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What to know about Promised Neighborhoods

This photo taken Msrch 13, 2014 shows Latissa Tate posing for a photo with her sons, Lamont, 12, Leonte, 6, and Antonio, 11, in a boxing gym at the DC Promise Neighborhood Initiative (DCPNI) after-school center in the Kenilworth-Parkside neighborhood of Washington. Backed by a multi-year, $28 million Education Department grant, the DC Promise Neighborhood Initiative (DCPNI) vows to tackle generational poverty with a fresh approach -- if a parent’s level of education improves, so does a child’s prospects. In Kenilworth-Parkside, helping the children get a good education is a primary focus, but it’s the adults they must first engage. And many of them are skeptical. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)WASHINGTON (AP) — Torn by violence and poverty, residents of the Kenilworth-Parkside neighborhood in the nation’s capital were leery when the DC Promise Neighborhood Initiative promised to tackle generational poverty in a new way.

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