PNI Blog

New Increased Learning Effort Aims to Affect Tens of Thousands of Students

04 Dec 2012 |

Interesting new work from the National Center on Time and Learning and the Ford Foundation could affect tens of thousands of students in five states across the country!

Read the press release below for more.


December 3, 2012


George Mastoras
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New Toolkit! Everything You Need to Know About Media…

28 Nov 2012 |

More likely, you know how important media work is to the success of your Promise Neighborhood but may not have the time, or maybe you need a bit more direction.

Say no more! Check out our brand new media toolkit to answer questions about how to write compelling stories, craft | Read more >

Webinar This Thurs! Strive + PNI = Infrastructure Alignment

26 Nov 2012 |

Our own director, Michael McAfee, presented on a webinar with Strive and a few community leaders -- those building Promise Neighborhoods and regional cradle to career infrastructures -- to talk about how our efforts can complement each other.

Aligning for Impact: Connecting Promise | Read more >

Everything’s Sunny in Los Angeles

13 Sep 2012 |

Lots of good vibes (and good resources) flowing to sunny southern California Promise Neighborhoods!

Boyle Heights received a $600,000 AT&T Aspire grant for their Promise Neighborhood, which will assist their academic strategies.

Youth Policy Institute has been feeling the love as | Read more >

Inspired by Los Angeles: A Father Brought to Tears

Inspired by Los Angeles: A Father Brought to Tears

02 Aug 2012 |

Deycy Hernandez couldn’t believe what she was seeing.  Just moments ago, the stern-faced gentleman standing next to her appeared impassive while his wife and daughters were jumping for joy.  It wasn’t until Hernandez noticed the tears rolling down his cheeks that she realized how | Read more >

242 Applications Submitted for $60 Million!

242 Applications Submitted for $60 Million!

31 Jul 2012 |

The deadline for the FY 2012 Promise Neighborhoods grants was this past Friday, and there was a huge show of interest from across the country.

A total of 242 applications were submitted–60 implementation grant applications, and 182 planning grant applications.

These numbers | Read more >

San Antonio Builds Plane, Flies It, and Opens Up Its Black Box

San Antonio Builds Plane, Flies It, and Opens Up Its Black Box

17 Jul 2012 | Guest blog post by Marcos Marquez

Research shows that mentoring matters. Personalized instructional support from an adult to a child is a powerful tool that speeds up and deepens learning. The United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County and San Antonio’s Eastside Promise Neighborhood are building on this premise by | Read more >

Race to the Top–District Webinar!

Race to the Top–District Webinar!

13 Jun 2012 |

We’ve been super excited about the new Race to the Top–District grants available because of the focus on place, and the ability to make decisions at the neighborhood level.

Our friends at Coalition for Community Schools are hosting a webinar on this very topic to give you a handle | Read more >