Provided by Texas Tech University
On Friday, Dec. 21, the U.S. Department of Education announced $60 million in 2012 Promise Neighborhoods grants.
As one of seven implementation grantees, East Lubbock Promise Neighborhood consortium will receive $24.5 million during the next five years. East Lubbock Promise Neighborhood is a collaboration of the Lubbock Independent School District, Texas Tech University, the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center and multiple community partners – Covenant Health System, South Plains Food Bank, United Supermarkets and United Way of Lubbock.
"Moving ahead in this increasingly competitive global economy, all Americans must come together to maximize the potential of our greatest resource, our people, our children," said Scott Ridley, dean of the Texas Tech College of Education and author of the grant. "We at Texas Tech University are humbled and grateful for this opportunity to join with our community to do this essential and grassroots work."
The grant provides wrap-around services to support and improve student learning and leverages social services and community resources in an aligned way in order to break the cycle of poverty.
Additional information about the grant and what it will mean to the Lubbock community over the next five years will be forthcoming in the next several weeks. A formal press announcement and gathering will be scheduled following the holiday break.
The U.S. Department of Education release can be found at Promise Neighborhood Grants.