Atlanta, Georgia, is a Casey Foundation Civic Site, home to UPS and the Foundation’s Board of Trustees. Casey’s long-term investment in Atlanta focuses on five neighborhoods where challenges include high rates of poverty, tough employment barriers and a home foreclosure crisis. This article shows how the Atlanta Civic Site instituted Casey's signature two-generation strategy to help parents and children break the cycle of poverty while introducing us to several families that have been helped.
The Center for Working Families' free tax preparation program helped people receive a total of $6,022,914.
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While parents hone their workforce skills, many of their children attend a state-of-the-art learning complex that is helping them reach the critical milestone of reading on grade level by the end of third grade.
Recognizing that families cannot thrive without safe and affordable places to live, the civic site partnered with other funders, community organizations and resident groups to create a community-generated revitalization plan.