Children in Immigrant Families State by State Fact Sheets

…Immigrant children comprise one of the fastest growing segments of the U. S. child population ages ... The importance of reducing language and literacy barriers for children in immigrant families. ... In most states, more immigrant children than native born children have two parents in the home. ... 81% of children in Mexico were enrolled in preschool (where it is free) compared to 71% of white

September 1, 2009

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Members of the 2007-2008 Children and Family Fellowship

…Minneapolis, MN Rafael Lopez Executive Director Commission for Children, Youth, and Families  Los ... of the seventh class of the Children and Family Fellowship, the following community leaders are working toward ... Commissioner Alabama Department of Children’s Affairs Montgomery, AL Tyronda Minter Program Director ... Metropolitan Youth Opportunities Initiative  Atlanta, GA Alice Shobe Director Sound Families Initiative

March 30, 2007

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KIDS COUNT

…Investing in the capacity of child advocates to create sustainable change for children and families. ... of children and families, particularly the 14.1 million kids living in poverty today. State legislators ... and agency officials can connect children to quality education and health care, parents to economic ... , social, economic and physical well-being of children. With data at the local, state and national levels

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Casey Family Services

Casey Family Services, a Foundation-sponsored private agency, provided child welfare services in New England and Baltimore. During its 36-year history, the agency developed the Lifelong Families practice model to connect children in foster care to enduring families. The Foundation continues to make available its research, videos, publications and other  information related to foster care.

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Reducing Congregate Care: Worth the Fight

…definitively” about congregate care’s impact on older children, notes Barnard. The Child Welfare ... of.” “Jasmine is a youth who had been in institutional care for years, and against ... to agree to allow us to move her to a foster home,” notes Allen Pollack, division director for youth ... ; The Annie E. Casey Foundation has been helping Denver and the state of Colorado forge child welfare reforms

April 4, 2012

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New Foster Care Data Show Progress in Placing Kids with Families

…numbers of older children and youth out of institutional settings and group homes into more appropriate ... half-million children in foster care. However, the data indicate the urgent need to move greater ... (AFCARS), the total number of children in foster care has declined from 544,303 in 2000 to 423,773 in 2009 ... . Foster children most often live in non-relative foster families (48%), followed by relative foster

May 26, 2011

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About Us

About Us

…The Annie E. Casey Foundation is devoted to developing a brighter future for millions of children ... families, building stronger communities and ensuring access to opportunity, because children need all three ... innovative, cost-effective responses to the issues that negatively affect children: poverty, unnecessary ... Fix the problems facing our juvenile justice and child welfare systems so that more

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Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative

…are connected to caring, supportive adults. This is critical to ending the pipeline of youth exiting foster care ... and support needed for the well-being of themselves and their children. ... authentic youth engagement; the development of Opportunity Passport®, through which more than 4,400 ... financial independence. Expectant and Parenting Youth in Foster Care: Systems Leaders Data Tool Kit, a tool

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Our Work

Our initiatives help to improve the lives of millions of children, families and communities across the country.

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