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.
In this report the reader gets an overview of how the East Baltimore Revitalization Initiative created jobs and contracting work for low-income people of color, women and local Baltimore businesses during a huge community redevelopment project. The report includes lessons learned about incorporating the strategies of economic inclusion into community development, which places the East Baltimore initiative’s efforts within a national context.
A new report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation aims to help funders strengthen the evidence for two-generation approaches. It arrives amid renewed interest in initiatives designed to meet the needs of parents and their children at the same time and an increased demand for rigorous research on the core components of two-generation approaches.
A new report by the Casey Foundation highlights the ups and downs of two-generation approaches. Iinterest in initiatives designed to meet the needs of parents and their children at the same time is increasing the demand for stronger research on what makes two-generation strategies successful and how funders can better evaluate them.
All children in the United States should have access to quality health care. Research indisputably shows children’s health is the foundation of their physical, intellectual and emotional development. The Casey Foundation urges policymakers to resist efforts to reverse health-care protections for children and families.
Georgia's returning citizens — individuals who are returning to their families and the community after incarceration — are experiencing a smoother transition thanks to an organization called Georgia Justice Project, which is working to minimize the effects of a criminal record and help the formerly incarcerated regain their financial footing.
Atlanta’s Dunbar Learning Complex is advancing an ambitious mission: To prepare children for kindergarten and have their health needs met while also helping parents secure family-supporting jobs and financially stability. And a new Annie E. Casey Foundation report — Helping Children and Parents Succeed Together — suggests that the complex is on the right track.
In 2010, with support from the Casey Foundation and others, the Dunbar Learning Complex opened in southwest Atlanta. Its goal? Help parents and their children succeed together. This report offers an early look at the Dunbar Learning Complex’s work to date.