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Philadelphia Promise Zone: Year One in Review

The Obama Administration awarded Philadelphia one of the first five Promise Zone designations on January 9th, 2014. The designation encourages public, non-profit, and private organizations to collaborate on shared anti-poverty initiatives that address neighborhoods between the Schuylkill River, 48th Street, Sansom Street, and Girard Avenue. Organizations working on efforts in this area have an advantage when applying for certain Federal funding programs, and private funders are increasingly interested in Promise Zone and other place-based approaches. MORE

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