East Lubbock Promise Neighborhood Receives Hefty Grant from U.S. Department of Education
The East Lubbock Promise Neighborhood will receive more than $24 million as a grant.
The U.S. Department of Education announced Friday that the group will receive part of the $60 million total 2012 Promise Neighborhood grants.
A press release from Texas Tech says that the East Lubbock Promise Neighborhood is a collaboration of the Lubbock Independent School District, Texas Tech, the Texas Tech Health Sciences Center, and other community partners, including Covenant Health System, the South Plains Food Bank, and United Supermarkets.
The East Lubbock Promise Neighborhood will receive nearly $24,035,000 over five years.
The Promise Neighborhoods program is part of the White House Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative, which, according to the Department of Education, supports bringing public and private partners to help break the cycle of intergenerational poverty.
The grant will reportedly provide wrap-around services to support and improve student learning, and leverages social services and community resources in an aligned way to break the cycle of poverty, according to the press release.
More on the program is available here.