The DC Promise Neighborhood Initiative: A Cost Estimate

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Overview The DC Promise Neighborhood Initiative (DCPNI) draws upon promising practices from a national body of work that suggest that dual-generation programming is an effective strategy for breaking the cycle of poverty. Specifically, two-generation strategies that suggest integrating education, employment opportunities, and peer support for parents and academic and support services for their children will produce far more promising outcomes for both the parents and their child. The DCPNI Academy for Girls and Their Mothers is a 12-month program where middle-school aged girls attending Cesar Chavez Public Charter School will join classmates and the caring female in their lives for workshops on Saturday mornings. These pairs will learn…show more content…
The Summer Leadership Academy will host the girls Monday thru Thursday of every week in July for summer support and extracurricular activities. Additional summer staff is needed to chaperone field trips, facilitate long-term projects and expanded learning (financial literacy, leadership development, college and career exposure, etc.) Eight graders with consistent participation will attend a weeklong college tour after they complete the program with their mothers. Since the majority of the families we serve are African American, this will be a tour of Historically Black Colleges and Universities. In addition, younger girls will be supported with their academics by attending a weeklong BrainCake summer sleep away camp. They will learn about science, technology, engineering, and mathematics as well as other fun social capital building activities. DCPNI summer staff will support both activities The summer program will culminate in a completion presentation luncheon. Travel and event coordination including transportation, t-shirts, on-site catering and any admissions fees and permits the program and summer staff will need to coordinate. Program Management activities will include handling all facilitator and partner program contracts, participant recruitment and program evaluation and any mid-course adjustments. The program shares space with the other DCPNI programs so the management team will ensure

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