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. 

January 1, 2012

In This Report, You’ll Learn

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    How the DC Promise Neighborhood Initiative (DCPNI) was born.

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    The 5 core values that motivate and concentrate neighborhood change.

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    The 5 components of a comprehensive planning process for community change

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    The extensive planning, partners and processes necessary to defeat poverty through education.

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

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