DC Promise Neighborhood Initiative – Supporting all members of the Kenilworth-Parkside community in realizing their innate capacity to improve the quality of their own lives and inspire positive change in their neighborhood and the world.

DCPNI Succeeds When…


Children Succeed

Children have skills and supports to graduate from college and obtain jobs with lifetime career path...Read More

Parents Succeed

Parents can transfer knowledge, skills, values, and wealth to their children...Read More

Strong Community Thrives

K-P residents and students are actively engaged in supporting each other, their schools and their neighborhood...Read More

Healthy Places Exist

All residents live in healthy and safe places...Read More

Director’s Corner – Mary Brown


It is my pleasure to welcome you to DCPNI’s website. Here you will discover how we are doing our very best to be a leading force in ending intergenerational poverty in the Kenilworth Parkside community, in the nation’s capital. As BIG & BOLD as our vision may seem, we are convinced that it is quite possible if we listen and mindfully, creatively, and respectfully, engage our children, families and community in the process of discovering their innate capacity to affect positive change.(Read More…)

Call for Youth Development Partners