Promise Neighborhood

A unique partnership with the Clinton Elementary attendance zone committed to ensuring educational success from birth to college.

Lancaster County Partners for Youth is the grant recipient and fiscal agent.

Lancaster Promise Neighborhood is a federally funded five-year grant from the United States Department of Education (USDOE) that began January 2022.

The concept of Promise Neighborhood began with the Harlem Children’s Zone. We are the first Promise Neighborhood program to be funded by the USDOE in South Carolina. Lancaster County Partners for Youth is the grant recipient and fiscal agent.

Promise Neighborhood is strategically focused to support Clinton Elementary, A.R. Rucker Middle School and Lancaster High Schools parents and students. This area of focus is based on these neighborhoods being the most impoverished in our county. In fact, Census Tracts 107 and 108 which is included in this zone are federally recognized opportunity zones due to their abject economic distress.

A project whose mission to do whatever it takes with the community to make sure every child who lives in the zone has the opportunity for success, Promise Neighborhood is a pathway of transformational programs focused on nine key components to include community revitalization, health living, data integrity, and educational enrichment.

Lancaster Promise Neighborhood is a safety net of partnerships based on grant programmatic requirements. The agencies involved in the grant must support the fulfillment of the ten required Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA) measurements that are focused on early childhood through college/career. The agencies providing services include First Steps of Lancaster County, The Children’s Council, Community Powerhouse, Call Me Beauty Mentoring, Lancaster County School District, Catawba Community Mental Health, United Way of Lancaster County, University of South Carolina Lancaster, HOPE of Lancaster, DHEC (Lancaster County Health Dept), Partners for Youth, and Counseling Services of Lancaster.

For programmatic information about Lancaster Promise Neighborhood, please review our project narrative as well as our table detailing the programmatic needs. For fiscal information, please review our programmatic budget and the USDOE funds disbursed by the grant as of 11.30.2023.

Please view the Lancaster Promise Neighborhood Facebook page and website for the most up-to-date information and special events.

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Lancaster County Partners for Youth, Inc.

P.O. Box 1023
Lancaster, SC 29721

Tel: (803) 286-1465
Fax: (803) 283-2171

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