promise neighborhoods

Some rare good news for kids in the struggling school district.
Freddie Gray's death is a tragedy, and unfortunately a tragedy that is being repeated in low-income communities across the country. But maybe it will force us to face up to our mistakes and embrace common-sense, large-scale solutions to support more children, young people and their families to succeed.
The school's ambition is an integral part of an even bigger one -- to break the cycle of intergenerational poverty that has been endemic to its section of Atlanta.
First announced by President Obama in his 2013 State of the Union address, the Promise Zone Initiative aims to build a broader middle-class through partnering with local communities and businesses to create a pathway to greater economic stability for struggling families.
Whether it be in the context of Promise Neighborhoods, Choice Neighborhoods or community schools, partnerships are vital
The Promise Zones bring together the central elements of the multiple place-based strategies initiated during President Obama’s
It is too early to say that the concept itself works. In many ways, this is all beside the point. The question is much more than whether Promise Neighborhoods will work or not, it's whether the success will be large enough to matter.
Less than a week after winning the 2008 election, President Obama declared he would create a "White House Office of Urban Policy," signaling that cities once brushed aside by federal policies would be embraced as catalysts for progress.
Florida, of The Atlantic, called for the president to renew his commitment to advancing cities, citing problems that still
A new national survey of African-Americans paints a fascinating picture: over half of those polled report that their lives have generally improved in recent years. But what of the other half, who report lower satisfaction with their lives -- especially lower-income African-Americans?
As the nation heads toward a multicultural, multiracial future, sustained growth hinges on our ability to apply everyone's talents and creativity to building the next economy.
And we've been funding them [institutions] that way, too-- No, I think they show that kids who grow up in poverty can achieve
If we want a generation of well-rounded leaders making positive contributions to society tomorrow, we need to provide pathways to success today.
If we don't prepare all of our children today to be the leaders of tomorrow, our entire economy will suffer. We cannot be indifferent to those held back most by the painful inequality in our country; if we are, it will be the downfall of this great nation.
This article comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report's HechingerEd blog. The argument is that non-school agencies--after
Last week, DC Public Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson revealed some startling statistics about our youngest citizens. We learned that 10% of current eighth graders have attempted suicide.
One in five children now lives in poverty, up from 17% in 2000. This is an increase of 2.4 million children. These are not just statistics. They are real children, waking up hungry and suffering.
What a wonderful investment in America! President Obama and his administration have seen the challenges facing young people
By slashing programs like Pell Grants and YouthBuild, the Ryan budget would knock the legs out from under the next generation, denying them the skills and tools they need to be the leaders of tomorrow.