City of Promise
City of Promise is a neighborhood initiative that was created from the city of Charlottesville's Dialogue on Race in order to help address the achievement gap through early childhood education, increased graduation rates and professional development. A model for the program is the Harlem Children's zone.
Their focus is to "commit to create a community where all children are valued and have the support and the tools they need to make decisions that lead to their success." In May 2012, City of Promise announced that it wanted to start a cradle-to-college-to-career pathway for children. 
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- Web. City of Promise seeks more money to expand cradle-to-college outreach, Megan E. Davis, The Daily Progress, 28 May 2012, retrieved 29 May 2012.