Improving Foster Care for Young People of Color

Blog Post

Social, systemic and structural barriers create disparate and disheartening outcomes for young people of color in foster care. Learn how the Annie E. Casey Foundation and its Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative are pushing for better strategies and fairer outcomes.

January 19, 2018

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Opportunity Passport Helps Young People Exiting Foster Care Achieve Economic Gains

Blog Post

The Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative’s Opportunity Passport™ matched-savings program supports young people who are transitioning from foster care into adulthood by helping them secure employment and increase their financial capability. Yet, the economic progress that a young person experiences varies by their race, ethnicity and group placement or foster care placement history, according to a new report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation.

December 4, 2017

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Jim Casey Initiative Names 13 Young Fellows

Blog Post

The Casey Foundation recently named 13 new Jim Casey Young Fellows, who will be trained in leadership and advocacy skills to help inform the philanthropy’s nationwide efforts to improve outcomes for youth transitioning from foster care to adulthood.

October 22, 2017

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Evidence-Based Programs for Young Parents in Foster Care

Webinar

A webinar from the Annie E. Casey Foundation examines approaches that are designed to engage young people — specifically young people who have experienced foster care — on the topic of preventing unintended or untimely pregnancies.

October 16, 2017

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Rafael López Envisions a Better National Foster Care System

Blog Post

Casey’s Lisa Hamilton talks with Rafael López about America’s child welfare system. Their conversation explores the system today, how it works and where it falls short. López also shares ideas aimed at transforming the system to better serve children and families in crisis.

May 30, 2017

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