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.  

February 17, 2006

In This Report, You’ll Learn

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    The 3 goals to becoming economically successful.

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    The framework for improving financial stability.

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    Why helping parents leads to more successful kids.

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    Why rural communities should put families first.

Key Takeaway

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”).

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