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.
During a webinar on March 14, the Casey Foundation released a new brief that highlights the strategies several organizations are using to address parent and child needs at the same time, as well as policy recommendations to support the adoption and growth of two-generation approaches.
As an organization dedicated to improving the lives of America’s children, the Casey Foundation recognizes the fundamental importance of a child's health and health care. In a statement, President & CEO Patrick McCarthy encourages our nation's leaders to prioritize kids in the current debate.
Today in America, more than 1 in 3 children live in single-parent families. The likelihood of being raised in a one-parent household is lowest for Asian children (16%), white children (25%) and children from immigrant families (25%).
Parents who climb higher on the academic ladder are more likely to have financially stable families — and children who do well in school. Higher levels of parental educational attainment are strongly associated with positive outcomes for children.
In America today, 90% of the 18 million children living in immigrant families were born in the United States. Fourteen percent of all kids in immigrant families have a hard time speaking English, 21% live in linguistically isolated households, and 54% live with parents who have difficulty speaking English.