Exploring Evidence-based Practices in School-Community Partnerships:
An in-depth assessment of the Promise Neighborhood Model and its impact across the State
May 20, 2011
8:30 am- 4:30 pm
Wayne County Community College, NorthWest Campus
8200 W. Outer Drive, Laboratory Science Building, Room L17, Detroit, MI
School-Community Partnership models, like the Promise Neighborhoods are the Obama administration’s bold bid to break the vicious cycle of intergenerational poverty that characterizes so many inner-city communities. If the Promise Neighborhoods succeed, they could provide compelling evidence that a new, integrated and education-centered approach to ending poverty can give poor children a real shot at economic opportunity.
- Participants will learn about the U S Department of Education’s vision and support for the Promise Neighborhood concept.
- Participants will learn about what the Michigan Department of Education is doing to support local communities interested in implementing Promise Neighborhood projects.
- Participants will learn about two local promise neighborhood initiatives being implemented in Wayne County.
- Participants will learn how to create a learning community to advance the vision of Promise Neighborhoods.
- Participants will learn how to cultivate partnerships with the philanthropic community- a key and necessary partner in advancing the work of Promise Neighborhoods across the country and particularly in Detroit.
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