The United Parcel Service – which grew out of a messenger service started by Jim Casey – enabled the launch of The Annie E. Casey Foundation in 1948. This brief highlights the foundation’s programs and partnerships on behalf of Atlanta residents – from providing skills, training and job support to promoting educational opportunities, affordable housing and stronger communities. 

September 30, 2007

In This Report, You’ll Learn

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    A definition of “civic sites” designated by The Annie E. Casey Foundation.

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    Personal success stories helped by local programs and partnerships.

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    A description of the foundation-supported Center for Working Families and the Atlanta Metro Earned Income Tax Credit Campaign.

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    And overview of Project GRAD (Graduation Really Achieves Dreams), a school reform effort.

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    A look at the East Point Community Partnership for Protecting Children, a full-service family support center.

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    Key components of the Pittsburgh Community Improvement Association (PCIA).

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    How benchmarks and data inform programs and policies.

Key Takeaway

Civic Improvement in Atlanta

The Annie E. Casey Foundation plays an ongoing role in Atlanta's civic improvement – from strategies that contribute toward educational opportunities and economic success, to supporting safe and affordable housing development and helping young people in transition.

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