Promise Neighborhoods Convene to Share and Learn


I was truly inspired by the peer–to-peer learning that quickly developed into the pervasive spirit of this year’s Promise Neighborhoods Directors Meeting. Our annual convening on June 13-14 brought together more than 250 administrators, evaluators, and practitioners to strengthen relationships, forge new ties, and expand our knowledge of how to truly construct a cradle-to-career promise in our communities. Peers shared tips on how to effectively administer the program, apply solutions to nagging community challenges, and effectively use their data to drive results.

The meeting opened with a warm introduction from Anna Hinton, director of Parental Options and Information here at the Department of Education. Anna gave an overview of the portfolio and highlighted some of the critical issues facing Promise Neighborhoods that peers would tackle together throughout the conference. Anna was then joined by Michael McAfee, senior director at the Promise Neighborhoods Institute (PNI). Michael touched on the role of PNI in assisting the grantees with reporting on data outcomes and PNI’s role in supporting the grantees’ solutions in the field.

Source: U.S. Department of Education

Available at:

Indicadores de Comunidades de Práctica |

The CoP Indicators Checklist was developed based on the most recent literature on communities of practice. The document provides indicators, with references, for groups creating or maintaining CoPs, proving a tool for identifying their current strengths and weaknesses and for targeting areas for improvement. The Checklist was translated into Spanish by Laura Mason Zeisler and Rosemary Raygada in 2011.

Source: National Professional Development Center for Inclusion

Available at:áctica?o=enews