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April 27, 2011

U.S. Education Secretary Announces $30 Million for New Round of Promise Neighborhoods Grants to be Awarded This Year

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced today $30 million in funding for a second round of Promise Neighborhoods grants to be divided between a new set of planning grants and implementation grants.

April 27, 2011

Federal and Local Leaders Participate in Town Hall Highlighting D.C. Promise Neighborhood Initiative

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, Domestic Policy Council Director Melody Barnes, D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray and America's Promise Alliance's Chair Alma Powell will join representatives from the D.C. Promise Neighborhood Initiative (DCPNI) for a town hall on Wednesday, April 27 at the Cesar Chavez Public Charter Schools (CCPCS) for Public Policy's Parkside Campus in Washington D.C.

March 10, 2011

U.S. Secretary of Education Announces Priorities for Promise Neighborhoods Grants

Washington — U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced the U.S. Department of Education’s proposed priorities for the Promise Neighborhoods program. The competitive grants provide funds to design comprehensive approaches for addressing the education and developmental needs of children in distressed, high-poverty communities.

The Promise of Communities of Practice

In this era of increasing global competition, the need to improve under-performing schools and education systems, especially those that serve high-need students and communities, is a widely accepted moral and economic imperative. The most effective ways to support and sustain change within our education organizations is the subject of more debate.

The History and Hope of Promise Neighborhoods

Geoffrey Canada, CEO of the Harlem Children's Zone, talk about Promise Neighborh

Promise Neighborhoods Planning Grants

Secretary Arne Duncan announced that 21 nonprofit organizations and institutions
September 21, 2010

U.S. Department of Education Awards Promise Neighborhoods Planning Grants

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced that 21 nonprofit organizations and institutions of higher education will receive Promise Neighborhoods planning grants. With the one-year grants, the recipients will create plans to provide cradle-to-career services that improve the educational achievement and healthy development of children.

June 29, 2010

339 Communities Submit Applications for Promise Neighborhoods Planning Competition

Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced today that approximately 339 organizations electronically submitted applications for Promise Neighborhoods planning grants. The final number will be determined following a tabulation of any additional paper applications received by the Department.

April 30, 2010

U.S. Department of Education Opens Competition for Promise Neighborhoods

The U.S. Department of Education today launched the Promise Neighborhood program, the first federal initiative to put education at the center of comprehensive efforts to fight poverty in urban and rural areas.

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