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June 3, 2014 > Promise Neighborhood

Promise Neighborhood

Submitted By Hayward Promise

As the famous adage goes, ÒWhile we teach, we learn.Ó We are constantly learning through various means, and by knowing what programs and resources are available, the road to success will be less challenging. One of many programs available in East Bay is Hayward Promise Neighborhood. In 2012, the city was given a $25 million implementation grant from the U.S. Department of Education to support the initiative. ÒThe primary goal is to ensure all children growing up within the [Hayward Promise Neighborhood] will have access to effective schools and strong systems of family and community support,Ó stated by Lauren Pitcher, Communications Manager for HPN. Success is measured by whether students are prepared for school, supported in and out of school, succeed academically, enroll in college or workforce training after high school, and begin a productive career.

HPN focuses on students from Harder Elementary, Park Elementary, Winton Middle School, Cesar Chavez Middle School, Hayward High School and Tennyson High School, and on neighborhoods bounded by Jackson Street, Harder Road, and Whitman Street.

Those interested in volunteering for the program can contact Lindsey Vien at: lindsey.vien@hayward-ca.go. To learn more about other HPN programs, visit www.haywardpromise.org.

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