Sen. Murphy (D-CT) on Why We Need Promise Neighborhoods

12 Mar 2015 |
Sen. Murphy (D-CT) on Why We Need Promise Neighborhoods

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 highly successful program that seeks to wrap children in high-quality, coordinated health, social, community, and educational support from cradle to college to career. In a recent opinion piece, Sen. Murphy spoke out in support of the bill:

"It's my firm belief that all children — no matter their zip code — deserve a chance at success and the opportunity to reach their full potential. Too often, kids in distressed communities face serious challenges even as they lack access to critical resources, like a quality education, early learning screenings, wrap-around services, and strong support networks. Providing these children with the support they need to be able to take on the challenge of college and career requires smarter and better-targeted federal policies…That's why I recently introduced the Promise Neighborhoods Authorization Act of 2015."

The Promise Neighborhoods Institute at PolicyLink (PNI) and the entire PNI Network, which represents more than 60 communities nationwide, are thankful for Senator Murphy's leadership and support in moving this legislation forward.

Click here to read the entire op-ed by Sen. Murphy.