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 national evaluation of Elev8 shows the program has made important strides since it began in 2008, despite implementation challenges that have arisen over the years. Elev8 aims to ensure all students have the services they need, with a special focus on successful transitions to high school — which research suggests is a critical turning point in a child’s future academic success.
This report provides a clear blueprint for closing youth prisons and replacing them with community-based juvenile justice services. Readers will learn how this new system can hold youth accountable — without resorting to incarceration — while cultivating a young person’s strengths, interests and sense of belonging.
Access to racial and ethnic data provided by public institutions can often be too limited or too broad in scope to truly analyze inequities between children of color and their white counterparts. Alicia Van Orman, from the Population Reference Bureau, shared techniques for collecting publically-available data and disaggregating it by race during a webinar for the KIDS COUNT network.
Agency officials, funders, policymakers and service providers gathered at a White House symposium on November 17 to discuss early implementation lessons and future plans for Rural IMPACT — a public-private effort to reduce child poverty in rural and tribal communities.
This report shares key facts about immigrant parents with young children and examines 11 programs that have successfully served immigrant and refugee families using a two-generation approach. Readers will learn about the difficulties these programs face, what they are doing well, and what policymakers and community stakeholders need to know to support this vulnerable — and growing — demographic.
This report covers the challenging terrains of incarceration, reentry and work. It draws on expert interviews, dozens of resources and two decades of strategic investments by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. Readers will learn what employment barriers people commonly face after exiting prison or jail and how to help these individuals pursue — and maintain — family-supporting jobs.