The Klamath Promise, a New $30 Million Promise Neighborhoods Initiative
The US Department of Education recently announced that the Yurok Tribe will receive $30 million to administer this five-year, cooperative undertaking. It was one of only seven awarded in the nation and the only one led by a tribe. The Klamath Promise initiative brings together tribes, schools, community-based organizations, institutes of higher education, local government, and parent & resident groups, to improve educational, health, and developmental outcomes for all children by building a continuum of solutions centered around great schools. Funds will be used to build sustainable supports, services, and programs that will help local children progress toward a satisfying professional career.
In addition to the Yurok Tribe and the True North Organizing Network, participating organizations and agencies include: Del Norte Unified School District, Del Norte County Office of Education, Del Norte Child Care Council, First 5 Del Norte, Northern California Indian Development Council, RX Safe Del Norte Coalition, Gateway Education, California Center for Rural Policy, Family Resource Center of the Redwoods, and College of the Redwoods - Del Norte Campus.