Training Young Women to Become Researchers — and Study Their Own Community’s Challenges

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A new episode of CaseyCast takes listeners to Adams County, Colorado — one of the fastest growing counties in the state in both population and employment. It’s a community where families face many challenges, including higher rates of child poverty, single motherhood and teen births. It’s also home to an innovative effort that is helping local women, ages 18 to 24, train and work as certified digital interviewers. 

February 21, 2019

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How Are Sector Strategies Connecting People With Work?

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For nearly three decades, the Casey Foundation has invested in sector-based workforce strategies to help low-income job seekers secure meaningful careers that lift them out of poverty. Learn some common elements of an effective sector strategy and peruse a list of resources that Casey has generated about sector-strategy work. 

January 15, 2019

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Study: Early Work Experience and Supportive Adults A Boon to Low-Income Youth

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Young people who grow up in low-income households often face steep challenges on the road to adulthood. But three factors — a postsecondary degree, early labor market experience and work-based learning opportunities that include positive relationships with adults — can improve their future success, according to a new report funded by the Annie E. Casey Foundation.

December 6, 2018

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There’s More Skilled Work Than Workers — and That’s a Problem

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In a new podcast episode, the Casey Foundation’s Lisa Hamilton talks with the National Skills Coalition’s Brooke DeRenzis and Rob Garcia about building and sustaining a skilled labor force build and why this work is so important for America’s children, families and future.

October 30, 2018

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Economist Bill Emmons: It’s a Lot Tougher To Be Young These Days

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William "Bill" Emmons, the lead economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, talks with the Casey Foundation about household income and wealth and the roles that race, age and education play in shaping family savings, debts and assets. Emmons also explains how changes in the economy have made it harder for young adults and families to build wealth in America today.

September 25, 2018

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LEAP Partners Help Youth Build Financial Skills on Path to Success

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Many young people — especially those who’ve experienced systems of care and homelessness — have missed out on opportunities to earn, spend and save their own money or even receive guidance on financial decisions. Filling this information and experience gap is a key component of Learn and Earn to Achieve Potential initiative.

September 12, 2018

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