At a Glance

The US Department of Education has adopted a “place-based” strategy to help improve outcomes for students and families. This tool includes six resources that focus on the key approaches and strategies for community stakeholders, to support youth and adults in their communities.

Published apr. 30, 2018



The Department’s place-based initiatives (PBI) include Promise Zones, Strong Cities Strong Communities, and My Brother’s Keeper.

This work was prepared under Contract No. ED-ESE-15-A-00011/0002 with the US Department of Education’s Office of Innovation and Improvement. Sarah Zevin served as the Contracting Officer’s Representative. No official endorsement by the US Department of Education of any product, commodity, service or enterprise mentioned in this website is intended or should be inferred. Jobs for the Future and its partners, Forum for Youth Investment and Performance Excellence Partners, are providing technical assistance to communities participating in Place Based Initiatives and Performance Partnership Pilots (P3) grantees under this Education Technical Assistance and Support Services Blanket Purchase Agreement Task Order.