Casey Connects: Winter 2013

Places to Thrive

Posted December 22, 2013
By the Annie E. Casey Foundation
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This issue of Casey Connects highlights how the Foundation is advancing two-generation strategies to achieve positive community change. It looks at large-scale, long-term efforts to break the cycle of poverty in Baltimore and Atlanta. It also tells how schools, families and communities across the country are working together to help third graders hit key reading milestones. 

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Key Takeaway

The research is clear: Place matters

A neighborhood can shape a child’s future. For example, students in low-income communities are more likely to experience behavioral health problems and become teenage parents. They are also less likely to maintain stable, family-supporting employment.