An Update on New York City’s Promise Neighborhood Initiatives

Tuesday, June 19, 2012 -
8:30am to 11:00am EDT
The New York Community Trust, 909 Third Ave. 22nd Floor, NYC
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The federal Department of Education’s Promise Neighborhoods Initiative is challenging organizations across the country to craft bold service networks that would provide youth in low-income communities with the support they need to thrive from birth to college. The prototype for the initiative was the Harlem Children’s Zone; four New York City nonprofits have won Promise Neighborhood planning grants to create similar networks in Sunset Park and Flatbush in Brooklyn, central Harlem in Manhattan, and Long Island City in Queens.


  • The progress the organizations have made in developing their initiatives
  • City policies that are helping promote or limit expansion of the projects
  • The challenges and opportunities for local funders
A Philanthropy New York Collaborative Program sponsored by New York City Youth Funders, the Brooklyn Community Foundation, and the New York Community Trust.



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