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Keeping the Promise: A Virtual Teach-In on the Promise Neighborhoods Model

Michael McAfee, Vice President of Programs at PolicyLink, provides an update on the Promise Neighborhoods Institute to the U.S. House of Representatives.

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Michael McAfee, EdD, the Vice President for Programs for PolicyLink, will be a guest on the Nonprofit “U” radio blog talk show on Monday, November 23, 2015, from 2:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.  Nonprofit "U" is an online forum where nonprofit stakeholders can discuss the latest developments in the sector and increase their capacity to serve their clients and build sustainable communities. Valerie F. Leonard, an expert in community and organizational development is the host. The show will stream live from  The archived podcast will be available on BlogTalkRadio,, iTunes, Stitcher, Blubrry and Podcast Chart.

McAfee will provide an overview of PolicyLink’s evidence-based Promise Neighborhoods Institute at PolicyLink (PNI).  Based on the Harlem’s Children’s Zone, PNI provides resources to all communities, whether or not they have been awarded a federal grant, including technical support for planning, identifying quality approaches, building partnerships, assessing needs, and many more essentials for successfully building a cradle-to-career pipeline. There will be opportunities for listeners to call in with questions and participate in live chats. Nonprofit professionals, educators and community stakeholders are especially encouraged to call in and share their stories. The live call in number is (347) 884-8121.  Listeners should visit to sign up for a reminder and download background reading in advance of the podcast.

 “Every child deserves a Promise Neighborhood”, McAfee said. “To improve the lives of children, from cradle-to-college and career, all elements of collective impact must be put into action. By having a common agenda, shared measurement systems, mutually reinforcing activities, continuous communication, and a backbone organization, all children and their families will be able to live in communities of opportunity.”

Keywords: Capacity Building, Community Development, community engagement, community organizing, Michael McAfee, Nonprofit "U", nonprofit podcasts, Policy and Advocacy, PolicyLink, Valerie F. Leonard

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