We are partnering with community development initiatives in BuffaloColumbus and San Antonio to improve the quality of schools for kids and, at the same time, build job and parenting skills for their parents.

  • Launching a financial coaching pilot program for parents in the Buffalo Promise Neighborhood.
  • Linking data from various public systems — such as schools, housing and labor — in San Antonio to accurately track outcomes for neighborhood kids and their families.
  • Bringing together local partners in Ohio to develop a vision and goals for their community and determine how best to serve children and their parents.

Providing grants, staff support and consulting to established local initiatives already improving outcomes and conditions for kids and families in high-poverty neighborhoods to:

From the Blog

Young parents, ages 18-24, face daily challenges that threaten their children's development

Young Parents Face Daily Challenges, Says New Report

Young parents face a host of challenges in their daily lives, from securing adequate child care to advancing their education or landing jobs that can sustain their families, according to a Casey-funded study.

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Henrietta Muñoz, senior vice president of research and evaluation at United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County, shares her thoughts on adopting a family-centered practice. In this post, she discusses the values driving this work, training recommendations and how family-centered approaches intersect with evidence-based service models.

Our Partners on the Ground

Buffalo

M&T Bank, the Westminster Foundation and others lead this public-private partnership to revitalize a northeast Buffalo neighborhood of about 12,300 residents. 

San Antonio

This initiative, led by United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County and the San Antonio Housing Authority, focuses on a neighborhood just south of downtown that is home to nearly 18,000 residents.

Columbus

Two families share why they live in Weinland Park — a Columbus, Ohio, neighborhood at the center of a local community change initiative.