The Culture of Money

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


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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Making things better for kids takes people with the skills, persistence and experience to work together to find solutions. We work with nonprofit and public leaders to help them achieve results for large numbers of children.

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Leadership and Race

How to Develop and Support Leadership that Contributes to Racial Justice


Institutional racism persists in the United States, blocking opportunity into the higher eschaleons of the business and social sectors. Here's a way to change that.

July 31, 2010

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Leadership Development

Developing the strongest, most diverse talent and equipping leaders to achieve better results so kids, families and communities thrive.

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Double Jeopardy

How Third Grade Reading Skills and Poverty Influence High School Graduation


This report is based on a longitudinal study of nearly 4,000 students over the course of their high school careers. It outlines the problems, and suggests reforms to policy and programs that could resolve them.

January 1, 2012

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Data Snapshot on High-Poverty Communities

Children Living in America's High-Poverty Communities


This data snapshot highlights newly available national, state and city data in the KIDS COUNT Data Center that shows a 25% increase in the number of children residing in areas of concentrated poverty since 2000.

February 1, 2012

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Why Income Inequality Hurts Kids and Families

Blog Post

The American Dream — the idea that anyone who is determined and works hard can get ahead — has long defined the promise of the United States. Yet the reality is that life chances for Americans are now determined to a significant degree by the wealth of our parents. The dream that hard work will lead to greater opportunity is increasingly challenging to realize.

March 11, 2014

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