The success of our approach has garnered the attention of community and government leaders nationwide and inspired federal initiatives.
During the 2008 Presidential campaign, then-Senator Barack Obama pledged to create a comprehensive, anti-poverty program inspired by the HCZ model to help improve the outcomes of children in under-resourced communities.
In 2010, President Obama launched the Promise Neighborhoods program. It is overseen by the U.S. Department of Education and supported by the Promise Neighborhoods Institute at PolicyLink, a partnership between HCZ, Policy Link, and the Center for the Study of Social Policy.
Promise Neighborhoods Program Highlights:
- Provides federal funding to under-resourced communities to help them build comprehensive, cradle-to-career pathways of services to support children and families and significantly improve their outcomes.
- Programs include high-quality, data-driven educational, community, health, and social services.
- More than 850 applications for funding have been submitted from 48 states, the District of Columbia, American Samoa, and Puerto Rico.