An Initial Look at America's Promise: Successes, Challenges and Opportunities
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June 29, 1999

An Initial Look at America's Promise: Successes, Challenges and Opportunities

Gary Walker;Heather Libbey;Peter L. Benson;Yvonne Butler

Public/Private Ventures

America's Promise is a pioneering initiative that seeks to address overall youth development by creating community-wide programming based on proven practices necessary for a successful childhood and adolescence. A few examples of these evidence-based program components include community service, mentoring and developing marketable skills. This brief report presents P/PV's preliminary analysis of how the effort took root in three Communities of Promise: Charlotte, North Carolina; Minneapolis, Minnesota; and San Francisco, California. It explores the successes, challenges and opportunities that have resulted from America's Promise.

Geographic Focus North America / United States (Midwestern) / Minnesota / Hennepin County / Minneapolis
North America / United States (Southern) / North Carolina / Mecklenburg County / Charlotte
North America / United States (Western) / California / San Francisco County / San Francisco

Issues Children and Youth
Nonprofits and Philanthropy

Funders Lutheran Brotherhood
Pillsbury Company Foundation