Young People Help to Reshape Workforce Development in Baltimore

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Young people in Baltimore desire rewarding careers that create opportunities for their families and communities. Yet, clear barriers — including a lack of information about viable prospects and support resources — stand in their path, according to a new report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation.

January 3, 2018

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Baltimore Summer Funding Collaborative

The 11-member Baltimore Summer Funding Collaborative — of which the Casey Foundation is part — use a common application to fund high-quality summer programs that serve children in low-income families in Baltimore City.

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Helping Working Community College Students Succeed

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Community colleges have a powerful role to play in helping students who are struggling to pay for school while also working to support their families. A new report, which checks in on the first two years of the Working Students Success Network, examines the impact of bundling services to better support these students and their success.

March 13, 2018

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Young Adults, College Paths and Race: What the Data Say

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The rate of young adults attending or completing college — 49% in 2016 — is on the rise. Despite this statistic trending in the right direction, deep racial and ethnic disparities persist along the pathway to a college degree.

March 13, 2018

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Building Evidence on How to Move Young Latinas Toward College

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Harnessing the power of the mother-daughter relationship, Con Mi MADRE uses a two-generation approach to prepare girls for academic success from the sixth grade through the completion of postsecondary studies. The Casey Foundation is working to support the nonprofit in building evidence of the program's effectiveness.

March 26, 2018

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Two in Five Kids Are Read To Less Than Four Days a Week

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When it comes to supporting literary development in young kids, the advice to parents is clear: Crack open a book — daily — and read aloud to your child. Yet, from 2015 to 2016, 42% of kids in the nation's 5-and-under age group had family members sitting down and reading to them less than four days a week.

April 2, 2018

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Supporting Social-Emotional Learning With Evidence-Based Programs

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This brief shares nine strategies for implementing and sustaining evidence-based programs to support students’ social and emotional health. Input from administrators in seven school districts — each with a track record of delivering and sustaining social-emotional learning (SEL) programs — helped shape the strategies identified.

April 11, 2018

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