Foundations Put Up i3 Matching Funds; Promise Neighborhoods Opens

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Youth Today's Jamaal Abdul-Alim reports on a U.S. Department of Education announcement that 12 national foundations have pledged to add $500 million to the U.S. Department of Education's $650 million Investing in Innovation (i3) Fund, which nearly doubles the amount of money available as the May 12 deadline looms. Read the full story.  

Competition Opens for Promise Neighborhoods

Abdul-Alim also lets us know that the long-awaited $10 million planning grants competition for the Promise Neighborhood program - a U.S. Department of Education initiative meant to support comprehensive, community-based efforts to prepare youths from economically distressed neighborhoods for college and careers - is open. Read the full story.