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

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2000 National Honors Program Honorees

Abriendo Puertas
Miami, FL - Provides a full range of social services at the neighborhood level to families in the East Little Havana section of Miami. Among its goals is fundamental reform of the existing child and family services system.


Alliance Schools Initiative of the Interfaith Education Fund
Austin, TX - Organized with the Southwest Industrial Areas Foundation in 118 schools in Texas primarily serving Latino and African-American communities, this program bridges the gap between school personnel, parents, and the community.


The Center for Family Life in Sunset Park
Brooklyn, NY - With a core commitment to family counseling, the Center provides a host of services including after school child care and employment services to a multi-ethnic community with a large immigrant population.


Community Action Project of Tulsa County
Tulsa, OK - A comprehensive anti-poverty agency, CAP places special emphasis on programs to help working poor families permanently escape poverty through savings and asset accumulation. It also provides credit access and helps families file for Earned Income Tax Credits.


Kaleidoscope, Inc.
Chicago, IL - Insisting that there are no lost causes, this community-based agency provides WrapAround© services to those children, young people, and families who are considered the most difficult to serve and have often been rejected by other programs.


Parent Services Project, Inc.
Fairfax, CA - Operating on the belief that "you can't serve a child without serving a family," PSP training programs have helped create a shift toward the integration of family support services into early childhood programs.


Project Match
Chicago, IL - An employment program serving welfare recipients and low-wage workers since 1985. Believing that for those seeking to leave welfare, keeping a job can be harder than finding one, the program provides post-employment services to build job-related skills that also help parents do a better job with their children.