Promise Neighborhoods, as defined in this proposed framework, is a federal initiative to help selected local communities dramatically improve the academic success for poor children. This paper presents a specific results-based focus for framing the long-term outcomes of the Promise Neighborhoods initiative. These results drive planning and design, start‐up activities, program implementation and evaluation, and place accountability for actually improving the well‐being of children and families at the center of the initiative. 

January 1, 2010

In This Report, You’ll Learn

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    What defines the Promise Neighborhoods initiative.

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    3 leading organizations proposing this framework.

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    The proposed results accountability framework from which to work.

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    How to use the results framework to achieve community success over time.

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    4 overarching end results that structure the entire decade-long initiative.

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    The short-term core result milestones needed to achieve the 4 end results.

Key Takeaway

Evaluation of Promise Neighborhoods will help on‐going, real time tracking of progress toward results.

Results‐Based Accountability (RBA) is used as a framework for Promise Neighborhoods' initiative planning proposals.

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