Promise Neighborhoods in Rural America

While the Promise Neighborhoods program is based on the lessons learned by the Harlem Children’s Zone — in the heart of America’s most urban city — the program itself has focused on helping rural and tribal communities, as well.

Below is a list of the 69 applicants (out of 339 total) from rural and tribal areas. And look at the geographic spread of these applicants! (map and data via the Dept of Education’s terrific data.ed.gov website)

Applicant Location Absolute Priority Applicant Type
Advocates for Community and Rural Education Dermott, AR AP2: Rural Communities Nonprofit
Altoona School, Inc. Altoona, FL AP2: Rural Communities Nonprofit
Arizona Board of Regents for Arizona State University Apache County, AZ AP3: Tribal Communities IHE
Berea College Clay, Jackson, and Owsley Counties, KY AP2: Rural Communities IHE
Blackfeet Tribe — Blackfeet Tribe, Po’Ka Project Northwestern Montana, MT AP3: Tribal Communities Other
Boys & Girls Club of the Northern Cheyenne Nation Northern Cheyenne Reservation, MT AP3: Tribal Communities Nonprofit
Carthage Community Service Inc. Carthage, AR AP2: Rural Communities Nonprofit
Central Council Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska Southeast Alaska, AK AP3: Tribal Communities Other
Central Louisiana Community Foundation Rapides Parish, Grant Parish, and Avoyelles Parish, LA AP2: Rural Communities Nonprofit
Cherokee Nation — Education Services Adair County, OK AP3: Tribal Communities Other
Chicanos Por La Causa, Inc. Tucson, AZ AP3: Tribal Communities Nonprofit
City of Pahokee — Parks and Recreation Canal Point and Pahokee, FL AP2: Rural Communities Other
Clement Smart Memorial Scholarship Fund Hooper Bay, AK AP3: Tribal Communities Nonprofit
Clemson University Estill, SC AP2: Rural Communities IHE
College of Menominee Nation Menominee County, WI AP3: Tribal Communities IHE
College Success Network of New Mexico Espanola, NM AP2: Rural Communities Nonprofit
Communities Collolaboration for Economic Development, Inc. Towns of Lecompte, Cheneyville, Glenmora, Forest Hill and Poland, LA AP2: Rural Communities Nonprofit
Communities In Schools of Mancelona Antrim County, MI AP2: Rural Communities Nonprofit
Community Action Commission of Santa Barbara County, Inc. Santa Barbara County, CA AP2: Rural Communities Nonprofit
Cornell University Otsego County, NY AP2: Rural Communities IHE
Delta Health Alliance, Inc. Indianola, MS AP2: Rural Communities Nonprofit
Eastern Kentucky Child Care Coalition, Inc. Jackson, KY AP2: Rural Communities Nonprofit
Eastern Sierra Foundation Bishop, CA AP3: Tribal Communities Nonprofit
ERCEGI Suwannee County, FL AP2: Rural Communities Nonprofit
Family Service Association Riverside County, CA AP3: Tribal Communities Nonprofit
Fort Peck Community College Fort Peck Indian Reservation, MT AP3: Tribal Communities IHE
Galveston County Communitites In Education Galveston County, TX AP2: Rural Communities Nonprofit
Georgetown County First Steps Georgetown County, SC AP2: Rural Communities Nonprofit
Glenville State College Braxton County, WV AP2: Rural Communities IHE
International Educational Services, Inc San Benito Consolidated Independent School District and Santa Maria Independent School District, TX AP2: Rural Communities Nonprofit
Iowa State University Extension-Woodbury County Sioux City, IA AP3: Tribal Communities IHE
Klamath River Early College of the Redwoods Del Norte County, CA AP3: Tribal Communities Nonprofit
Lenoir-Greene County Partnership for Children Lenoir County, NC AP2: Rural Communities Nonprofit
Little Big Horn College Crow Indian Reservation, MT AP3: Tribal Communities IHE
Lummi Nation Whatcom County, WA AP3: Tribal Communities Other
McGehee Desha Alumni Community Center, Inc. Arkansas City, McGehee, Reed, Tillar, Watson and Winchester Communities, AR AP2: Rural Communities Nonprofit
Mesalands Community College Quay County, NM AP2: Rural Communities IHE
National Community Education Association Kensal, LaMoure, Cooperstown, North Dakota and Penasco New Mexico, ND AP2: Rural Communities Nonprofit
Native American Youth and Family Center Portland, OR AP3: Tribal Communities Nonprofit
Newaygo County Community Services Lake County, MI AP2: Rural Communities Nonprofit
Newygo County Regional Educational Service Agency White Cloud and Hesperia, MI AP2: Rural Communities Nonprofit
Nollie Jenkins Family Center, Inc. Holmes County, MS AP2: Rural Communities Nonprofit
Northwest Educational Service District 189 Ferndale, WA AP2: Rural Communities Other
Oglala Lakota College Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, SD AP3: Tribal Communities IHE
Ohio University — Kids on Campus,Health Sciences and Professions Trimble Township, OH AP2: Rural Communities Nonprofit
One Economy Corporation Bertie and Hertford Counties, NC AP2: Rural Communities Nonprofit
Osage County Interlocal Cooperative Osage County, OK AP3: Tribal Communities Nonprofit
Pajaro Valley Prevention and Student Assistance, Inc. Watsonville, CA AP2: Rural Communities Nonprofit
Quitman County Development Organization, Inc. Quitman County, MS AP2: Rural Communities Nonprofit
Regents of the University of California, University of California, San Diego Imperial County, CA AP2: Rural Communities IHE
S2AY Rural Health Network, Inc. Yates and Schuyler Counties, NY AP2: Rural Communities Nonprofit
Samford University — Alliance for Leadership in Education Perry County, AL AP2: Rural Communities IHE
Santa Ynez Valley People Helping People Santa Barbara County, CA AP3: Tribal Communities Nonprofit
Sealaska Heritage Institute Southeast Alaska, AK AP2: Rural Communities Nonprofit
Shared Opportunity Service, Inc. Kent County, MD AP2: Rural Communities Nonprofit
Southeastern Louisiana University — College of Education & Human Development Hammond, LA AP2: Rural Communities IHE
Southern Bancorp Capital Partners Phillips County, AR AP2: Rural Communities Nonprofit
Taos Community Foundation Taos, NM AP2: Rural Communities Nonprofit
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Alice and Mathis, TX AP2: Rural Communities IHE
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System Montello, WI AP2: Rural Communities IHE
The Center for Appalachian Philanthropy Carter and Lewis Counties, OH AP2: Rural Communities Nonprofit
The Pinon Project Cortez, CO AP2: Rural Communities Nonprofit
Tuskegee-Macon County YMCA Macon County, AL AP2: Rural Communities Nonprofit
United Tribes Technical College Bismarck, ND AP3: Tribal Communities IHE
United Way of Tulare County Lindsay, CA AP2: Rural Communities Nonprofit
University of California Burney, CA AP3: Tribal Communities IHE
University of Kentucky Research Foundation — Special Education and Rehabilitation Counseling, College of Education Harlan and Perry Counties, KY AP2: Rural Communities IHE
University of Tennessee Scott County, TN AP2: Rural Communities IHE
Westside Housing & Economic Network Western Fresno County, CA AP2: Rural Communities Nonprofit

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