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Albina Rockwood Promise Neighborhood Initiative

The Albina Rockwood Promise Neighborhood Initiative (ARPNI) is a U.S. Department of Education multi-million dollar federal grant to support neighborhoods of opportunity by providing a continuum of school readiness and academic services, as well as family and community supports, to children from early childhood through college—and beyond.

Melissa Hicks with Self Enhancement Inc (SEI) (transcript)

The five year program is led by Self Enhancement, Inc. (SEI), in partnership with Albina Head Start, Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization (IRCO), Latino Network, Metropolitan Family Service (MFS), Native American Youth and Family Center (NAYA), United Way, Portland Public Schools, and Reynolds School District.

United Way is spearheading the research component of the initiative, surveying community members in the Albina and Rockwood neighborhoods and surveying students in our partner middle and high schools. The survey results will help identify community priorities like neighborhood safety, affordable housing as well as school activities, with the goal of understanding what students need from cradle to career, both at home and at school.

neighborhood surveys
student surveys across 2 schools

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