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Our Work in Education

Casey’s two-generation approach to education means helping kids prepare for and progress in school while also helping their parents to gain financial stability so they can be their children’s first and best teachers. We do this by:

Making third grade reading a national priority

A broad coalition is working through the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading to enlist parents, schools, educators, communities and policymakers in a concerted focus on school readiness, reading proficiency, attendance and summer learning.

New research affirms that improving early reading skills is an essential part of ensuring more kids will succeed academically, graduate from high school on time and prosper as adults.

Boosting early learning in Atlanta and East Baltimore

While elementary kids are learning to read and write, preschoolers are preparing to follow in their tracks at the Early Learning and Literacy Center, co-located in Atlanta’s Dunbar Learning Complex.

A new community school and early childhood center in East Baltimore will become a hub for resident involvement and learning.

Promoting high-quality early care and education

Evidence tells us that early childhood interventions are among the best investments our nation can make. The rate of return provides reduced crime, an educated workforce and more stable families.

Demonstration sites in Buffalo, Columbus and San Antonio are helping us explore how to engage parents with young children as part of an emerging family-centered community change project.

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Parents as Advocates: Influencing Policymakers to Improve Public Policies for Families

Any effort to improve the lives of low-income families should include those families in discussions about overcoming the challenges they face. As experts on their situation, families — more specifically, parents — should have a place at the table in crafting solutions to their problems. A new report from Community Organizing and Family Issues captures how parents play an active, hands-on role in changing public policy and systems to benefit their children, families and communities as a whole.

KIDS COUNT Webinar Recording: Creating Opportunity for Families

The Casey Foundation hosted a Nov. 12 webinar on our new KIDS COUNT policy report, Creating Opportunity for Families: A Two-Generation Approach. The session highlighted ways the public, nonprofit and private sectors can work together to help equip the 10 million low-income families with young children in the United States with the tools they need to move out of poverty and thrive.

Creating Opportunity for Families

Nearly half of the nation’s families with young children struggle to make ends meet. A new KIDS COUNT policy report makes the case for creating opportunity for families by addressing the needs of parents and their children simultaneously. Creating Opportunity for Family: A Two-Generation Approach describes the Foundation’s two-generation approach, which calls for connecting families with early childhood education, job training and other tools to achieve financial stability and break the cycle of poverty, and recommends ways to help equip families with what they need to thrive.

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