America’s Promise Alliance CEO, John Gomperts came to visit Parramore Kidz Zone. America’s Promise is the nation’s largest cross-sector alliance of nonprofit, community organizations, businesses, and government organization dedicated to improving the lives of young people. Gomperts toured PKZ facilities and programs to see how it makes a difference in the lives of neighborhood youth.
Started in 2006, PKZ to help youth overcome the dearth of resources and opportunities in the community. By using best practices from other programs as well as other evidence-based principles PKZ has moved the needle on crime, teen pregnancy and education. The cradle to career pipeline created by PKZ earned the program the America’s Promise Powell Legacy Award for 2017.