The Promise Neighborhoods program is a place-based approach focused on addressing generational family and community poverty by ensuring quality educational opportunities and providing a range of supports for children, youth, families, and communities.
The program provides examples of interagency collaboration at the federal level, intra-agency collaboration within the Department of Education, and local level collaborations at grantee sites across the country.
The collaboration structure includes the following elements:
Promising practices include the following:
Promise Neighborhoods programs have faced challenges at the federal and local level and learned the following lessons:
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