A Model for Collaboration and Results

How Cross-Agency Collaboration Helped Hampton, VA

Report

This success story describes how the child-serving agencies of Hampton, Virginia, collaborated to achieve better outcomes for children and families. By emphasizing prevention and building a smart array of services and supports, more of Hampton’s children now live safely with their families, reducing the need for child welfare or juvenile justice group placements.

January 27, 2015

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Race Equity and Inclusion Action Guide

Embracing Equity: 7 Steps to Advance and Embed Race Equity and Inclusion Within Your Organization

Practice Guide

One way to achieve social change in an organization is to incorporate race equity and inclusion at every stage of work. This action guide provides seven concrete steps for foundations and other organizations to take in creating equitable opportunities for the children, families and communities they serve.

January 8, 2015

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The Long Road From C.J. Peete to Harmony Oaks

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This report summarizes how McCormack Baron Salazar, a development firm, and its nonprofit subsidiary, Urban Strategies, involved residents in an 18-month redevelopment of New Orleans’ C.J. Peete public housing complex after Katrina.

November 19, 2014

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Creating Opportunity for Families

A Two-Generation Approach

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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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Youth in Foster Care Share Their School Experiences

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In 12 fast-paced pages, this report shares the stories of 10 young people who faced constant hurdles and havoc while trying to advance their education in foster care. It champions the same cause — a consistent classroom setting — as its sister publication, Sustaining Momentum: Improving Educational Stability for Young People in Foster Care.

October 29, 2014

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Sustaining Momentum

Improving Educational Stability for Youth in Foster Care

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Entering the foster care system can catapult a youth’s academic career into a devastating tailspin marred by too many new-kid-in-the-classroom transitions. This report highlights the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s four-year effort to counter such educational instability. It highlights key lessons learned and leaves readers with specific recommendations and next steps for continuing Casey’s work. The goal? Give these youth the support and security that they need to succeed in school — and the world beyond.     

September 24, 2014

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Laying the Groundwork for Collective Impact: A Working Paper

Early-Stage Advice for Multisector Collaborations

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This paper summarizes the literature and provides start-up advice for aligning public, private and philanthropic resources interested in “collective impact” when making community-wide changes for kids and families. 

September 22, 2014

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Intersecting Worlds

Promoting Affordable Care Act Enrollment Through Community Tax-Preparation Programs

Report

This report — tailor-made for the Affordable Care Act era — tells how four tax-preparation programs are breaking the mold and tackling the world of health care enrollment. Readers will learn the challenges and opportunities associated with such a move, which has the potential to help millions of low-income Americans take a critical first step toward a healthier future.  

September 12, 2014

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Achieving Authentic Youth Engagement: Core Values & Guiding Principles

National Summit on Authentic Youth Engagement

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This two-page fact sheet presents the three core values and related guiding principles that the Jim Casey Youth Opportunity Initiative believes young people in foster care need to truly have a say in planning their own future. The key to making it work? Authentic partnerships with adults.

August 12, 2014

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