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Community Investment Fund Spotlight: Careers in Automotive Repair

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The Automotive Training Center helps young people enter the automotive repair industry.

This blog post checks in with the co-founder and executive director of the Automotive Training Center, an organization that has utilized Community Investment Fund grants to help expand career opportunities for young people in Southwest Atlanta.

Posted August 8, 2018

Video Series Helps Organizations Learn to Build Evidence in Five Steps

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Learn how to build evidence for programs that help children and families.

The Casey Foundation supported Child Trends to produce Building Evidence for Effective Programs, a video series that outlines the evidence-building process for nonprofit organizations. The series presents an easy-to-follow guide with five key steps to building evidence of effectiveness. 

Posted July 22, 2018

Home-Visiting Program Shows Benefits for Young Justice-Involved Mothers

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Young mother and her baby

Parenting is hard. Parenting while involved in the juvenile justice system adds an extra layer of uncertainty, turmoil and difficulty that is often overwhelming. Yet, home-visiting programs for justice-involved mothers can have a positive and lasting impact on both new parents and their kids.

Posted July 13, 2018

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