Promise Neighborhood fosters lifetime focus on education

    The new school, health clinics and homes that will crop up in parts of Southwest Philadelphia have one common end goal: education. The Promise Neighborhood in Grays Ferry and Point Breeze aims to create “cradle to career” service for residents to help kids get the services they need to become successful adults.

    As NewsWorks partner the Public School Notebook reports, School District of Philadelphia Superintendant Arlene Ackerman and Philadelphia music producer Kenny Gamble launched the initiative yesterday, announcing $1 million in funding with up to $20 million more expected.

    The money comes from federal grants, the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Innovation and Improvement and Gamble.

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