The Culture of Money

The Impact of Race, Ethnicity, and Color on the Implementation of Asset-Building Strategies

Brief

This report, prepared for the Casey Foundation, provides a new lens for understanding the cultural, historic, and economic factors that impact consumer choice in target communities of color. It emphasizes the critical importance of developing an accurate profile of a program’s target audience or market before designing implementation strategies. It also provides examples of how community-level practitioners and program managers have considered racial and ethnic dynamics and adapted mainstream strategies to their clientele.

January 1, 2006

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Building Family Economic Success: Workforce Development

Brief

Fact: A growing number of jobs in America do not pay family-sustaining wages. This two-page primer hits the issue’s highlights and tells how the Annie E. Casey Foundation is working to reverse this trend by supporting efforts that connect low-skilled adults to well-paying jobs with career potential. 

August 1, 2005

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Our History

More than 100 years ago, Annie E. Casey was a widow raising her four children near Seattle. Her sacrifice and struggles deeply affected her eldest, Jim, who dedicated his life to creating an enduring legacy of service to children and families in America.

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Rural Family Economic Success

Earn it, Keep it, Grow It

Brief

This overview describes how Casey’s framework for family economic success can work in rural America.

February 17, 2006

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Blog Post

San Francisco Probation Takes New Approach to Technical Violations

San Francisco’s Juvenile Probation Department is using a new program in which youths facing detention for probation violation charges instead attend sessions designed to deepen their understanding of the rules and conditions governing court-ordered probation and the value of making good decisions.

March 14, 2012

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Our Work

Our initiatives help to improve the lives of millions of children, families and communities across the country.

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