2017 Race for Results

Building a Path to Opportunity for All Children

Report

The 2017 Race for Results report measures children’s progress on the national and state levels in key education, health and economic milestones by racial and ethnic groups. It also explores  barriers that are preventing both children of color and children in immigrant families from connecting to opportunity in postrecession America and outlines recommendations for helping children in immigrant families secure the stability, economic resources and opportunities they need to thrive.

October 24, 2017

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Considering Culture

Building the Best Evidence-Based Practices for Children of Color

Report

This case study examines the role of culture in informing and enhancing efforts to level life’s playing field for children of color. Readers will learn how organizations are applying evidence-based practices in culturally relevant ways and how local programs are adopting nontraditional approaches to successfully serve communities of color.  Considering Culture is the fourth installment in a five-part Race for Results case study series.   

April 25, 2017

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Aligning Capital With Mission

Lessons from the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Social Investment Program

Report

This report shares the results of an in-depth evaluation of Casey’s Social Investment Program. Readers will learn if the program is making a difference, the opportunities and challenges that impact investors commonly face, and what lessons the Foundation has learned in navigating the mission investing field.

May 1, 2016

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A Shared Sentence

The Devastating Toll of Parental Incarceration on Kids, Families and Communities

Report

The incarceration of a parent can have as much impact on a child’s well-being as abuse or domestic violence. But while states spend heavily on corrections, few resources exist to support those left behind. A Shared Sentence offers commonsense proposals to address the increased poverty and stress that children of incarcerated parents experience.

April 18, 2016

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From Project to Platform

The Evolution of KIDS COUNT

Report

This report tells the story of how a single data book documenting child well-being measures turned into a mission-critical vehicle for the Casey Foundation in building bipartisan support for proven practice solutions and policy change.

March 17, 2016

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Every Kid Needs a Family

Giving Children in the Child Welfare System the Best Chance for Success

Report

This KIDS COUNT policy report underscores a simple fact about childhood: Family matters. Yet, today in America, 57,000 children are still living in group placements. Readers will learn about limiting the role of residential treatment care to its intended purpose and how state and local leaders can work together to enhance family-oriented services and supports. The end goal? Brighter futures — and loving families — for some of our country’s most vulnerable children. View the list of KIDS COUNT Outreach Partners, a network of organizations who help to promote KIDS COUNT data and its policy recommendations.

May 19, 2015

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Measuring Access to Opportunity in the United States

KIDS COUNT Data Snapshot

Brief

This KIDS COUNT data snapshot illustrates how outdated methods measuring poverty in the United States are giving an inaccurate picture of how families are really faring and what public programs are actually working. The brief introduces the more accurate Supplemental Poverty Measure (SPM). 

February 25, 2015

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Creating Opportunity for Families

A Two-Generation Approach

Report

Nearly half of the nation’s families with young children struggle to make ends meet. A new KIDS COUNT policy report makes the case for creating opportunity for families by addressing the needs of parents and their children simultaneously. Creating Opportunity for Family: A Two-Generation Approach describes the Foundation’s two-generation approach, which calls for connecting families with early childhood education, job training and other tools to achieve financial stability and break the cycle of poverty, and recommends ways to help equip families with what they need to thrive.

November 12, 2014

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Race for Results

Building a Path to Opportunity for All Children

Report

In this KIDS COUNT policy report, the Foundation explores the intersection of kids, race and opportunity. The report features the new Race for Results Index, which compares how children are progressing on key milestones across racial and ethnic groups at the national and state levels.

March 29, 2014

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