Boston Promise Initiative

BPI HAS MOVED TO A NEW WEBSITE!

The Boston Promise Initiative has moved to a new website. Check out our homepage to learn more about the new Dudley Village Campus, sign-up to become a partner, and get involved in programs that partner with residents to support young people from birth to career. It's all there!

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ANNOUNCEMENT - JUNE 25th, 2014

BOSTON PROMISE INITIATIVE & DSNI RELEASE THE RESULTS
OF THEIR FIRST-EVER DUDLEY VILLAGE CAMPUS SURVEY

Portraits of a Dudley Village Campus

This evening, at the Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative's Annual Meeting and celebration of their 30th Anniversary, DSNI released the results of the Boston Promise Initiative's (BPI) first-ever comprehensive survey of the Dudley Village Campus.

A Promise in the Heart of Boston: Portraits of a Dudley Village Campus is BPI's summary of Goodman Research Group's Boston Promise Initiative Neighborhood Survey, study of residents perceptions and quality of life in the Dudley Village Campus, a neighborhood combining parts of Upham's Corner, Grove Hall, Orchard Gardens, as well as the Blue Hill Avenue and Fairmount Indigo Line Corridors.

BPI surveyed Dudley Village Campus (DVC) residents who consented to participate in the survey and were either parents/guardians of children ages birth to 18 or adults who lived in “adult-only” households. BPI obtained valid responses from a grand total of 466 households. DSNI also hired Boston Promise Organizers, most of them DVC residents, to conduct the survey between February 10, 2014 and April 11, 2014. Goodman Research Group trained the organizers, particularly on how to collect quality data and ensure every respondent’s confidentiality. The hiring of residents as surveyors, as well as the gift cards given to households for participating in the survey, invested nearly $60,000 back into the families of the Dudley Village Campus.

Overall, the survey was one of the most ambitious efforts yet to understand a complete picture of the Dudley Village Campus through the eyes of residents. You can view the results here.

For more information on the study, please contact boston_promise@dsni.org or stay tuned to DSNI's Twitter feed to get updates on the results of the survey @dsni_org, following the hastag #DVCportraits.


ANNOUNCEMENT - JUNE 2nd, 2014

BOSTON PROMISE INITIATIVE & DSNI TO RELEASE UP TO $300,000
THROUGH INVESTMENTS IN NEIGHBORHOOD CHANGE GRANT RFP PROCESS

 

We are excited to announce that, today, the Boston Promise Initiative (BPI) and Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative (DSNI) are officially launching our Investments in Neighborhood Change grant program. And we want you to get involved!

 

What makes Investments in Neighborhood Change special is that these grants are specifically designed to reward and empower residents and organizations to work together and solve big, persistent problems we have identified in our neighborhoods, turning all of the Dudley Village Campus into a community of opportunity.

As the lead agency for BPI, DSNI will award up to three (3) grants of up to $25,000 each for pilot/innovation strategies and up to three (3) grants of up to $75,000 each for evidence-based/high impact strategies.

We believe that, through these grants and BPI’s support, many promising and proven ideas can expanded to support thousands of residents in the very heart of the City of Boston, providing them with access to innovative health, family, and educational services and programs right in their own neighborhood and schools.

 

 

HOW & WHEN TO SUBMIT A PROPOSAL
If you have an innovative idea or a proven program that can (or is proven to) have a positive impact on children living or attending school within the Dudley Village Campus, and if you are registered as a nonprofit organization or have a fiscal sponsor, then you are eligible to apply with a proposal today. A detailed version of BPI's Invesments in Neighborhood Change RFP and application forms are available for download here.

 

MICROSOFT WORD OF RFP APPLICATION

A Microsoft Word version of only the Investments in Neighborhood Change application documents can be downloaded here.

 

Applicants must employ and build on the strengths and assets already existing in the Dudley Village Campus, such as residents' specific skills, the neighborhood's public spaces, institutions, businesses, faith-based organizations, schools, or other local organizations. Proposals for new applicants are due by July 11th at 5 PM.

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ)

Please review some of our answers to frequently asked questions about the Investments in Neighborhood Change Grants and grant process.

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION

An information session will be held on June 13th at 5:30 PM at the Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative for those seeking more information on our Investments in Neighborhood Change Grants and proposal process. For more immediate information or urgent questions about the proposal process, please contact us at boston_promise@dsni.org.

 

Most importantly, we want to make sure that your network knows about this movement to create a community of opportunity and BPI’s Investments in Neighborhood Change grants. So, please share this announcement with your online, personal, and professional networks far and wide. You can even tweet us @dsni_org and use #keepingthepromise to share a winning idea for investing in neighborhood change!

A promise has been made to bring Boston’s residents the kind of change that will last. Through our Investments in Neighborhood Change Grants, we intend to be keepers of that promise. Will you join us?


 

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