Berea College was awarded one of five national Promise Neighborhood grants in December 2011. The College also holds the distinction of being the only grantee to serve a rural area. The Promise Neighborhood provides deep community supports for youth. Working to ensure success for young people from the cradle to the career, Promise Neighborhood staff work with children as they travel through the pipeline and strengthening the support structures, both in the community and at home. The vision is that all children and youth growing up in the Promise Neighborhood have access to great schools and strong systems of family and community support that will prepare them to attain an excellent education and successfully transition to college and a career.