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FAQ

Q: What is the Promise Neighborhood?

A: Promise Neighborhoods is a U.S. Department of Education-funded initiative to support "cradle-to-career" opportunities for children. The initiative seeks to improve education, health and economic successes for children, their families and communities. We are housed within Drexel University's Office of University & Community Partnerships (the University's hub of civic engagement). 

 

Q: What does the Promise Neighborhood Do?

A: We provide support and opportunities for children living or going to school in Belmont, East Parkside, Mantua, Mill Creek, Powelton Village, and West Powelton/Saunders Park. 

 

Q: What is the difference between Promise Zone and Promise Neighborhood?

A: Both the Promise Zone and Promise Neighborhood have the same geographic footprint, builds on existing community strengths, and share promise zone committees.

The Promise Zone

•U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) designation until 2024

•Focuses on all residents

•Awarded to address socioeconomic needs

•Led by the City of Philadelphia

The Promise Neighborhood

•U.S. Department of Education Grant until 2021

•Focuses on children and families

•Awarded to address educational disparities

•Led by Drexel University

 

Q: How can I request Promise Neighborhood Funding?

A: Please contact us with more information promiseneighborhood@drexel.edu

 

Q: Can Promise Neighborhood provide space/materials/other in-kind support?

A: Please contact us with more info about your program promiseneighborhood@drexel.edu

Please keep in mind we are restricted with the funding to provide support in 7 designated schools (Alain Locke, Belmont Charter, Martha Washington, Morton McMichael, Samuel Powel, Science Leadership Academy Middle School, and West Philadelphia High School) and the neighborhoods within our boundaries. 

 

Q: What do I do if I want to implement a new program or activity in the Promise Neighborhood?

A: Please contact us at promiseneighborhood@drexel.edu with more information about your program.

 

Q: My program already exists in the neighborhood, how can we be a part of the Promise Neighborhood?

A: Please contact us with more info about your program. Please keep in mind we are restricted with the funding to provide support in 7 designated schools (Alain Locke, Belmont Charter, Martha Washington, Morton McMichael, Samuel Powel, Science Leadership Academy Middle School, and West Philadelphia High School) and the neighborhoods within our boundaries. 

 

Q: How can I support the Promise Neighborhood?

A: Please contact us to schedule a meeting or attend one of our events at promiseneighborhood@drexel.edu

 

Q: Where can I find out about job openings?

A: Job Postings AT DREXEL

For other job opportunities, please visit the Beachell Family Learning Center