Comprehensive Community Initiatives - Case Studies
East Lake Foundation (ELF)
In Atlanta, the East Lake Foundation (ELF) designed a multi-pillar model involving mixed-income housing, a cradle-to-college educational pipeline, and community wellness. This model reflects a process of systematic intentionality that guides all work.
The Parramore Kidz Zone (PKZ) in Orlando represents another example of a comprehensive, coordinated approach to respond to the multifaceted needs of young people. This city-led initiative adapted the Harlem Children’s Zone model, partnering with local organizations to deliver a cradle-to-career pipeline.
Similar to Atlanta and Orlando, New Orleans is implementing a collaborative effort to bolster supports for the city’s youth. Operating within the increasingly common context of school choice, New Orleans Kids Partnership (NOKP) is striving to identify an optimal strategy for providing necessary resources. Collectively, these cases provide practical examples, lessons learned and offer stories of hope to those engaged in catalyzing systemic change for children, youth, and families.
The 5 Promises
The 5 Promises represent conditions children need to achieve adult success. The collective work of the Alliance involves keeping these promises to America’s youth. This article relates to the promises highlighted below: