Mayor Garcetti Introduces Los Angeles Promise Neighborhood

Starting today, thousands of underserved Los Angeles families will have access to a new level of support services, as the Youth Policy Institute (YPI) officially launches the Los Angeles Promise Neighborhood, a breakthrough coordinated service delivery program based on the Harlem Children's Zone. Created with a $30 million U.S. Department of Education grant, the Los Angeles Promise Neighborhood will provide cradle-to-college-and-career services for underserved children and their families in Hollywood and Pacoima.

"This victory is the result of focused collaboration by the city, county, school district and private sector to revitalize our local communities," said newly inaugurated Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, who, as councilmember for Hollywood, was instrumentally involved in the creation of the LAPN. "Promise Neighborhoods is a vital initiative for our city and will be a key component of my community transformation strategy."

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