Earlier this year, the U.S. Department of Education invited communities to apply for a grant from the Promise Neighborhoods Program. Building off work done by Geoffrey Canada at the Harlem Children’s Zone, the Promise Neighborhoods Program was designed to provide funding to improve the educational and developmental outcomes of children in the nation’s most [Read on...]
Geoffrey Canada, founder of the Harlem Children's Zone
The second day (Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2009) of the Promise Neighborhood Conference in New York opened by a welcome from the recently re-elected Mayor of New York – Michael Bloomberg.
The first panel of the day consisted of Otis Johnson Mayor of Savannah, GA; Cory [Read on...]
Kurt Metzger, Director of the Detroit-Area Community Information System center
Kurt Metzger recently joined City Connect Detroit as the Director of the new Detroit Area Community Information System center, also known as D-ACIS. Kurt has previously held posts with the United States Census Bureau where he served as Director, covering Michigan, Ohio, and West Virginia; and [Read on...]