Promise Neighborhoods help youth beat the odds. Promise Neighborhoods is an interdisciplinary, place-based initiative modeled after the Harlem Children's Zone. The program is working with more than 80 communities to ensure that all children receive the educational, health, and community supports needed to successfully transition from cradle to college and career. Using a disciplined approach, Promise Neighborhoods critically assess how to use cross-sector partnerships to not only build programs but also rebuild systems. The Chula Vista Promise Neighborhood, for example, brings together 28 local agencies to coordinate services and resources for more than 1,500 students and provide parents with health and literacy classes through the Universidad de Padres (Parent's University). As of 2018, 98 percent of students pass the Kinder Readiness Test, compared to 77 percent in 2014. And, in this neighborhood, 92 percent of all children now have access to a place where they can reliably receive medical care. Learn more.