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.
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.
A new tool helps users understand how prospective policies may affect family savings and assets by race and ethnicity. The goal? Foster asset building in communities of color — a key step toward achieving financial and family stability.
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.
This issue brief examines the two key elements needed to connect southern young adults with rewarding employment opportunities: engaging employers and youth. Case studies from six southern cities show how they are engaging employers and young people in ways that help the entire community.
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.
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.