Bringing Promise to Washington, D.C.

The DC Promise Neighborhood Initiative

By Urban Institute

January 2, 2012


Overcoming extreme poverty through education is the lofty goal of the DC Promise Neighborhood Initiative (DCPNI).  Working with partners from residents to businesses to schools to assistance agencies, this Washington, D.C. collaborative is establishing the groundwork to keep kids healthy and in school from cradle to college. Here’s how they’re putting it together. 

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Key Takeaway

To insure success, DCPNI will evolve over time and continually refine the model to best serve the community.

A major achievement of the coalition was bringing together hostile school principals from two public charter schools and two traditional public schools for a joint strategic planning session where all sides benefited and helped the project move forward.

Findings & Stats

Statements & Quotations