Promise Zone

President Barack Obama speaks about his Promise Zones Initiative, Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014, in the East Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster

Obama unveils first 5 ‘Promise Zones’

WASHINGTON (AP) — Invoking his own personal story, President Barack Obama made a plea for bipartisan work to combat poverty and declared, after a 2013 marked by struggles and disappointments, that “this is going to […]


Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti

Garcetti in DC for ‘Promise Zone’ announcement for LA

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Mayor Eric Garcetti will be in Washington, D.C., today for a White House event at which Los Angeles will be named one of five “promise zones” that will receive millions of […]


March 29, 2013: A homeless man pushes a shopping cart full of his belongings across an intersection in the Skid Row area of Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hon, File)

LA among Obama’s ‘Promise Zones’

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will announce five “Promise Zones” this week as part of his effort to focus on income inequality in the lead-up to his State of the Union address. Promise Zones […]



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