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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For Youth in Foster Care, the Road to Driving is a Bumpy Ride

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Learning to drive is an exciting and nearly essential milestone for young people today. Yet, for youth exiting foster care, this rite of passage is often littered with obstacles — from DMV fees to costly automobile insurance rates. A new report identifies common challenges that young people in foster care face and recommends policy moves that states can make to help these youth get behind the wheel.

February 26, 2019

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In Nashville, Landmark Equity Policy Redefines Business as Usual

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In January 2019, Nashville Mayor David Briley approved an ordinance to increase the number of city contracts awarded to minority- and women-owned businesses. The city is one of seven participating in the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Southern Cities for Economic Inclusion initiative, which aims to expand job opportunities, increase wealth and boost wages for people of color and those in low-income communities.

February 19, 2019

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Eleventh Class of Children and Family Fellows Announced

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The Casey Foundation has selected 15 leaders for the eleventh class of its Children and Family Fellowship. These women and men will use the 21-month Fellowship to work within their agencies, organizations and communities toward specific, measurable improvements for large numbers of young people and families.

March 1, 2019

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