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December 30, 2011 > Stark commends Hayward's Promise Neighborhood Program

Stark commends Hayward's Promise Neighborhood Program

Submitted By Sarah Baldauf

Hayward's Promise Neighborhood Program (HPNP) will receive an implementation grant to put school improvement and student success at the center of Hayward's Jackson Triangle community - $3.96M in the first year and a total of $25M over five years. In 2010, the HPNP was one of 21 programs to receive a planning grant from the Department of Education.

The HPNP's development of a comprehensive plan secured one of only five implementation grants. The goal of the Department of Education's Promise Neighborhoods Program is to break the cycle of generational poverty by improving educational outcomes and life prospects of low-income children and their families through great schools and strong community support. Earlier this year, Rep. Stark sent a letter in of support for the Hayward Promise Neighborhood project.

"This Promise Neighborhood implementation grant is wonderful news for the children, parents, teachers and school administrators in Hayward's Jackson Triangle neighborhood. I'm thrilled for them and for the community as a whole, as everyone will benefit from this investment. A community with high-performing schools and a commitment to excellent student outcomes is a recipe for success. I'm proud to represent what will be Hayward's Promise Neighborhood," stated Rep. Pete Stark (D-CA).

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