Casey Connects: Summer 2008

Shining a Light on Poverty — and Efforts to Combat It

Posted June 21, 2008
By the Annie E. Casey Foundation
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This issue of Casey Connects highlights the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s big picture efforts to reduce poverty in America. In addition, readers will learn about Casey-supported initiatives aimed at curbing poverty in Connecticut, Maryland and Rhode Island. A smaller story outlines 2008 KIDS COUNT Data Book findings and recommendations related to juvenile justice reform.

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Key Takeaway

With millions of Americans struggling, Casey pushes poverty to center stage

The Annie E. Casey Foundation has a long legacy of placing American families on a path toward economic success. In 2007, it expanded this work by helping launch Spotlight on Poverty and Opportunity. It’s a strategic initiative with a simple goal: Drive the problem of poverty, and the solutions for fighting it, into the national spotlight. Policymakers: your move next.