly states the importance of Choice and Promise Neighborhood funding, as well as the need for interagency approaches. Neighborhood revitalization will not happen simply by working to improve housing, nor by solely addressing the needs of schools.

They write:

“We believe Atlanta represents one powerful example of how the administration’s Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative is helping government invest smarter and more effectively — so we do more of what works and stop doing what doesn’t. This approach recognizes that all of us — government, businesses, schools and communities — are responsible for preparing students in every neighborhood to compete in the 21st century.”