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The Promise Parent Leadership Academy (PPLA), currently operating at 13th Avenue/ MLK School and Sussex Avenue School, is a two-generation program aimed at helping schools better support low- performing while helping community residents develop the skills that will allow them to function as paraprofessionals. Community residents are trained to do supplementary literacy instruction with students scoring in the bottom quartile in grades K- 2, providing students with one-on-one and small group support. Early data suggest that PPLA improves student achievement, classroom climate, and the self-confidence of the parent leaders.