The Annie E. Casey Foundation: Helping vulnerable kids & families succeed

Economic Security

When parents can secure a steady income and build assets they are better able to meet the needs of their children

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Casey’s overall approach to poverty reduction builds upon almost two decades of innovative demonstrations, initiatives, and advocacy. When parents can secure a steady income and build economic assets they are better able to successfully address the physical, emotional, and educational needs of their children.

Our economic security work emphasizes family economic improvement, community-level system reform, and comprehensive neighborhood transformation. While different neighborhoods require different approaches, our efforts increasingly integrate family economic success strategies with community-based economic engines and the interests of local public and private investment leaders.

The Foundation’s Center for Family Economic Success supports three main efforts aimed at linking economic opportunity and the creation of mixed-income communities in ways to alleviate poverty:

  • Successful working families incubates and takes to scale models combining workforce training and asset-building for families and communities
  • Responsible redevelopment ensures urban development projects benefit low and moderate income families
  • Family-centered community change ties durable infrastructure change - housing, schools, transportation – to a two-generational poverty alleviation approach


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