Promise Neighborhoods Announces New Interactive Web Site

Designed by 401! Creative in Allentown, site helps partnership engage community and communicate impact

Promise Neighborhoods of the Lehigh Valley has launched a new web site – – as an online hub for engaging communities, a resource for supporting the success of children, and to communicate the impact of programs and investments in its Allentown Promise Neighborhood project.

The interactive web site was designed by 401! Creative in Allentown over the past several months. Its homepage features a mosaic of images of children and families from within APN’s nine-square-block area of the Old Allentown Historic District that it serves.

Promise Neighborhoods works to ensure children living in the region’s Center Cities graduate from high school prepared to enter college or pursue the careers of their choice. It is a partnership of residents, schools, community-based organizations, philanthropists, public officials, and area business leaders committed to providing young people in Promise Neighborhoods with the resources they need to succeed in school and building neighborhoods where families want to live, children are expected to learn, and opportunities for residents to lead abound.

“Our website pushes the experience of being in a Promise Neighborhood beyond the neighborhood boundaries and captures the power of these partnerships to reimagine the way we build community, and ensure the processes we use to ensure the success of children,” said Ernest Perry, Executive Director of Promise Neighborhoods of the Lehigh Valley.

“Designing and developing the Promise Neighborhoods website was an opportunity for 4O1! to flex our creative muscle on a site that benefits our community,” said Curtis C. Johnson, Co-Founder/Art Director at 4O1! Creative, a Division of Weidenhammer. “Given the focus of the partnership, we were able to make the site fun and interactive in a young, fresh way. We all enjoyed working on this project, and look forward to seeing how Promise Neighborhoods is better able to reach their community through their new digital platform.”

The site’s main navigation includes:

  • About Us – this section explains the history of the organization’s founding and what it does in the community. It also features a list of Community Partners, as well as a list of founders and volunteers serving on the Board of Directors and the Success Networks. Staff members’ contact information is also located here.
  • Our Promise – The four tenets of Promise Neighborhoods are detailed in this section:
    • Ready to Learn
    • Safe and Supported
    • Great Schools
    • Graduate and Succeed
    • Get Involved – Anyone who wants to support Promise Neighborhoods will find ways to do so in this section of the site. They can find out how to Become a Partner, Make a Promise, and Be the Change. A Calendar of Events features programs and events from throughout the Allentown School District.
    • Learn More – The APN blog is located in this area of the site with weekly updates on things going on in APN. Resources offers links to related web sites for more information. The Report Card page features important facts and statistics to monitor students’ educational progress, the quality of life in the neighborhood, and support for Promise Neighborhood’s priorities.

The new web site also links to the organization’s social media presence on Facebook and LinkedIn as well as a sign-up area for Community Alerts.

About Promise Neighborhoods of the Lehigh Valley
Founded in 2007, Promise Neighborhoods of the Lehigh Valley unites residents and leaders from various sectors to ensure the success of children from birth thru career.  Promise Neighborhoods accomplishes its work through place-based, collective impact efforts, like Allentown Promise Neighborhood.   Promise Neighborhoods is a subsidiary of the United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley. Its office is located at 347 N. 8th Street in Downtown Allentown. For more information, visit their web site at

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