Maximizing the Results Scorecard

Overview

Designed by Clear Impact and based on the principles of Mark Friedman's Results-Based Accountability™ framework, the Results Scorecard™ helps Promise Neighborhoods leaders to collaborate, make data-driven decisions, and align the performance of their programs and initiatives with the impact that they create in the community. 

Addressing the Impact of Trauma on Academic Proficiency and Chronic Absenteeism

Overview

Exposure to a traumatic event places a young person at risk of: a lower reading proficiency, a lower grade-point average, and more days of school absences. Throughout their lifetimes, many young students living in underserved communities will experience one or more traumatic events-putting them at risk of chronic absenteeism and lower academic proficiency. During this webinar, Sue Fothergill (Attendance Works) and Rachel Donegan (Baltimore Promise Neighborhood) discussed: the impact of traumatic events on a student’s learning and trauma-informed strategies to improve academic and attendance outcomes for students living in Promise Neighborhoods.

Building Out a Successful Case Management System

Overview

A robust case management system is critical to tracking progress and improving outcomes for children and their families, along the cradle-to-career continuum. During this webinar, Mary Bogle (Urban Institute), Tara Watford (Youth Policy Institute), and Karin Scott (Indianola Promise Community) shared best practices for building a case management system that is: rooted in the Results-Based Accountability framework, tracks participation and performance, provides the opportunity to course-correct, and drives Promise Neighborhoods and their partners towards the achievement of a common set of results and indicators. 

Greensboro Fresh Food Access Plan

Overview

The City's Fresh Food Access Plan focuses on increasing retail access to fresh, local produce in Greensboro’s food deserts. The plan was made possible by a grant from a US Department of Agriculture (USDA) program aimed at supporting local food business enterprises that connect farmers with consumers. This includes expanding entrepreneurial opportunities both for local farmers and residents interested in starting local food-related businesses.
 

Assessing and Addressing Farm Worker Food Security, Yolo County, 2015

Overview

California Institute for Rural Studies assessed the food assistance resources in Yolo County and the level of food insecurity among selected Yolo County farm workers living in a rural food desert. The project was designed to address the USDA Community Food Projects Competitive Grant Program priorities by determining the level of farm worker food security and planning long-term solutions utilizing the existing network of food assistance resources in Yolo County.
 

Cradle to Career Directions

Overview

PNI has developed two templates to assist you in representing your cradle-to-career infrastructure and the results you are achieving for children because of it. We envision that this will be an especially useful tool for sustainability. This set of tools includes (1) an aggregate snapshot of your pipeline, and (2) a general template that will be used to dive deeply into results/work associated with each Promise Neighborhood GPRA. Both templates are built around core pieces of your work: population results, baselines and targets, continua of solutions (families, programs, policies, and systems), partners, and funding. Through these complimentary templates, you will be able to provide an overview of your results-driven cradle-to-career system, while simultaneously providing specific, in depth snapshots of each indicator – and especially the level of flexible funding that is necessary to maintain and scale each deep layer of your work.

Cradle to Career Templates

Overview

PNI has developed two templates to assist you in representing your cradle-to-career infrastructure and the results you are achieving for children because of it. We envision that this will be an especially useful tool for sustainability. This set of tools includes (1) an aggregate snapshot of your pipeline, and (2) a general template that will be used to dive deeply into results/work associated with each Promise Neighborhood GPRA. Both templates are built around core pieces of your work: population results, baselines and targets, continua of solutions (families, programs, policies, and systems), partners, and funding. Through these complimentary templates, you will be able to provide an overview of your results-driven cradle-to-career system, while simultaneously providing specific, in depth snapshots of each indicator – and especially the level of flexible funding that is necessary to maintain and scale each deep layer of your work.

Action Commitment Form

Overview

Developed by the Annie E. Casey Foundation as a part of their Skills to Accelerate Results leadership development program, this simple form can be used by individual members of a partnership to commit to a priority action that they will take to accelerate an agreed-upon result.

Living Into Your Strategic Plan: A Guide to Implementation That Gets Results

Overview

This six-step guide, produced by Bridgespan, can help you and your organization create a path to implementation. It provides strategies and tools nonprofits can use to implement their strategic plans in an effort to achieve impact year after year.

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