Vice President, Center for Economic Opportunity
Bob Giloth is dedicated to developing strategies that help low-income people and communities get the support they need to become economically stable. He came to the Casey Foundation to run its Jobs Initiative in 1993, an effort that connected young men and women in six metro areas to family-supporting jobs and careers. “Economic opportunity has always been a strong and continuous theme in my career,” Giloth says. Lessons from this work guided the development of today’s Family Economic Success portfolio, which includes work, education and income supports as well as “the more integrated, diverse set of resources families and young adults need to achieve financial well-being.”
The Center for Economic Opportunity advances a two-generation strategy to help parents achieve financial stability while preparing their children to succeed in school and life. This work promotes high-quality early learning experiences for children and economic assets for families as well as the parenting skills and community supports needed to alleviate the challenges that can jeopardize children’s long-term learning, behavior and health.