DC Promise Neighborhood Initiative – Supporting all members of the Kenilworth-Parkside community in improving the quality of their own lives and inspiring positive change in their neighborhood.

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

Blog: Chronic Absenteeism

Working with our partner schools, DCPNI committed to decreasing the percentage of chronically absent students at the schools through the creation of an initiative called Every Day Counts. Using raw student attendance data at multiple points in time and historical attendance data, DCPNI and the schools classified students into three different levels: students at a low risk, moderate risk, and high risk for of chronic absenteeism. Using these student classifications, DCPNI then created a distinct intervention for each population and collectively the initiative is known as Every Day Counts. (Read More…)

DCPNI Visits Air & Space

DCPNI children and their parents walked through a space shuttle, “visited” the moon, and ate astronaut ice cream while on a recent field trip to the National Air and Space Museum. The trip was the first of many that families involved in our Take and Play program will enjoy through a new partnership emphasizing early language skills that DCPNI is developing with the Smithsonian Institution supported by the PNC Foundation.Take and Play supports Kenilworth-Parkside parents of children between the ages of 3 and 5 in preparing their children for kindergarten through play-based activities at home.