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Uploaded on Apr 28, 2011
Dr. Michael McAfee, director of the Promise Neighborhoods Institute at PolicyLink, delivers the keynote speech at Neighborhood House's 10th Annual Breakfast Celebration. The Promise Neighborhood concept, modeled after Geoffrey Canada's Harlem Children's Zone, is a community-based effort to ensure that all of the children in disadvantages neighborhoods go to college.
Neighborhood House, a nonprofit based in Seattle and King County, has launched the High Point PROMISE initiative in the West Seattle neighborhood of High Point. The mission of Neighborhood House is to help diverse communities of people with limited resources attain their goals for self-sufficiency, financial independence, health and community building.