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Building Family Economic Success: Workforce Development


Fact: A growing number of jobs in America do not pay family-sustaining wages. This two-page primer hits the issue’s highlights and tells how the Annie E. Casey Foundation is working to reverse this trend by supporting efforts that connect low-skilled adults to well-paying jobs with career potential. 

Posted August 1, 2005

Building Family Economic Success: Financial Services


This two-page fact shares ideas on helping low-income, working families avoid financial pitfalls while building brighter futures (assets and savings included!). It is one installment in a 10-part series that shares how the Foundation is helping to economically empower families across the country.          

Posted August 1, 2005

The Center for Working Families FES


This brief provides an overview of the Center for Working Families’ framework and goals. The Center for Working Families® (CWF) is an approach to help low-income families reach financial stability and move up the economic ladder.

Posted January 1, 2006

Two Generations Benefit from Casey's Atlanta Efforts

Blog Post

The Atlanta Civic Site is helping support organizations like The Center for Working Families, Inc. as part of a two-generation strategy to address parents’ and children’s challenges simultaneously in order to break the cycle of poverty that often passes from generation to generation. Learn about the work being done there by Marilyn Winn, a program associate who used to the center to get back on her feet after struggling with addiction.

Posted February 8, 2013

When a Parent is Incarcerated

Practice Guide

Parenting from jail can be difficult without some help from assigned social workers. 

Posted January 1, 2011

Giving Former Prisoners Positive Returns

Blog Post

Read the story of Rodney Evans, a former addict who got his life back on track with help from Project RETURN, a support program for ex-prisoners. The Casey Foundation supports reentry work through programs, policies and practices that improve the employment prospects of former prisoners in an effort to reduce recidivism, increase public safety and improve outcomes for children and families affected by incarceration.

Posted June 20, 2011

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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.

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.