This issue of Casey Connects reflects on the Foundation’s events before and after 9/11 — from an adoption celebration in Washington, D.C., to pledging $3 million in aid for families affected by terrorism. Smaller stories highlight a FAMILIES COUNT gathering and the retirement of Casey financial officer Rama Ramanathan.

September 23, 2001

Casey Connects

In This Report, You’ll Learn

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    What’s working to help strengthen all families.

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    How lawmakers celebrated adoption and adoption families.

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    What Casey is doing to help kids and families affected by the 9-11 terrorist attack.

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    Why Casey staff will miss retiring Rama Ramanathan.

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    How the Casey Center for Effective Child Welfare Practice will help post-adoptive parents.

Key Takeaway

Meeting sheds light on what’s keeping poor families down

A FAMILIES COUNT meeting revealed predatory lending practices by unsavory financial institutions, which sink low-income individuals deeper into debt on the pretext of helping them get loans and make large purchases. The discussion shed light on how to combat these practices and sparked debate about how the Foundation can help grantees become more competent on issues of family economic success.

Findings & Stats

Statements & Quotations