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.

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Tristan Louis and Sixto Cancel on Bringing Technology to Child Welfare


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Tristan Louis serves as the president and CEO of Casebook PBC, a company originally incubated by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. Today, Casebook PBC produces software that aims to help human services professionals make smarter, faster decisions for families in their care while also lightening their administrative load.

Posted November 30, 2018

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

The nonprofit National Skills Coalition organizes broad-based coalitions seeking to raise the skills of America’s workers across a range of industries. Brooke DeRenzis — who serves in the role of state policy network director — leads the organization’s efforts to advance skills policies at the state level.

Rob Garcia also works for the National Skills Coalition, serving as manager of Business Leaders United for Workforce Partnerships. In this post, Garcia creates a platform for business and industry leaders to advance workforce and education policies that address their needs.

Prior to joining the National Skills Coalition and at the time of this interview, Garcia was the senior manager of workforce initiatives at the Cobb Chamber of Commerce in Northwest Atlanta. In this role, he helped develop a coalition of business, education, and community leaders to identify and address the workforce needs of Cobb County.

Posted October 30, 2018

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Bill Emmons Talks Family Finances: Challenges, Changes and Opportunities



William Emmons serves as assistant vice president and lead economist with the Center for Household Financial Stability at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.

A prominent voice on American family finances and the economy, Emmons can has written extensively about homeownership and household wealth, the racial wealth gap and trends related to higher education, wealth and age.

The mission of the St. Louis Fed is to promote stable prices and financial stability and support maximum sustainable economic growth. Located in St. Louis, Missouri, it is one of 12 regional reserve banks that — along with the Board of Governors in Washington, D.C. — makes up the central banking system of the United States.

Posted September 25, 2018

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