The DCPNI has been established to plan and coordinate a pipeline of high-quality educational opportunities wrapped by social supports for children and youth ages 0 – 23. Our vision is to achieve and build on positive outcomes for neighborhood children so that they move successfully through infancy, early childhood, school, college, and onto successful careers. Goals of the DCPNI Every child is healthy and prepared for school Every parent and caregiver has access to support services Every student succeeds in school Every student completes post-secondary education Every student has an introduction to the world of work Every student has opportunities to help others and improve their communities Inspired by . . . The Five Promises Caring adults who provide support and guidance – in their families, at schools, and in their communities. Physical and emotional safety wherever they are — from the actual places of families, schools, neighborhoods and communities to the virtual places of media. A healthy start comprised of regular health check-ups and needed treatment, good nutrition and exercise, healthy skills and knowledge, and good role models of physical and psychological health. An effective education that equips them for college, work, and lifelong learning. Opportunities to help others in their families, at schools and in their communities. DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA CONTEXT PARKSIDE / KENILWORTH WHITE HOUSE DC WARDS US CAPITOL RFK STADIUM NATIONALS STADIUM POTOMAC RIVER REAGAN NAT’L AIRPORT ST. ELIZABETH’S WARD 7 CONTEXT • 19,750 children (2nd highest Ward amount) • 37% of children live below poverty line • 20% of children born to teen mothers • Only two health facilities (Chartered Health and Hunt Street Unity Clinic) The DC Promise Neighborhood Core Footprint = Cluster 29 and Western Half of Cluster 30. Expansion out to other Ward 7 clusters is likely after first 3 – 5 years of the initiative. The Core Footprint KENILWORTH EASTLAND GARDENS MAYFAIR / PARADISE PARKSIDE = Schools and Recreation Centers = Educare Community Profile Neighborhoods within the DC Promise Neighborhood: Parkside Townhomes, Mayfair Mansions (Condos/Apartments), Paradise Townhomes, Eastland Gardens (single-family detached homes), Lotus Square Apartments, Kenilworth Courts Public Housing, and Kenilworth Townhomes Census Tract 96.2: (Mayfair/Parkside/Paradise) 1,115 youth (ages 0-17); 1,302 households w/497 Female headed w/related children Estimated total population of 4,500 Census Tract 96.1: (Eastland Gardens/Kenilworth). 914 youth (0-17) 738 total households; w/256 Female headed w/related children Estimated total population of 2,500 Resident Engagement ANC’s and local clergy person have attended HCZ events President of Eastland Gardens Civic Association hired as Resident Engagement Coordinator Regular Community Dinners to engage local commitment Planning Teams for Evaluation, Governance, and Program Design that include strong resident participation Focus Groups, Organizational Leader Interviews, and Brief Surveys to develop a detailed portrait of community needs, wishes, and capacities Civic & Organizational Core Active Civic & Tenants Associations Three Congregations Three early childhood providers Two Elementary Schools One Middle School One High School One Recreation Center Needs of the Community More than 40% of children live below poverty line. More than 70% of children from two local elementary schools are not proficient in math and reading when they transition to middle school. Unemployment rate in neighborhood exceeds 20% -higher for young people and twice the DC-wide rate. High rates of teen pregnancy, HIV/AIDS, violent juvenile deaths, illiteracy, substance abuse, high school dropout % Elementary Students Testing Proficient or Above in Math 60 50 % of students tested 40 Math 2007 30 Math 2008 Math 2009 20 10 0 KENILWORTH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Source: NCLB data reports, OSSE NEVAL THOMAS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL ELEMENTARY STATE AVERAGE % Elementary Students Testing Proficient or Advanced in Reading 50 45 40 % of students tested 35 30 Reading 2007 25 Reading 2008 Reading 2009 20 15 10 5 0 KENILWORTH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Source: NCLB data reports, OSSE NEVAL THOMAS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL ELEMENTARY STATE AVERAGE Active/Emerging Strategies & Resources Where the Kids Are: Deep engagement with Parents Early care & education providers (including and beyond Educare) Schools All Kids Covered: Child, adolescent and family health Children’s Hospital Mobile Pediatric Primary & Dental Care Ready for the Real World Dropout Prevention (e.g. GradNation Featured Community, Chavez Saturday School and Extended Day/Year) College Promotion & Placement (e.g. Simon Scholars) Rigorous Evaluation Evaluation is central to Promise Neighborhood model Monitoring progress, assessing success of intervention Documenting key lessons learned But evaluation design will be extremely challenging Planning and Design Focus groups with community residents and service providers Key informant interviews with community leaders. Creating a detailed community profile Promise Neighborhood Required Tracking Indicators #/% of young children who demonstrate age-appropriate functioning; have a medical home; and participate in early learning programs #/% of students at or above grade level #/% of children participating in 60 according to 3rd-8th grade and high school assessments Attendance rate of students in sixth, seventh, eighth and ninth grades Graduation rate in neighborhood high school #/% of students with post secondary degrees or other credentials w/o need for remediation minutes of physical activity daily and eat five or more servings of fruits and vegetables daily #/% of students who feel safe at school and traveling to and from school as measured by a school climate survey Student mobility rate #/% of students with a caring adult at home, school, and community; or #/% of families that attend parent-teacher conferences #/% students with school and home access to broadband and connected computing device Italics: Likely available from administrative data sources. Key Partnerships to Date America’s Promise Alliance DC Appleseed ANC 7D DC Council Chairman Vincent Bethesda New Life Gospel Church Buffet Early Education Fund/EduCare Children’s National Medical Center The Chavez Public Charter Schools City Interests College & Career Connections Gray DC Department of Parks and Recreation DC LISC The Eastland Gardens Civic Assoc. The East River Family Strengthening Collaborative Friends of Choice in Urban Schools (FOCUS) Key Partnerships to Date (cont.) McKinsey & Co. Urban Institute New Smyrna Baptist Church Ward 7 DC Council Member Office of the Deputy Mayor for Yvette Alexander Zion Baptist Church of Eastland Gardens Education School Principals at Neval Thomas and Kenilworth Elementaries Skadden Arps law firm Simon Scholars Social Solutions The United Planning Organization Funding Partners to Date America’s Promise Alliance The Annie E. Casey Foundation The AT&T Foundation The Bounce Learning Network The Citybridge Foundation The England Family Foundation The Horning Family Fund Judy & Josh Weston Philanthropic Fund Microsoft The Moran Family Foundation Price Family Charitable Fund Prince Charitable Trusts Several Individual Donors Role of the DCPNI, Inc. Provide strong resident and administrative leadership for the project Ensure that existing community and city resources are focused and maximized Conduct ongoing assessment of community needs Develop and implement performance measures identify service providers and partners who can deliver desired programs and outcomes Expand school and other partnerships even beyond footprint (e.g. middles schools and high schools) in order to go “where the kids are.” Enter into written memoranda of understanding with service providers and partners that specify performance measures and target outcomes Conduct program evaluation Develop procedures to hold service providers and partners accountable Provide technical assistance and support to partners Facilitate coordination of resources and communication among stakeholders Attract resources to community, core agencies, and partners, as needed, to fill out pipeline Share replicable procedures and analyses with other communities interested in pursuing similar efforts In Summary, the DCPN is . . . • Modeled after the Harlem Children’s Zone in NYC • Initially located in the Parkside-Kenilworth with • • • • • expansion to other Ward 7 & 8 neighborhoods anticipated Committed to deep resident engagement and leadership Adopted by America’s Promise Alliance Nurturing and expanding key partnerships Pursuing education and health initiatives already Applying to become one of twenty Federally designated and funded Promise Neighborhoods.