Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative Promise Neighborhood Grantee

Boston Indicators   (Boston)


Representatives from the Boston Foundation and the Metropolitan Area Planning Council are on the Initiative's data committee.

Since 1984, the Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative (DSNI) has made tremendous strides as a model of engaging the community in the physical revitalization of our area, now the Promise Neighborhoods Program allows us to mobilize 26 years of effective social capital and resident leadership to fundamentally change the systems that impact the educational and developmental outcomes of our children. Families with children under 18 years old represent almost half of Dudley households (twice the Boston average). 38% of children live below the Federal poverty line.

Today, Boston has aligned all efforts to remove barriers to graduating from college and succeeding in life for students in its most distressed communities. Boston's Promise Initiative (BPI) provides an unprecedented platform for us to leverage the capacity we have built to date and coordinate the resources and policies that support evidence-based programs and practices to make a significant difference for students and our communities.