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Intersecting Worlds

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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In Pursuit of Normalcy: Better Care for Children in Foster Care

Annie E. Casey President and CEO Patrick McCarthy recently told a White House audience that one law has taken a critical step in enhancing the lives of children and youth in foster care. Its promise? A sense of normalcy for foster kids and foster parents.
 

Published August 24, 2015

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Equipping Young People in Foster Care to Manage Their Finances

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.

Published June 22, 2015

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We are One Baltimore

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.

Published May 27, 2015

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Bringing up Baltimore

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.  

Published May 7, 2015

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Big Ideas for Job Creation

How best to address the nation's unemployment rate? Thirteen of the country's most innovative thinkers offer big ideas worthy of consideration and potential investment.

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Improving Access to Public Benefits

Not all families are able to gain access to the benefits for which they are eligible. What can funders, communities and the government do to connect low-income families to these supports.

Stories From the Field

A Young Mom Gets a Second Chance for a High School Diploma and a Future

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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.