Promise Task Force
Time & The World Do Not Stand Still.
Change is the law of life.
And those who look only to the past or present,
are certain to miss the future.
John F. Kennedy
The Davenport Promise
• Scholarship for college tuition or
vocational training for every
qualifying Davenport student
who graduates from high school.
• Returning military veteran’s
homestead grant, to assist with a
down payment on a Davenport
• Additional police officers and
firefighters, to keep a growing
• 400 hours of community service
from each Davenport student who
wants to participate in the
Davenport Promise program.
• City property tax cap for low
income senior or disabled
Table of Contents
Ten Task Force Findings
Kalamazoo & Davenport
Promise Best Practices
A Community Promise
Letter From Superintendent Almanza
The Davenport Promise Task Force was created by resolution of the
Davenport City Council on February 27, 2008 to review and refine
the Davenport Promise concept. Upon appointment by Mayor
Gluba, the fifteen member Task Force began a series of twelve
meetings on April 26, 2008. Meetings have been held throughout
the community, and all meetings have been open to the public.
Since April, the Task Force has explored the significant community
issues which gave rise to the Davenport Promise concept. The Task
Force has reviewed th