Congress May Gut Promise Neighborhoods Funding
Funding for the Promise Neighborhoods program — one of the most innovative and exciting federal efforts to combat poverty and lift up millions of poor children –- is in jeopardy.
With $10 million in funding from the Department of Education last year, 21 communities were able to begin planning their own Promise Neighborhoods — uniting nonprofits, health centers, schools, faith leaders, and foundations to wrap children in a system of support and help break the cycle of generational poverty.
These communities — and the more than 300 additional communities that applied for funding — need continued support from the federal government.
You can help make this right.
Add your organization to this letter to show your community’s support for President Obama’s full $150 million request for Promise Neighborhoods in FY 2012.
Send your organization name to Kisasi Brooks at email@example.com to join the hundreds of groups calling for continued funding for Promise Neighborhoods.
Read the letter below: