Institute to partner on Promise Zone initiative

June 10, 2015

The IU Public Policy Institute will partner with the John H. Boner Community Center to evaluate, track, and report data for the Near Eastside of Indianapolis, which was recently named a federal Promise Zone.

With this national designation, the federal government will work with local leaders to navigate funding options and increase opportunities to achieve neighborhood-created goals and priorities.

Other key partners include Indiana University and IUPUI.

The Institute will also deliver program evaluation to support a systemic feedback loop among program implementers to evaluate outcomes and refine implementations efforts. A complete list of Promise Zone implementation partners is available on the Boner Community Center's website.

The Institute will also connect the initiative to research and resources within SPEA and Indiana University.

Indianapolis is one of the eight recently designated Promise Zone cities nationwide.

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