A goal of the Casey Foundation is for all young people in tough neighborhoods to graduate from school prepared for adult success. In a poor section of Atlanta, Georgia, Casey partnered with local leaders to promote a preschool-through-college-graduation “connection strategy” that made strides toward school success. This publication chronicles the stories and some of the results achieved by this connection effort.

January 1, 2007

In This Report, You’ll Learn

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    How the Casey Foundation supported education achievement in one of the poorest sections of Atlanta, Georgia.

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    What coordination was needed to create a continuous learning environment.

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    How the P–16 strategy linked the education “pipeline” from preschool (P) through college graduation (16).

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    The 10 lessons for other impoverished communities in establishing an education pipeline.

Key Takeaway

Do “whatever it takes” to remove nonacademic barriers to learning.

About 67% of new jobs in 2007 required education or training beyond high school. Yet the education system did not prepare young people of color to qualify.

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