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. 

December 22, 2013

Casey Connects

In This Report, You’ll Learn

  1. 1

    An overview of the East Baltimore Development Inc. project.

  2. 2

    Success stories from The Center for Working Families, Inc., in Atlanta.

  3. 3

    Why the Foundation’s community change strategy involves place-based work.

  4. 4

    Information on Casey’s Campaign for Grade-Level Reading.

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.

Findings & Stats

Statements & Quotations