Alignment for Better Education
The Boston Promise Initiative is one of the 21 Promise Neighborhood grantees chosen for a planning grant in September 2011 by the Department of Education from a total of 339 applicants. IISC designed and facilitated the initial process that resulted in the planning grant and then did the same for the implementation grant. Although the federal funding was not received, the process built alignment across city, state and federal agencies as well as nonprofit service providers, schools and – most importantly – residents. The result is an implementable plan to realize the vision of healthy children achieving academic success from birth through career.