New Jersey

Drexel Receives Multi-Million Dollar Federal Grant to Improve Neighborhoods

The U.S. Department of Education awarded Drexel University a multi-million dollar grant that will be used to help communities launch, scale, and sustain educational support and community-based services.

The private research institution received $6 million of the $33 million award as one of six winners of the 2016 Promise Neighborhoods competition. New Jersey’s Center for Family Service, Inc. also won $6 million.

All grantees use the financial resource to provide comprehensive education, health, safety, and family support services to children and families in high-poverty neighborhoods.

“These grants will provide cradle-to-career support for at-risk children in communities across the country, offering meaningful resources that will help them achieve their potential,” said U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King Jr. “Promise Neighborhoods draw on the best of communities, bringing together non-profits, schools, and local institutions to meet the needs of their local communities.”

Since its inception in 2010, Promise Neighborhoods has awarded over $286 million to nearly 700 schools and 1,000 community partners in urban and rural areas.

To learn more about the Promise Neighborhoods program, visit the U.S. Department of Education.

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