Promise Neighborhoods is a federal place-based initiative striving to turn neighborhoods of concentrated poverty into neighborhoods of opportunity. 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 and trainings, web-based information and 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 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. It covers shared accountability with staff, partners, and the community to improve outcomes for children and families.
Maintaining and Expanding the Pipeline: Guidance, Strategies, and Reflections on Sustaining a Promise Neighborhood. This brief provides a framework and guiding questions to support Promise Neighborhoods in preparing for sustainability, with the approach that sustainability should be incorporated into overall strategy development. It highlights reflections, lessons, and strategies from multiple Promise Neighborhoods grantees geared toward sustainability.
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. The report captures not only engagement but examples of co-design and joint ownership of results and investments.
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.