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1 The LA Health Collaborative and The Los Angeles Neighborhoods Revitalization Workgroup NRI Health and Behavioral Health and Access to Healthy Foods

2 The Los Angeles Neighborhoods Revitalization Workgroup - Partners Office of the Mayor, City of Los Angeles Los Angeles County Chief Executive Office Los Angeles Unified School District First 5 LA Los Angeles County Office of Education Los Angeles County Sheriff s Department Philanthropy Community Based Organizations

3 Los Angeles Neighborhoods Revitalization Workgroup: Local Opportunity 1. Integrate public and philanthropic investments and initiatives in selected distressed neighborhoods that will transform, accelerate and further strengthen place-based strategies within the region 2. Creates a platform that will mobilize joint action between public and philanthropic leaders in sharing information about current neighborhood initiatives and identify opportunities for greater coordination through a collaborative planning process between systems and sectors 3. Identify strategies for building and leveraging existing federal and anticipated investments include the White House s three signature interagency place-based initiatives: Regional Innovation Clusters (RIC), Partnership for Sustainable Communities (PSC), and the Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative (NRI).

4 The White House Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative The White House Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative (NRI) is a place-based, interagency collaborative that is developing and executing a coordinated federal initiative targeting communities of concentrated poverty. 1. HUD- Choice Neighborhoods 2. DOE- Promise Neighborhoods 3. DOJ- Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation 4. HHS- Community Health Centers 5. HHS- Behavioral Health Services 6. DOT-Healthy Food Financing Initiative

5 The Promise of Promise Neighborhoods for Los Angeles All children growing up in Promise Neighborhoods have access to effective schools and strong systems of family and community support that will prepare them to attain an excellent education and successfully transition to college and career

6 Los Angeles Promise Neighborhood Partnership 1. Proyecto Pastoral- Boyle Heights Promise Neighborhood Collaborative 2. Youth Policy Institute- Los Angeles Promise Neighborhood 3. University of Southern California- University Park Promise Neighborhood 4. South Bay Center for Counseling- Wilmington Empowerment Project 5. Green Dot Public Schools- Watts Promise Neighborhood Partnership

7 Promise Neighborhoods Improve outcomes shared by leaders and members of community RESOURCE LEVERAGING, INTEGRATION, AND TARGETING Private funding (individual, corporate, philanthropic) New Promise Neighborhoods funding, support (ED) Other public funds, programs (ED, HUD, HHS, Justice, Labor, USDA, State, local, etc) Increase capacity of organizations focused on achieving results and building a college-going culture in neighborhoods Build continuum of solutions from cradle through college to career Early Learning K-12 College/ Career Integrate other community supports: housing, health, etc. Integrate programs and break down agency silos Support efforts to sustain and scale up proven, effective solutions Learn about the impact of Promise Neighborhoods and about relationship between particular strategies and student outcomes

8 Los Angeles Choice and Promise Neighborhoods Partnerships Transform neighborhoods by revitalizing severely distressed public and/or assisted housing and investing and leveraging investments in well-functioning services, high quality public schools and education programs, high quality early learning programs and services, public assets, public transportation, and improved access to jobs.

9 Los Angeles Choice and Promise Neighborhood Partnership Housing: Transform distressed public and assisted housing into energy efficient, mixed-income housing that is physically and financially viable over the long-term; People: Support positive outcomes for families who live in the target development's and the surrounding neighborhood, particularly outcomes related to residents health, safety, employment, mobility, and education; and Neighborhood: Transform neighborhoods of poverty into viable, mixed-income neighborhoods with access to wellfunctioning services, high quality public schools and education programs, high quality early learning programs and services, public assets, public transportation, and improved access to jobs.

10 Los Angeles Choice and Promise Neighborhood Partnership 1.Housing Authority City of Los Angeles: Jordan Downs Housing Development in Watts-Willowbrook 2.Youth Policy Institute and Housing Authority City of Los Angeles: San Fernando Gardens in Pacoima 3.Housing Authority County of Los Angeles: Carmelitos Housing Development in Long Beach

11 Explore Opportunities for Los Angeles through the Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative If poverty is a disease that infects an entire community in the form of unemployment and violence; failing schools and broken homes, then we can t just treat those symptoms in isolation. We have to heal that entire community. And we have to focus on what actually works. Barack Obama, July 18, 2007

12 The White House Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative The White House Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative (NRI) is a place-based, interagency collaborative that is developing and executing a coordinated federal initiative targeting communities of concentrated poverty. 1. HUD- Choice Neighborhoods 2. DOE- Promise Neighborhoods 3. DOJ- Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation 4. HHS- Community Health Centers 5. HHS- Behavioral Health Services 6. DOT-Healthy Food Financing Initiative

13 Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation (DOJ) The Budget provides $30 million for FY 2011, Byrne supports the Administration s multiagency Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative by directing resources where they are needed in higher-risk neighborhoods, integrating public safety, housing services, and other investments through community-based strategy that aims to control and prevent violent crime, drug abuse, and gang activity in designated high crime neighborhoods: Providing funding to support partnerships between law enforcement agencies and community-based organizations Balance targeted enforcement with prevention, intervention, and neighborhood restoration services..

14 The White House Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative : Approach 1. Interdisciplinary, to address the interconnected problems in distressed neighborhoods; 2. Coordinated, to align the requirements of federal programs so that local communities can more readily braid together different funding streams; 3. Place-based, to leverage investments by geographically targeting resources and drawing on the compounding effect of well-coordinated action; 4. Data- and results-driven, to facilitate program monitoring and evaluation, to guide action needed to make adjustments in policy or programming, and to learn what works and develop best practices; and 5. Flexible, to adapt to changing conditions on the ground.

15 The Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative is focusing on four key opportunities for action 1. Integrating place-based programs in distressed neighborhoods 2. Coordinated peer review and alignment of program goals and requirements 3. Collaborative Planning 4. Integrated Technical Assistance

16 The White House Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative - Theory of Change An integrated, coordinated effort to increase the quality of a neighborhood s Educational & Developmental Social Assets Commercial Physical Recreational Sustained by local leadership over an extended period, will improve resident well-being and community quality of life.

17 The White House Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative - Place-Based Strategies Sustainable Communities-Aligning Federal transportation, housing, water & other environmental infrastructure, economic, environmental policies programs and funding DOJ- Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation- control and prevent violent crime, drug abuse, and gang activity in designated high crime neighborhoods DOT-Healthy Food Financing Initiative- Access to healthy foods DOE- Promise Neighborhoods Build continuum of solutions from cradle through college to career Distressed Community HHS Behavioral Health Services- Community-based prevention, early identification & intervention, treatment & recovery services and supports Regional Innovation Clusters- Spur growth of quality innovative jobs in Key industry clusters HUD- Choice Neighborhoods Transform distressed public & assisted housing Support positive outcomes for families Transform neighborhoods HHS- Community Health Centers- Comprehensive highquality preventive and primary health care to medically underserved communities

18 Health and Human Services Community Health Centers Community Health Centers have for more than four decades provided comprehensive high-quality preventive and primary health care to America s most medically underserved urban and rural communities. Health centers serve patients regardless of their ability to pay, making them the essential primary care provider for nearly 19 million people in need. Behavioral Health Services An HHS approach to services for mental and addiction disorders that coordinates a comprehensive array of home and community-based prevention, early identification and intervention, treatment and recovery services and supports, using an assets-based approach to developing a system of wraparound services for families with complex, multigenerational behavioral health needs that can be built at the community level and anchored to a neighborhood-based infrastructure.

19 Contact Information: Ruben Gonzales Jr. Center for the Study of Social Policy (310) QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

20 The White House Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative - Theory of Change An integrated, coordinated effort to increase the quality of a neighborhood s (1) educational and developmental, (2) commercial, (3) recreational, (4) physical, and (5) social assets, Sustained by local leadership over an extended period, will improve resident wellbeing and community quality of life.

21 Background on the Development of the Los Angeles Neighborhood Revitilization Workgroup Los Angeles Promise Neighborhoods Adhoc Task Force led by The California Endowement and Annenberg Foundation

22 Promise Neighborhoods Exploratory and Planning Forums Los Angeles Promise Neighborhoods Initiative Exploratory Forum Thursday May 13, :00am-12:00pm at Magnolia Place Los Angeles Promise Neighborhoods Planning Forum Friday June 11, :00pm-4:00pm at St. Anne's

23 Promise Neighborhoods Partnerships The Public Sector Workgroup provided the following: Support Letters Memorandum of Understanding Match Letters We will ensure that outcomes are shared, communicated, and analyzed on an on-going basis, resulting in the increased efficiency, effectiveness, and accountability needed in a seamless and comprehensive services delivery system to address the needs of children and families

24 Promise Neighborhoods Partnerships PN Partnerships Awarded: Proyecto Pastoral Youth Policy Institute 96 Promise Neighborhood Partnerships Scored 80 and Above: 1. University of Southern California University Park Promise Los Angeles CA South Bay Center for Counseling Wilmington Empowerment Project Los Angeles CA ICEF Public Schools South Los Angeles Promise Neighborhood Los Angeles CA Camino Nuevo Charter Academy Pueblo Nuevo Promise Neighborhood Los Angeles CA Alliance for a Better Community Robert F. Kennedy Promise Neighborhood Los Angeles CA California State University Long Beach Foundation Long Beach Westside Promise Zone Long Beach CA New Visions Foundation Lennox Educational Neighborhood Zone Los Angeles CA MLA Partner Schools LA's Promise Neighborhood Los Angeles CA 81.33

25 The Public Sector Workgroup Commitment to PN Partnerships Overall Goal: Develop a plan to deliver a linked and integrated seamlessly continuum of cradle-through-collegeto-career solutions to address challenges in Promise Neighborhoods Communities. Strategic Objectives: 1. Work jointly to Integrate programs and break down silos across the continuum to ensure that multiple systems are working together to share information, solutions are implemented effectively and efficiently across systems; and that there is a continued focus on improving outcomes. 2. Work with PN Partnerships in building the infrastructure of policies, practices, and resources needed to sustain and scale up proven and effective solutions; 3. Serve as a portal for PN Partnerships to work with philanthropic, state and federal partners to leverage existing resources needed to support the development of financial sustainability plan.

26 Exploring Opportunities to Link NRI Components in Los Angeles 1. DOJ-Community Safety- Partnership between the Los Angeles County Regional Gang Violence Reduction Initiative and City of Los Angeles Gang Reduction and Youth Development 2. HHS-Community Health Centers and Behavioral Health Services- Currently mapping existing partnership and investment and identifying opportunities for alignment and coordination

27 Engaging Existing Public and Philanthropic Structures and Partnerships in Los Angeles Public Structures: Mayor s Office of Strategic Partnerships (Urban Policy Working Group) LA County CEO Service Integration Branch LAUSD Director of Partnerships Office of the Superintendent First 5 LA Community Investment Department Philanthropic Public Partnerships LA Partnership for Early Childhood Investment The LA Education Public Private Partnership The LA Workforce Public Private Partnership The LA Health Collaborative Homeless Funding Collaborative

28 Los Angeles N Sync- Goal: Make Los Angeles a smart and strategic destination for investment 1. Position Los Angeles as the nation s most compelling destination for public and private investment by communicating our capacity to design, implement and evaluate programs and projects that succeed in improving the quality of life of citizens, particularly in underserved communities; 2. Identifies funding prospects and opportunistically engages program, policy, research, philanthropy, community, technical, scientific, financial, communication, and outreach specialists to inform strategy and the submission of winning proposals.

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