Children experience the stresses of poverty alongside their parents, with long-term consequences for their development. Tackling the challenges they face concurrently can have a much greater impact on their well-being as a whole family.
Communities where the Foundation has hometown ties and introduces innovative strategies that integrate the best programs and promising approaches for serving children and their families.
Weaving together programs and services that support kids and their parents to respond to their needs at the same time
Creating high-quality learning environments for kids from birth and into their school years to help them succeed
The ability to read well by the end of third grade is a predictor of success in school and life.
Children and families in high-poverty areas frequently lack access to the education and health services that are essential to healthy child development.
Connecting parents and other low-income individuals to job training, education, financial counseling and other services to help them become financially stable
Low-income workers struggle to earn enough to support their families. Finding jobs that pay well and having access to programs and services for child health care, food, income supplements and other necessities can help families make ends meet.
The right education and training can bridge the gap between prospective workers and employers in high-demand industries such as health and construction.
Creating safe communities with strong resident leaders and access to work and educational opportunities, affordable housing and recreational spaces
Building and investing in public, private and community partnerships to improve education, job opportunities, health and neighborhoods for Baltimore City’s kids and families.
Building public, private and community partnerships to improve education, job opportunities, health and neighborhoods for Atlanta kids and families in low-income communities.
Researchers at Emory University compared a workforce training program called Atlanta CareerRise to more traditional training approaches. Their review found that Atlanta CareerRise did a better job at helping individuals get hired, stay employed and increase their earnings.
Eleven charitable organizations, including the Annie E. Casey Foundation, have joined together to provide more than $3.3 million in support for the Baltimore Summer Funding Collaborative.
In Baltimore, organizations were hitting hurdles in their efforts to connect young people to training and job opportunities. Enter the Annie E. Casey Foundation, which invested in a participatory research pilot to capture both authentic community voices and the employment experiences of local youth.
This report shares what the Casey Foundation learned from Baltimore residents — both interviewees and consultants — and delivers a road map for implementing similar research and engagement models.