Research Report Making Good on a Promise: Working to End Intergenerational Poverty in Kenilworth-Parkside
Megan Gallagher, Brittany Murray, Maia Woluchem, Susan J. Popkin
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The DC Promise Neighborhood Initiative (DCPNI) is on a mission to end the cycle of intergenerational poverty in Kenilworth-Parkside, a geographically isolated community in Northeast Washington, DC. By partnering with local organizations to provide targeted, data-driven interventions to youth and parents, DCPNI is working to improve educational, economic, health, and socio-emotional outcomes within a community plagued by the effects of concentrated poverty. With violent crime rates above and school performance below the city average, Kenilworth-Parkside has significant obstacles to overcome. This report describes Kenilworth-Parkside community, the work of DCPNI and its partners, and promising signs that progress is being made to improve the life chances of residents in Kenilworth-Parkside.
Research Areas Education Neighborhoods, cities, and metros Children and youth Greater DC
Tags K-12 education Schooling Neighborhoods and youth development Washington, DC, research initiative Kids in context
Policy Centers Metropolitan Housing and Communities Policy Center
Cities Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV