DC Promise Neighborhood Initiative (DCPNI) is the hub of a comprehensive effort to end intergenerational poverty in the Kenilworth-Parkside community in northeast Washington, DC.  Fueled by the capacity and drive of the people who call Kenilworth-Parkside home, to generate positive change in their own lives and in the lives of others and their neighborhood, DCPNI is working to build a community infrastructure that supports all residents to thrive. Partners in this mission include youth and adult residents, neighborhood schools, community and faith-based organizations, nonprofit service providers, local funders, government, and businesses.

Seeded by a federal Promise Neighborhoods grant from the U.S. Department of Education, we pursue our ultimate goal of ending intergenerational poverty in Kenilworth-Parkside through engagement strategies that foster children’s educational and developmental success; parents’ educational, economic and parenting success; a strong community; and healthy and safe places to live, learn, and grow.

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This Quotation Request seeks a highly creative professional film production company with experience in the nonprofit sector to partner with DCPNI in broadening the public’s knowledge of and interest in our mission within a modest budget. We envision using film to communicate core aspects of our work in the Kenilworth-Parkside (K-P) community through the stories of residents, schools, and community organizations that we serve and with whom we are building the DC Promise Neighborhood. Audiences will include K-P residents and institutional leaders, local and federal government officials, funders and corporate partners, and members of national organizations and networks that are working to achieve similar goals.

We invite proposals to conceive and produce a series of film vignettes to tell the story of our work in the areas of Education and Learning, Family and Community Engagement, and Data and Evaluation – a key facet of DCPNI’s capacity to continuously improve our service and impact in the community. Proposed components should include short vignettes to be featured on DCPNI’s website and social media, and a film of approximately eight minutes that communicates the wider vision of our work and the impact we are making to “move the needle” on ending intergenerational poverty in Kenilworth-Parkside.


DCPNI will select the film production company for the period of performance of one year. Contract service date will commence in November 2015. Quotations should include full concept and production costs, and provide links to samples, for each proposed component.


If you have questions or concerns, please direct them to:

Allie Bird

Chief Sustainability Officer

DC Promise Neighborhood Initiative

Responses due by COB, November 9, 2015 to Ms. Bird via e-mail.