Rural Family Economic Success

Earn it, Keep it, Grow It

Posted February 18, 2006
By the Annie E. Casey Foundation
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The Casey Foundation believes that building more promising futures for vulnerable rural children begins with improving the present circumstances of their parents. This overview describes a strategic framework that can help rural families find decent paying jobs, strong community connections and helpful financial services.  

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Casey's Rural Family Economic Success approach is a framework for connecting or augmenting existing efforts.

Promoting rural family economic success is most successful when three goals are pursued simultaneously over time—helping families increase their income (“earn it”), stabilize their financial lives (“keep it”), and acquire assets and build wealth (“grow it”).