FUSE Executive Fellow Lisa Gans focused on changing the strategic approach of the Washington D.C. Promise Neighborhoods Initiative (DCPNI), a local coalition providing youth development support to ensure that children in the Parkside/Kenilworth neighborhood reach adulthood ready to participate in the economic and civic life of their community. During her fellowship, Lisa successfully developed a five year strategic plan that engaged DCPNI’s more than 40 partners. Lisa quarterbacked the grant that enabled DCPNI to win a historic $28 million investment to increase educational outcomes for our students through the provision of wraparound services and support to families.