Young People Help to Reshape Workforce Development in Baltimore

Blog Post

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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Opportunity Passport Helps Young People Exiting Foster Care Achieve Economic Gains

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The Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative’s Opportunity Passport™ matched-savings program supports young people who are transitioning from foster care into adulthood by helping them secure employment and increase their financial capability. Yet, the economic progress that a young person experiences varies by their race, ethnicity and group placement or foster care placement history, according to a new report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation.

December 4, 2017

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The Economic Well-Being of Youth Transitioning From Foster Care

Opportunity Passport Participant Survey Results Show Employment Helps Many Thrive

Report

This brief examines Opportunity Passport™ participant data to reveal the education and employment barriers that young people often face when leaving foster care. Readers will also learn how to design effective policies and practices that supply the resources, relationships and opportunities needed to help these young people successfully transition into adulthood.

December 4, 2017

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LEAP Turns One: A Year In Review

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Learn and Earn to Achieve Potential (LEAP) turned one in September 2017. Casey checks in on the initiative’s early results and finds that there’s plenty to celebrate. 

November 16, 2017

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Jabari: Reaching His Full Potential

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"Growing up, my dream was to be a vet," recalls Jabari. "As I got older, life happened. There were trials and tribulations, and I got off track from that dream." Learn how an evidence-based program helped this young man pivot and reach his potential.

September 19, 2017

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