This KIDS COUNT data snapshot illustrates how outdated methods measuring poverty in the United States are giving an inaccurate picture of how families are really faring and what public programs are actually working. The brief introduces the more accurate Supplemental Poverty Measure (SPM).
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.
The Casey Foundation will host a pre-conference session, "KIDS COUNT: A Tool for Funders to Improve the Lives of Children and Families," in conjunction with the National Forum on Family Philanthropy. This session is free and open to all foundation staffers and philanthropists.
As senior communications manager, Sue Lin Chong works to maximize the Foundation’s mission to build brighter futures for children and families. Learn more about her work in this installment of Five Questions with Casey.
Rising tide of economic recovery did not lift all boats; it left millions shipwrecked, according to the 2015 KIDS COUNT Data Book. State and federal policies that focus simultaneously on children and their parents can help more families enjoy the nation’s growing prosperity.
Today, more than 140 cities, counties and towns are part of the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading, a community of places with comprehensive, locally owned plans to improve school readiness, reduce chronic absence and promote summer learning to put students on track for third grade reading success. One of these communities is Providence, Rhode Island.
It is really important to me that we are successful in educating our kids," says Providence Mayor Angel Taveras, who was encouraged by a school teacher to pursue his dream to become a layer. "I see the children in our schools and they remind me of what a lifeline education was for me.