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With the receipt of a $25 million grant from the United States Department of Education, Lubbock became home to one of only eight federally funded Promise Neighborhoods in the US in 2013 and the only one with a university serving as the primary partner in program implementation.

One of the tenets of the Promise Neighborhood programming nationwide is that schools can and should serve as centers for community revitalization. With programs as diverse as expanded health clinic hours to nutrition and cooking classes, local library read-a-louds to parenting programs for teens, the East Lubbock Promise Neighborhood is a place of growth and change. Implementation of project based learning and educational models that have proven effective in other communities with similar challenges, ensure that area schools are able to provide a firm foundation to their students, their families and all members of the community.