About Us

Our Vision

The DC Promise Neighborhood Initiative (DCPNI) will assure that each child in the Parkside/Kenilworth neighborhood of Ward 7 will receive the Five Promises of 1) Caring adults; 2) Physical and emotional safety wherever they are; 3) A healthy start; 4) An effective education; and 5) Opportunities to help others.

Our Mission

DCPNI will increase the number of children who complete their education from cradle to college, and enter adulthood as productive participants in the 21st Century economy and in the civic life of their communities.

Our Approach

DCPNI will create a unique partnership among a public charter school, neighborhood public schools, private corporations, community residents, service providers, expert partners and funders to build a pipeline of services and supports for the children of Parkside/Kenilworth.

Our Goals

Aligned to produce results as prescribed the Department of Education:

  1. Children enter kindergarten ready to learn
  2. Students are proficient in core academic subjects
  3. Students successfully transition from middle grades to high school
  4. Youth graduate from high school
  5. High school graduates obtain a post secondary degree, certification or credential
  6. Students are healthy
  7. Students feel safe at school and in their community
  8. Students live in stable communities
  9. Families and community members support learning in PN schools
  10. Students have access to 21st century learning tools.