Opportunity Zones: Incentivizing Investment in Low-Income Neighborhoods

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In this blog post, Charles Rutheiser, a senior associate in the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Center for Civic Sites and Community Change, talks Opportunity Zones. He reviews what these areas are, when they were established and how they could evolve with the help of a federal tax incentive program of the same name.

April 10, 2019

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New Grants to Help Strengthen Workforce Development in Casey’s Hometowns

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The National Fund for Workforce Solutions recently awarded four communities nearly $2.4 million in combined grants to promote economic mobility among low-wage workers and address gaps in local workforce systems. Organizations in Atlanta and Baltimore were named as recipients, as well as collaboratives in Cleveland and Syracuse.

February 12, 2019

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Developing Better Mentoring Programs for Maryland’s Youth

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For young people facing tough life circumstances, the benefits of quality mentoring programs are clear. These services help youth form positive relationships with adults and peers; keep them in school and on track toward graduation; improve their job prospects; and even reduce the likelihood they’ll use drugs. One Maryland nonprofit is working to improve the quality and quantity of mentors in the state.

January 15, 2019

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