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At Retirement, President and CEO Patrick McCarthy Reflects on 25 Years at Casey

After 25 years at the Annie E. Casey Foundation and nine years at its helm, President and CEO Patrick McCarthy is retiring at the end of 2018. In this episode, his successor — Lisa Hamilton — interviews McCarthy about how the Foundation has changed during his career, what he’s learned along the way, and why he has a lot of hope for the nation’s younger generations.

December 19, 2018

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Tristan Louis and Sixto Cancel on Bringing Technology to Child Welfare

The Casey Foundation’s Lisa Hamilton interviews two leaders — Casebook PBC President and CEO Tristan Louis and Think of Us Founder and CEO Sixto Cancel — who are working to change child welfare systems through the introduction of new technologies that empower young people, families and caseworkers.

November 30, 2018

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Brooke DeRenzis and Rob Garcia on Fixing America's Skills Gap

In a new podcast episode, Lisa Hamilton talks with the National Skills Coalition’s Brooke DeRenzis and Rob Garcia about building and sustaining a skilled labor force build and why this work is so important for America’s children, families and future.

October 30, 2018

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Bill Emmons Talks Family Finances: Challenges, Changes and Opportunities

The Casey Foundation’s Lisa Hamilton talks with William "Bill" Emmons, lead economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, about household income and wealth and the roles that race, age and education play in shaping family savings, debts and assets. Emmons also explains how changes in the economy — coupled with rising education costs and a shift away from pension plans — have made it harder for young adults and families to build wealth in America today.

September 25, 2018

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Derek Douglas Talks Anchor Institutions and Transforming Communities

In this interview, the University of Chicago's Derek Douglas and the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Lisa Hamilton discuss the potential of anchor institutions, large and place-based organizations such as hospitals and universities. Listeners will learn how anchor institutions across the country are collaborating in innovative ways to help strengthen families and communities.

April 24, 2018

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Carla Javits Talks Social Enterprise and Helping Americans Get to Work

Carla Javits is the president and CEO of REDF, a philanthropy that invests in employment-focused social enterprises. Casey’s Lisa Hamilton recently spoke with Javits about common employment barriers, the role of social enterprises in workforce development and how her organization plans to expand its range and impact.

December 20, 2017

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Demographer Linda Jacobsen Talks Data: The Good, the Bad and the Unknown

Demographer Linda Jacobsen talks with the Foundation’s Lisa Hamilton about current demographic survey approaches, challenges and results. Their conversation covers — among other topics — a review of glaring statistical gaps, a call to disaggregate data and a look ahead at the 2020 census.

September 28, 2017

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Jeff Edmondson on Creating Collective Impact to Support Kids

As the founder and executive director of StriveTogether, Jeff Edmondson built a network of communities committed to using collective impact to support the academic success of every child. In this episode of CaseyCast, the Foundation’s Lisa Hamilton asks Edmondson — now the managing director of Ballmer Group — about his time at StriveTogether. They discuss the lessons that Edmondson learned during his 12 years at the nonprofit’s helm, including the art of falling forward and the benefits of starting small.

August 24, 2017

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Fixing America’s Foster Care System is Possible (Rafael López Talks How)

Casey’s Lisa Hamilton talks with Rafael López, former commissioner of the Administration on Children, Youth and Families, about America’s child welfare system. Their conversation explores the system today, how it works and where it falls short. López also shares ideas aimed at transforming the system to better serve children and families in crisis.      

May 29, 2017

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