Casey has invested in several southwest Atlanta communities for more than 10 years. This report explores how race and community of residence continue to create barriers that keep the city's kids, particularly those of color, from reaching their full potential. The report highlights three key areas that support or thwart children’s healthy development: (1) the community where they grow up; (2) school experiences; and (3) family access to economic opportunities. Policy recommendations are included. 

June 24, 2015

In This Report, You’ll Learn

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    How place and race play into economic and educational opportunity for Atlanta kids and families.

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    Why children of color have an uphill battle.

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    How school opportunity affects chances for adult success.

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    Recommendations for economic, educational and community improvement across the entire city.

Key Takeaway

Working to increase opportunity for all in Atlanta, but it’s an uphill battle

For more than a decade, Casey has partnered to increase educational and economic opportunities for kids and families in several low-income Atlanta neighborhoods. The goal? Working to ensure all kids, regardless of race, place or ethnicity have the chance to reach their full potential. Yet race remains a major predictor of a child’s trajectory in life — a reality reinforced by nearly every measure of child and family well-being highlighted in this report.

Median household income by race

Findings & Stats

Statements & Quotations