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2012 WCP Summer Celebration Save the Date

Posted on Apr 27, 2012 in News | 0 comments

This year’s WCP Annual Summer Celebration is scheduled for Friday, August 31st, from 4-7pm.  Hold the date for great entertainment, tons of food, and lots of great information about how we can all work to support our children’s success.  Last year over 400 people took part and there were great activities and giveaways for kids and families alike.  We’ll post more info on this year’s event as soon as it’s available, but hold August 31st in your calendar!

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2012 Promise Neighborhoods Federal Grant Application Released

Posted on Apr 27, 2012 in News | 0 comments

The 2012 Promise Neighborhoods grant has been released!  This year WCP will be applying for the implementation grant which is $4-6 million dollars for 3-5 years.  Only 5-7 implementation grants will be awarded, but we hope to be among them.  Last year we came very close to securing a planning grant with a score of 98.33 — we were in the top 10% of over 300 applicants.   You can find out more about the grants and see last years awardees here: http://www2.ed.gov/programs/promiseneighborhoods/index.html  

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WCP Business Plan Finished

Posted on Apr 27, 2012 in News | 0 comments

After 6 months of work with The Finance Project and all of our partners, WCP is proud to announce that our 5-year Business Plan is finished.  You can download the Executive Summary and the full Business Plan from the bottom of the “About” page on this website.  A huge thank you to our many partners who truly showed their committment to WCP through this process!

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WCP at the Promise Neighborhoods Conference

Posted on Apr 16, 2012 in News | 0 comments

The Department of Education held the first Promise Neighborhoods National Network Conference on March 26-27 in Washington, DC.  WCP was honored to be asked to be on a panel for the “Continuing to Work on Your Business Plan and Sustainability Strategy Once Implementation Has Started” workshop.  Laurie Bohm, WCP Director, discussed our experiences working with The Finance Project on developing our sustainability and business plans.  Also on the panel were Lauren Scopaz from Harlem Children’s Zone and Cheri Hayes from The Finance Project.  It was moderated by Kate Shoemaker...

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Larkin Tackett, DOE, Visits White Center Promise

Posted on Apr 14, 2012 in News | 0 comments

On March 13th, Larkin Tackett, Director of Place-Based Initiatives for the federal Department of Education, visited White Center Promise.  He spent 2 hours talking with the core partners about our experiences with WCP and lessons learned from the Making Connections work.  It is great to know that the great work going on in White Center has reached the ears of the DOE.

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