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About Hayward Promise Neighborhood

Inspired by the success of the Harlem Children’s Zone, President Obama started the federal Promise Neighborhood initiative in 2010 as a priority initiative for education reform and neighborhood renewal.

In 2010, Hayward became one of the first five cities in the nation to receive the five-year, $25 million Promise Neighborhood grant from the US Department of Education.  Led by California State University, East Bay, Hayward Promise Neighborhood (HPN) is a partnership of local educators, government agencies, businesses, and nonprofits collaborating to fully support residents within the Jackson Triangle community of Hayward and students that attend six schools within the Hayward Unified School District, to provide comprehensive, high-quality educational and social support to ensure the long-term health, safety and economic well-being of the entire community.

HPN Target Schools

  Harder Elementary
  Park Elementary
  Winton Middle School
  Cesar Chavez Middle School
  Hayward High School
  Tennyson High School

Neighborhood Demographics
(Jackson Triangle)

  11,345 total residents - 3,442 households
  46% of residents are Spanish speakers, while 37% primary language is English
  17.4% of Jackson Triangle residents are living below the poverty level; compared to 15.9% for California
  80% of students enrolled in the six Hayward Promise Neighborhood target schools receive free and reduced lunch
  Jackson Triangle female-headed households: 32%; compared to 19% for California
  Ethnic Diversity:
      Hispanic / Latino: 55%
      African American or Black: 15%
      Asian: 10%
      White: 10%