The Saint Paul Promise Neighborhood (SPPN) uses education as a tool to end multi-generational poverty. SPPN is committed to addressing tough issues facing our community, including multi-generational poverty, the education opportunity gap, and other factors that influence a child's academic outcomes.
SPPN partners with more than 80 organizations to create an effective continuum of academic and family supports.
Cultural Wellness Center (CWC)
Center For Culture, Families, and Learning
The Saint Paul Promise Neighborhood partners with CWC to support children and families through an education navigation system housed in the Center for Culture, Families, and Learning at Mays. The Center for Culture, Families, and Learning provides a space for children, families, and community members to interact and be celebrated. This space is intended to affirm culture and community. The Center adds to the Mays community through:
Network for the Development of Children of African Descent (NdCAD)
Sankofa Readiing Program
The Sankofa Reading Program is an after-school tutoring program by the Network for the Development of Children of African Descent (NdCAD). The program helps students build reading confidence and cultural identity to support academic performance. They teach students to master reading skills and strategies that can be applied to any text, any time, for any purpose over a lifetime. Children Pre-K through 3rd grade who qualify for free or reduced lunch are eligible for free enrollment in the program.