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

Family-Centered Community Change

A new approach to improving outcomes for vulnerable children and families living in high-poverty communities.

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The Foundation believes a two-generation approach, which emphasizes the need to serve children and their parents at the same time, is essential to helping both succeed. Family-Centered Community Change supports community development in low-income neighborhoods while also helping to create programs that focus on healthy development, growth and education for children, as well as services that concentrate on parenting, job skills and financial security for adults.

To that end, the Foundation has partnered with three local initiatives in New York, Ohio and Texas that have already shown promise in their efforts to transform low-income neighborhoods into thriving communities. The Foundation aims to help them develop the resources necessary to support both generations, drawing on its experience from more than two decades of working to improve vulnerable communities for the children and families living in them.

Learn more about the Foundation’s three community-based partners, who have committed to adopting this new strategy: