Uniting Stakeholders to Build a Safe, Healthy, and Educational Life for D.C.’s Children

Lisa’s project focused on changing the strategic approach of the Washington, D.C. Promise Neighborhoods Initiative (DCPNI), a local coalition which provides youth development support to ensure that children in the Parkside/ Kenilworth neighborhood reach adulthood ready to participate in the economic and civic life of their community. During her fellowship, Lisa successfully developed a five year strategic plan that engaged DCPNI’s over 40 partners. Lisa quarterbacked the grant that enabled D.C.PNI to win a historic $28 million investment to increase educational outcomes for our students through the provision of wraparound services and support to families.