Promise Neighborhoods is a federal place-based initiative striving to turn neighborhoods of concentrated poverty into neighborhoods of opportunity for children and families. A Promise Neighborhood partners with schools and community organizations to ensure that all children have access to a continuum of solutions, or a pipeline, that support them from cradle-to-career. The Promise Neighborhoods program is designed around a Results Framework with ten results that each community aims to achieve, from children being ready for kindergarten to families and community members supporting learning in Promise Neighborhoods schools.
In partnership with the Urban Institute, under a contract with the US Department of Education, CSSP provides technical assistance to Promise Neighborhoods grantees. The technical assistance includes delivering leadership development using The Annie E Casey Foundation’s Results Count™ approach.
We deliver technical assistance through one-on-one work with specific grantees, structured in-person and virtual workshops, trainings, web-based resources, and written products and tools—with an eye to aligning this work with the efforts of the other national partners that support Promise Neighborhoods. All activities and products are designed to address the most pressing needs of current cohort of implementation grantees, but should also prove useful to all former grantees and others working to put a Promise Neighborhoods approach into place.
CSSP is a founding member of the Promise Neighborhoods Institute at PolicyLink.
- U.S. Department of Education
- Urban Institute
- Annie E. Casey Foundation
- Promise Neighborhoods Institute at PolicyLink
Building a Culture of Results: A Guide to Emerging Practices in Promise Neighborhoods Summary
This guidebook highlights the "culture of results" adopted by Promise Neighborhoods and how the program ensures that effective solutions are launched, tracked, improved, and sustained.
Fostering Resident Voice and Influence in Community Change: The Making Connections Experience with Resident Engagement and Leadership
This report shares information on resident engagement from start-up to phase down and addresses strategies for seeding initial conversations, results-based leadership training, and sustaining resident engagement strategies.
Maintaining and Expanding the Pipeline: Guidance, Strategies, and Reflections on Sustaining a Promise Neighborhood
This report offers a definition of “sustainability” with regards to cradle-to-career work, general considerations to help guide planning related to sustainability, and examples of sustainability issues and strategies for managing them.
Service Coordination to Achieve Results in Promise Neighborhoods.
This brief provides information on service coordination and capacity building for Promise Neighborhoods based on previous place-based initiatives.