Springfield Promise Neighborhood

About Us




The Springfield Promise Neighborhood was inspired by the complementary school reform and community transformation successes of the Harlem Children’s Zone in New York City and the Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation in San Diego.




Beginning in January 2010, a committee of over twenty community residents and leaders began exploring possibilities and started to organize for a local collaborative, place-based and asset-based effort to ensure the academic and social success of Springfield students.









The Springfield Promise Neighborhood is grateful for the support from the following organizations:


21st Century Community Learning Centers
American Family Insurance
Berner Screen Printing
Burger King
Catholic Campaign for Human Development
Cedarville University
City of Springfield & the Police Department
Clark County Department of Job and Family Services
Clark County Combined Health District
Clark County Heritage Center
Clark County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office
Clifton Avenue Church of God
Corporation for National & Community Service
Covenant Presbyterian Church
Community Health Foundation
Community Solutions
Gill’s Meat Market

Lee’s Famous Recipe
McDonald’s Restaurant
Rudy’s Smokehouse Barbeque
ServeOhio, Ohio Commission on Service & Volunteerism
Springfield City School District
Springfield Foundation
Springfield Symphony Orchestra
St. Raphael Catholic Church
Think Tank, Inc.
Tuffy Springfield
Turner Foundation
United Way of Clark, Madison & Champaign Counties
Whitacre’s Pharmacy
Wittenberg University