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Transforming A Community Through Education

What is a Promise Neighborhood?

A Promise Neighborhood is a community of opportunity that allows children to learn, grow, and succeed. Funded by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Innovation and Improvement, the initiative builds on successful efforts already underway and brings together schools, community organizations, local businesses, and other community members in a local neighborhood. Inspired by the model of the Harlem Children’s Zone, Promise Neighborhoods wrap children in high-quality, coordinated health, social, community, and educational support from cradle to college to career.


Why is a Promise Neighborhood important?

Family struggles do not remain isolated – a whole family is impacted as well as the community in which they live. By bringing together San Diego’s collaborative community partners to provide comprehensive wraparound supports, San Diego Promise Neighborhood (SDPromise) will build a pipeline of services that are data-driven and results-based so children can grow up healthy, well-educated, and successful.


Partners Make the Promise

Coordinated by SBCS, SDPromise brings together a collaboration of partners including schools, local government agencies, non-profit organizations, health services and businesses to develop an impressive plan for a seamless continuum of cradle to career solutions that creates high expectations for all children and provide a clear and viable pathway to college and career success.


SDPromise Programs and Services

Strong schools are at the heart of SDPromise but opportunities extend beyond the school walls. The comprehensive plan offers various services and programs focused on family, education, health, and community to support children and family for success now and beyond. Community-driven planning will continue throughout the five-year initiative to ensure that the pipeline of solutions meets the evolving needs of the neighborhoods.


Catchment Area

SDPromise supports the neighborhoods of Barrio Logan, Logan Heights, and San Ysidro. The areas comprise about 13,000 family households. At the heart of SDPromise are our schools:

Partners Include:

SBCS (initiative coordinator), San Diego Unified School District, San Ysidro School District, Sweetwater Union High School District, Barrio Logan College Institute,  Barrio Station, Casa Familiar, Chicano Federation, The Children’s InitiativeCounty of San Diego, Manpower, OCL Group, SANDAG, San Ysidro Health, San Diego Future’s Foundation, UCSD: Extension, SAY San Diego