Nearly 24 million children have parents without full-time jobs, and many others earn too little to help their families flourish. We invest in finding ways to connect parents to economic opportunity so that the family can thrive.
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.
For nearly a decade, the Foundation has invested specifically in the field of financial coaching because financial education and counseling are not enough to help families achieve stability. Find out more about this promosing strategy to supporting families in managing their financial lives.
Youth who leave foster care often say lacking basic knowledge about finances is a major hurdle they encounter as they transition to adulthood. A new federal requirement calls for child welfare agencies to order annual credit reports for all youth in foster care, which has created a unique set of challenges for agencies with little knowledge of credit issues. A number of resources are available to help agencies implement the requirement and build the knowledge and skills of all youth and young adults in foster care so they can successfully manage their finances.
Baltimore's Mayor has announced the creation of One Baltimore as a comprehensive public-private initiative to support opportunities for the city’s children, families and neighborhoods. One Baltimore will focus on areas the Casey Foundation knows are critical to the long-term success of this community and its citizens.
Baltimore recently launched an innovative effort to fix its disconnected and disappointing system of home visiting services. The goal? Coordinate high-impact, evidence-based strategies aimed at helping the city’s most fragile families — and especially its youngest residents — lead healthier, successful lives.
Following the death of Baltimore's Freddie Gray and community reaction, Patrick McCarthy, the Foundation's president & CEO, pledges to work with the city's youth, community leaders and nonprofits to better connect young people and their families to opportunity.
The Providence Children & Youth Cabinet, which coordinates public system and community leaders in the Foundation’s first Evidence2Success community, has published an action plan for the Evidence2Success approach through 2018.
“The High Cost of Being Poor: Another Perspective on Helping Low-Income Families Get By and Get Ahead” was published as part of the 2003 KIDS COUNT Data Book. Drawing on commissioned research from the Brookings Institution, it tallied disparities in costs such as food, transportation, health care, check cashing and other financial transactions.
As a part of the 2003 KIDS COUNT Data Book, "The High Cost of Being Poor: Another Perspective on Helping Low-Income Families Get By and Get Ahead" documented the inflated charges people in poor communities pay for everything from groceries to check cashing.
Haydee Almanza didn’t think she would need a high school diploma when she dropped out at age 18. She didn’t think she’d need it when she found a steady job at a Los Angeles clothing shop. It wasn’t until she had her first child at age 21 that the reality hit her.
I wanted my son to have a parent with a high school diploma,” says Almanza, now age 25. “I wanted to finish. I wanted him to know what was possible.