Neighborhood-Based Initiatives

  • Webinar Recording Available on Collective Impact Strategies

    Webinar Recording Available on Collective Impact Strategies

    The YEF Institute and the Foundation Strategy Group sponsored a recent webinar on how municipal leaders, staff and partners can maximize results for children and families by better coordinating and aligning their efforts.

  • Department of Education Announces 2012 Promise Neighborhoods Applications

    On April 20, the Department of Education announced the Notice Inviting Applications for the latest round of Promise Neighborhoods planning and implementation grants. The Department expects to distribute 15 planning grants worth up to $500,000 each and 5-7 implementation grants worth $4 to $6 million each.

  • Federal Promise Neighborhoods Grants Awarded to 20 Communities

    The U.S. Department of Education selected five communities to receive the first round of Promise Neighborhoods implementation grants and another 15 communities to receive a second round of planning grants. The five-year implementation grants of up to $30 million and the one-year $500,000 planning grants will help recipients and their partners build a continuum of "cradle-to-career" services for improving student achievement in high-poverty neighborhoods.

  • White House Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative Represents New Place-Based Approach

    U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and White House Domestic Policy Advisor Melody Barnes joined hundreds of neighborhood leaders from across the nation in Washington, D.C., on July 21-22 to discuss how the emerging White House Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative (NRI) can help transform neighborhoods of concentrated poverty into communities of opportunity.

  • Gang Prevention Toolkit Focuses on Neighborhood-Based Partnerships

    A toolkit on Preventing Gang Violence and Building Communities Where Young People Thrive draws upon lessons learned over three years from the California Cities Gang Prevention Network, a 13-city network sponsored in collaboration with the National Council on Crime and Delinquency to identify strategies for reducing gang violence and victimization. A chapter on Strategic Partnerships highlights a number of neighborhood-based violence prevention initiatives.