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Think Promise Neighborhoods Before Promise Neighborhoods Were Cool

Publication date: Dec 15, 2014

Drew Charter School has a big ambition — to provide a cradle-to-college pipeline so that every student living in its Atlanta community graduates high school with college admittance in hand.

The school’s ambition is an integral part of an even bigger one — to break the cycle of intergenerational poverty that has been endemic to its section of Atlanta.

Twenty years ago, its neighborhood — the East Lake area of Atlanta — was known as a miserable place to live, with high crime rates and a beleaguered population.

Read the full article on The Huffington Post Education.

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