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In This Report, You’ll Learn
Ways faith-based organizations can help strengthen families.
About the Foundation’s role in an East Baltimore development project.
Three real-world examples of faith-based efforts to aid communities.
Five spotlights of movers and shakers who are advancing Casey’s work.
This issue of
Casey Connects explores the powerful role that faith organizations can play in supporting children, families and communities. Smaller stories spotlight Casey-celebrated movers and shakers and the Foundation’s commitment to helping residents of East Baltimore benefit from a local development project. Table of Contents
Casey is empowering faith-based organizations to do more to enhance outcomes for children, families and neighborhoods
Casey’s Faith and Families Agenda aims to support faith-based organizations in the following 4 ways: 1) strengthen their connections with communities and families; 2) expand their strategies to promote family economic success; 3) bolster their networks to better support families; and 3) support leadership development opportunities for their members.
Findings & Stats
A Distinct Disadvantage
More than 20 million kids have had a parent in jail — and, as a result, will have a rougher road to adulthood success.
A Smarter Solution
The Los Angeles Metropolitan Churches found that many repeat lawbreakers were illiterate. Their solution? Sentence the nonviolent offenders to GED prep classes instead of jail.
Food for Thought
Masjid An-Nur mosque in Minneapolis used grant money to create a 6-week, short-order cooking program to help residents become more self-sufficient.
Statements & Quotations
Faith matters because of its power to promote personal transformation and its potential to strengthen family and community bonds.
– Casey Senior Associate Carole Thompson
I’ve watched these pastors come to life as they’ve realized that they could make democracy work in ways that they never imagined.
– Donald E. Miller, executive director of the Center for Religion and Civic Culture at the University of Southern California
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