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Saint Paul Promise Neighborhood

Putting children on the education pathway to college and career success

This education partnership puts children in the Frogtown, Rondo, and Summit-University neighborhoods of Saint Paul on the pathway to college and career success. Housed at Wilder, Saint Paul Promise Neighborhood (SPPN) takes a proactive and preventive approach to the education opportunity gap by focusing early in a child’s life.


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Who We Are



Saint Paul Promise Neighborhood is a neighborhood-based initiative that encompasses 250 city blocks. SPPN serves families who have children in 16 early learning centers and 4 elementary schools in the Frogtown, Rondo, and Summit-University neighborhoods of Saint Paul. Using a collective ownership model, SPPN involves a coordinated effort of ten anchor partners and more than 80 other agencies, along with elders, parents and youth.

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What We Do

The Saint Paul Promise Neighborhood addresses tough issues facing our community, including the education opportunity gap, public disinvestment, multi-generational poverty, and other factors that influence individual and community success. With our community partners, we focus on changing the odds for a whole neighborhood of children and their families using a culturally-responsive, two-generation approach. Download our 2017 Impact to see what we accomplished with parents and partners last year.

Students in HKYP, a literacy program in the Saint Paul Promise Neighborhood
Students at Maxfield Elementary, a Saint Paul Promise Neighborhood school

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