The DC Promise Neighborhood Initiative (DCPNI) has been focused on promoting cradle-to-career education and professional and personal development for residents in some of Washington, DC’s most distressed communities for over five years. DCPNI and its partners have the shared goal of ending poverty for children, families, and neighborhoods. DCPNI supports community members through various programming aimed at assisting them with improving their quality of life and inspiring positive change in their communities.
Since its inception, Promise has seen some excellent victories:
- Increased early learning slots;
- Decreased chronic absenteeism;
- Increased food access; and
- Increased the percentage of children, ages 0-5 that have access to a medical home.
In 2018 and beyond, DCPNI will still serve the Kenilworth-Parkside community and has expanded service offerings to serve additional distressed communities. Here brief preview of our key programming:
Racial Equity Anti-Poverty Platform (REAP™)
REAP™ Partner Expectations
DCPNI’s REAP™ Platform puts community at the center of locally-driven solutions with partners aligning efforts and sharing data to continuously improve. The goal of REAP™ is to facilitate a community of practice that expands networks, leverages resources, and shares insights to accelerate impact for marginalized communities. Expectations for REAP™ partners are rooted in our organizational values. These expectations aim to create a shared philosophy and practice of interdependence, learning, and persistence. Partners will work together to set goals and metrics around shared values. They will convene, once a quarter to share goals, challenges and to explore solutions.
REAP™ Partner Benefits
- Established framework for place-conscious engagement
- Expanded professional/community networks
- Enhanced opportunities to leverage resources
- Shared learning for accelerated insight and action
To learn more about bringing REAP™ to your community or to learn about becoming a REAP™ partner, please contact email@example.com.
Promise Equity Fellowship
Established to enhance leadership skills of Resident Council Leaders while also strengthening their support systems, The Promise Equity Fellowship will build capacity in areas where it is needed the most. This 12-month program is directly tied to our Capacity Building Supports approach in the REAP™ platform.
Global Promise Institute
DCPNI’s practice and research arm which implements REAP™ platform projects and services in communities around the world. Services focus on building the capacity of partners and providing turnaround support for distressed indigenous non-profit organizations. Through its diversified fee-for service model, GPI also supports the financial sustainability of DCPNI.