The Annie E. Casey Foundation
Annie E-News October 2009

Doug Nelson to Retire in 2010
Doug Nelson
Douglas W. Nelson, president and chief executive officer of the Annie E. Casey Foundation, will retire in April 2010 after two decades as head of the leading American philanthropy serving the nation's disadvantaged children and their families.
Foundation Leaders to States: Youth in Foster Care Can't Wait
Fostering Connections Resource Center
October 7, 2009 was the one-year anniversary of the Fostering Connections Act, the most comprehensive federal reforms to child welfare policy in over a decade. To mark this important date, Casey has joined a coalition of child welfare leaders to create a Fostering Connections Resource Center to provide nonpartisan information to states as they implement the Act.
New Resources

Making Sure New Policies Benefit Vulnerable Families
Casey Connects The fall 2009 issue of Casey's newsletter explores how the Foundation is working with grantees and partners to ensure that new funding opportunities available through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act improve the outlook for job opportunities and the health and well-being of vulnerable children and families. Profiles include a Baltimore healthy-homes program, a Philadelphia foreclosure prevention program, and a successful effort by Arizona advocates to use stimulus dollars for child care.

Disaster Preparedness for Child Welfare Agencies
Disaster Preparedness This interactive guide by Casey offers step-by-step recommendations and links to online resources designed to assist child welfare agencies with disaster preparedness. This guide is helpful for developing or revising an agency’s disaster preparedness plan.
New Data Available in the KIDS COUNT Data Center
The KIDS COUNT Data Center has been updated with new data from the U.S. Census Bureau, including indicators of child well-being from the American Community Survey and the Current Population Survey. Topics include children under five in poverty and children in single-parent families. See Data Across States for the latest information.

New Digital Stories
See the faces of children and families whose lives are touched by Casey’s efforts to build strong communities across the country. The first two in Casey’s new series of digital stories focus on San Antonio schools that help both children and families succeed, and youth confined in a juvenile justice system badly in need of reform.