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The Harvard Family Research Project separated from the Harvard Graduate School of Education to become the Global Family Research Project as of January 1, 2017. It is no longer affiliated with Harvard University.

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The Promise Neighborhoods Program brings together families, community organizations, educational programs, and schools to improve the educational outcomes of children living in impoverished neighborhoods. The program’s vision is that all children living in a Promise Neighborhood will grow up with access to a high-quality school and a network of family and community supports that will prepare them for college and a career. Planning grants were first awarded to 21 grantees in September 2010.

The U.S. Department of Education has announced the 2011 competition for funds to assist with the planning and implementation of Promise Neighborhoods strategies and invited the public to comment on the program’s proposed priorities, requirements, definitions, and selection criteria.

The Family, School, and Community Engagement Working Group, a collaborative of leaders in the family engagement field including Harvard Family Research Project’s (HFRP) Heather Weiss, submitted recommendations for  proposed priorities, requirements, definitions, and selection criteria.

HFRP both endorsed the comments submitted by the Working Group and submitted its own commentary.  HFRP provided specific recommendations for strengthening the program’s proposed indicators and results.

Go to the National Family, School, and Community Engagement Working Group’s commentary

Go to Harvard Family Research Project’s Commentary

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