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Working together to help children succeed

Welcome to Lancaster Promise Neighborhood


We are a living promise that we will do whatever it takes so that each child in the community zone we serve will be able to achieve whatever their dreams may be for the future.


Whatever it takes!


Our Promise

We will be able to look into the eyes of every single parent and say, “ We promise that your child is going to have access to high-quality early childhood education. We promise your child will enter school ready to learn. We promise your child will progress grade by grade, school by school. We promise your child will graduate ready and prepared and, if they so desire, they will have resources to attend college and graduate.”

A history of creating opportunities for children


Our History

Our workdays began in December of 2016. We were established on January 1, 2022. The main goal is to break the cycle of intergenerational poverty by creating opportunities for children and families to thrive in school, work, and life.

Whatever it takes, we’ll do it – together!


Our Mission

We promise to do “whatever it takes” within the community to ensure every child who lives in the zone where we’re present has the opportunity for success.

An Environment Where Youth Can Thrive

We can create an environment together where our youth can thrive and have a successful future

Serving Our Children Together Because Together We Can Succeed

Your child will graduate ready and prepared for future endeavors including college

Schools in the Zone Where We’re Making Dreams of Success a possibility REALITY:

The Promise Neighborhood’s goal is to enable families and students in the Clinton Elementary, A.R. Rucker Middle, and Lancaster High school attendance zone areas to achieve academic success and to restore community pride. At the heart of our mission are the children we want to see succeed and the programs that make it happen. Schools in the zone are our primary focus, and we continue to grow in the hope of reaching as many schools and communities as possible.

Clinton Elementary

A.R. Rucker Middle

Lancaster High

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Our Team

"Whatever it takes" has become our mantra because our mission is so important to the communities we serve and to us. Meet the team who promises success for children in the zone . . .


Frequently Asked Questions

We've answered some of the most frequently asked questions about our programs and how we help kids from early childhood through graduating high school to be prepared for future opportunities beyond!

About Lancaster Promise Neighborhood

Learn more about us and what drives us to create programs and opportunities for children to succeed in school and beyond.

Contact Lancaster Promise Neighborhood

We're happy you've taken an interest in Lancaster Promise Neighborhood and the positive changes we bring to children and schools. We'd love to hear from you whether you are seeking information or actively enrolling.

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Meet our team!


Answers to most asked questions

About Lancaster Promise Neighborhood

Contact us today for information

A community effort, community strong, building better futures


Join Us in Making a Difference

Where there is beauty, there is hope. That is where members of the community come in, bringing their hearts and helping hands. If you would like to get involved with Lancaster Promise Neighborhood, contact us today. You may view volunteer opportunities on our events calendar.

If you cannot volunteer, but would like to contribute to our programs, we accept donations. Whichever way you would like to help, we appreciate your help in making a difference in the lives of the children and families we serve.

Preparing children for lifelong success and independence


Enroll in a Program

Enrollment in our programs for children in the zone is easy and convenient. Click the enrollment button for your child’s school below, and you’ll be directed to a simple form online. Fill out the form, submit it, and we’ll get your child on the road to creative and educational endeavors that will keep them on the road to continued success through school and throughout their future!

Clinton Elementary Promise Neighborhood Extended Day Program

A.R. Rucker Promise Neighborhood Extended Day Program

Lancaster High Promise Neighborhood Extended Day Program

Succeeding through enrichment, participation, fun, and our PROMISE