Casey Connects: Summer 2000

2000 KIDS COUNT Emphasizes Need For Connections

Posted June 24, 2000
By the Annie E. Casey Foundation
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This issue of Casey Connects highlights the 2000 KIDS COUNT Data Book essay along with Casey initiatives and partnerships out to transform the lives of families and children — be it through better job training, social connections, immigrant supports or direct family services. Readers learn what Casey and partners recommend to improve employment opportunities beyond the Jobs Initiative, to increase immigrant and refugee services through Making Connections, and to connect families to services through Casey Family Services’ new location in Baltimore, Maryland and Casey’s long-term Neighborhood Transformation/Family Development initiative. 

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Key Takeaway

Too many poor kids live in families that lack essential connections to succeed

The KIDS COUNT data is clear: Families in high-poverty neighborhoods lack critical connections to strong and nurturing social networks, accessible and respectful support services and ample educational and economic opportunities.