The Future of Workforce Development? Samaschool is Thinking Gig

Gig jobs are on the rise. It’s an evolution that Sarah Currid, managing director of Samaschool, knows well. The Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Lisa Hamilton recently spoke with Currid about this work and innovative ways to help low-income workers leverage gig jobs to build a brighter, stronger future for their families.

March 26, 2019

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

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?

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

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

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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