Promise Neighborhood Grantees Announced!

Just moments ago, US Education Secretary Arne Duncan announced the winners of $10 million in Promise Neighborhoods federal planning grants for 2010. This is exciting news for all of us working to end the cycle of poverty in America!

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The grants will help 21 communities plan to build their own Promise Neighborhood – a pipeline of social, educational, and health supports that enable all children to learn, grow, and succeed from birth through college.

The grantees are:

For more than two years, PolicyLink has been working to help bring the Harlem Children’s Zone model to national scale. More than 330 communities from across America – urban, suburban, rural, tribal – applied for this first round of planning grants.

Though only a relatively small group of applicants have received federal funding, the Promise Neighborhoods Institute at PolicyLink will continue to help all neighborhoods that want to create a true community of opportunity of their own. (For more information about the Institute, click here)

While today is a day of joy and excitement for the grantees, we must remember that the future of the Promise Neighborhoods federal program remains in flux.

Tell Congress to fully fund President Obama’s $210 million request for Promise Neighborhoods.

The future of millions of children depends on it.

9 Responses to “Promise Neighborhood Grantees Announced!”

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    Im at Morehouse School of Medicine…we are thrilled and honored!

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    Your links are broken.

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    Thanks, Luke…but I'm not sure which links you're talking about. I just tried all the links in the post and they seem to work. Anyone else having the same problem Luke is?

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    The links posted are copied from Outlook and include outlook redirection, requiring your username and password.

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    Thanks! @LutheranHC is very pleased to bring this to Brooklyn!

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