Springfield Promise Neighborhood


Give Back

Help students and the Springfield Community this summer

Summer VISTA (Volunteers In Service To America) positions are now available!

Earn a bi-weekly stipend
Earn an Education Award for college costs, or Cash
Become part of the National Service network


The Springfield Promise Neighborhood is a place based and asset based poverty alleviation project focused on children and families. Founded in 2010, our focus has expanded to include the neighborhoods and schools in an area we call the Promise Zone.

Youth Development

Children are at the center of our mission at Promise; their needs shape our initiatives. We founded the Lincoln Promise Community Learning Center and the Springfield Promise Zone to the serve them.

Community Growth

A Healthy Community is vital to the success of our students. Together with neighborhood groups like the Springfield Promise Neighborhood Association, and over 60 partner agencies and churches, we work to help strengthen the neighborhoods on the south side of Springfield.

Family Engagement

Raising healthy children is the effort of the community. Promise works to aid Parents in preparing their kids for school and life. Together we are developing bonds to support and uplift our families by providing opportunities to learn, grow, and play together.