Published by The Atlantic
By Amanda Erickson
Summary by Carnegie Perspectives
"Why are so many cities waiting on federal funds to give a program like the Harlem Children’s Zone a try? The Zone is widely heralded as one of the most successful anti-poverty programs in the country, an honor it managed to achieve without the help of federal money. In fact, it started with a budget of just $6 million (slated to grow to $46 million over ten years). Additionally, much of the funding was private - about a third of the Zone's money comes directly from board members. The rest comes from foundations, private donors and government. "