Casey Connects: Winter 2013

Places to Thrive

This issue of Casey Connects highlights how the Foundation is advancing two-generation strategies to achieve positive community change. It looks at large-scale, long-term efforts to break the cycle of poverty in Baltimore and Atlanta. It also tells how schools, families and communities across the country are working together to help third graders hit key reading milestones. 

December 22, 2013

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Casey Connects: Spring 2012

No Place Like Home

This issue of Casey Connects explores the power of relationships and the importance of connecting young people in foster care to permanent families. It highlights the work of Casey’s Child Welfare Strategy Group and Casey Family Services as well as a recent report on adolescent brain development by the Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative.        

February 20, 2012

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Casey Connects: Summer 2011

Faith, Forgiveness, Fragile Relationships, and Responsible Fatherhood

This issue of Casey Connects spotlights four initiatives that the Annie E. Casey Foundation has invested in for the last decade: aiding the formerly incarcerated, promoting responsible fatherhood, supporting healthy relationships and tapping into the strengths of faith-based organizations. The end goal in each of these efforts is the same: Give kids in tough communities a better shot at success.

June 21, 2011

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Casey Connects: Winter 2010-2011

This issue of Casey Connects highlights how the Foundation is honoring Jim Casey’s legacy by putting families first. New York City implemented an evidence-based practice approach in helping troubled teens remain with their families. The entire community of New Britain, Connecticut, embraced family literacy and a grade-level reading campaign to ensure all students succeed. Using social networking technology, Casebook helps transform child welfare case management, taking caseworkers away from administrative tasks and closer to family needs. 

January 4, 2011

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Casey Connects: Spring 2010

Reflections on Doug Nelson’s 20 Years of Leadership

This issue of Casey Connects honors the two-decade tenure of Douglas W. Nelson, who retired as Annie E. Casey Foundation’s president and chief executive officer in April 2010. Learn about Nelson’s key contributions in shaping both the Foundation and the nation’s perspective on serving vulnerable children and families.    

March 21, 2010

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Casey Connects: Winter 2009

Helping Families Succeed

This issue of Casey Connects outlines 4 sets of federal policy approaches aimed at improving the lives of America’s most economically fragile families. Readers will learn what actions the Foundation recommends to help reduce poverty, reform the nation’s child welfare and juvenile justice systems, and improve data on children and families.

December 22, 2009

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Casey Connects: Fall 2009

Making Sure New Policies Benefit Vulnerable Families

This issue of Casey Connects highlights how the Annie E. Casey Foundation is working with partners and grantees to help states and localities navigate new federal initiatives and make the most of available resources. The end goal? Better, brighter futures for vulnerable families and communities. 

September 23, 2009

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Casey Connects: Winter 2008

Responsible Redevelopment Means Much More Than Better Buildings

This issue of Casey Connects focuses on responsible redevelopment and how the Annie E. Casey Foundation is investing in better buildings and — even more — broader opportunities and benefits for residents in distressed neighborhoods. Smaller stories introduce Casey’s online juvenile justice reform helpline plus 7 movers and shakers who are advancing the Foundation’s work. 

December 20, 2008

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Casey Connects: Summer 2008

Shining a Light on Poverty — and Efforts to Combat It

This issue of Casey Connects highlights the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s big picture efforts to reduce poverty in America. In addition, readers will learn about Casey-supported initiatives aimed at curbing poverty in Connecticut, Maryland and Rhode Island. A smaller story outlines 2008 KIDS COUNT Data Book findings and recommendations related to juvenile justice reform.

June 21, 2008

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Casey Connects: Winter 2007

Momentum Building in the Quest for Permanent Family Connections

This issue of Casey Connects focuses on the quest to ensure that each and every young person exits foster care with a lifelong, caring connection. It’s a movement that is gaining momentum across America. 

December 21, 2007

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Casey Connects: Spring 2007

Community Engagement Is Key Ingredient in Casey Recipe for Results

This issue of Casey Connects explores different forms of community engagement and tells how the Annie E. Casey Foundation empowers and mobilizes residents to produce better results for children and families. A smaller story spotlights five resources for learning more about Casey’s latest work.          

March 21, 2007

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Casey Connects: Winter 2006

Juvenile Detention Reform Initiative Sparking a Vibrant National Movement

This issue of Casey Connects shines a light on the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative, a justice reform movement creating a safer, fairer and more cost-efficient system for detained kids. Readers will also learn how conventional detention systems are failing girls and what some places are doing to engage youth in detention reform.

December 21, 2006

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Casey Connects: Summer 2006

KIDS COUNT Data Book Urges Support for Family-Based Child Care

This issue of Casey Connects summarizes findings from the 2006 KIDS COUNT Data Book and essay. More specifically: It tells what we should do — and what select programs are already doing — to help improve the quality of family, friend and neighbor care across America.  

June 21, 2006

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Casey Connects: Winter 2005

Applying Casey Lessons to Rural Poverty

This issue of Casey Connects highlights the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s commitment to helping rural families achieve economic success. 

December 21, 2005

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Casey Connects: Summer 2005

KIDS COUNT Message Highlights Barriers to Employment

This issue of Casey Connects shares key findings on children and poverty from the 16th annual KIDS COUNT Data Book. It spotlights a KIDS COUNT essay that explores why parents may be struggling to find work and then tells readers about real-world efforts to help these parents support their families. The newsletter also highlights Casey’s first-ever Border KIDS COUNT report, which looks at child well-being in a 4-state stretch of communities along the Mexican border.  

June 21, 2005

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Casey Connects: Spring 2005

Pursuing Permanent Children for Families and Youth

This issue of Casey Connects spotlights the Foundation’s efforts on 2 fronts: 1) helping kids in foster care find loving, permanent families; and 2) reducing racial disparities throughout the child welfare system. A smaller story recognizes 6 movers and shakers in the child welfare field, including 4 former Families Count honorees.   

March 21, 2005

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Casey Connects: Winter 2004

Setting the Stage for Successful Reintegration After Prison

This issue of Casey Connects spotlights the Foundation’s efforts on 2 fronts: 1) helping individuals reintegrate into society after prison, and 2) cultivating strong leaders who can help drive and sustain foster care reforms. Smaller stories highlight 6 Casey-celebrated movers and shakers and a Foundation-funded study that shows tax credits for the working poor benefit families in rural, suburban and urban areas alike.

December 21, 2004

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Casey Connects: Fall 2004

Finding Opportunity in Transition

This issue of Casey Connects introduces the Foundation’s Executive Transition Management Initiative, which aims to help nonprofits flourish during a leadership change. A second story tells how Casey linked families in need to more than $225 million in tax credits in 2004.  

September 23, 2004

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Casey Connects: Winter/Spring 2003

Exploring the Role of the Faith Community in Family Strengthening

This issue of Casey Connects explores the powerful role that faith organizations can play in supporting children, families and communities. Smaller stories spotlight Casey-celebrated movers and shakers and the Foundation’s commitment to helping residents of East Baltimore benefit from a local development project.

December 21, 2003

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Casey Connects: Fall 2003

Helping Immigrant and Refugee Families Not Just Survive, But Thrive

This issue of Casey Connects highlights why immigrants are so important to America’s economy and how the Foundation is working to boost community engagement among these families. Smaller stories spotlight a roundup of Casey-recommended resources, the expanding influence of National Family Week, and the ramifications of pending legislation on private foundations and their grant recipients.      

September 23, 2003

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Casey Connects: Summer 2003

Countering the Hidden Costs of Poverty

This issue of Casey Connects examines how America’s working poor pay more for staples and shares the Foundation’s recommendations for eliminating the devastating surcharge. Smaller stories introduce the Foundation’s multiyear Human Services Workforce Initiative and spotlight Casey-celebrated movers and shakers.

June 21, 2003

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Casey Connects: Winter 2002

Foundation Group Looks to Bolster Families’ Bottom Line

This issue of Casey Connects tells how the Foundation is ramping up efforts to help low-income families succeed. Smaller stories include a note of recognition page, a conference spotlight and a look at how one county in Oregon is making fairer detention decisions in the wake of Casey-led juvenile justice reforms.   

December 22, 2002

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Casey Connects: Fall 2002

Partnerships Creating an

This issue of Casey Connects highlights family strengthening partnerships and FAMILIES COUNT honorees for promoting the family strengthening message as a national priority.  

September 23, 2002

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Casey Connects: Summer 2002

Making Work Count for Low-Income Families

This issue of Casey Connects uses KIDS COUNT Data Book statistics to examine how American families are faring in the wake of welfare reform. A second story spotlights a Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative site that has successfully written race and ethnicity out of the detention decision equation. Smaller stories highlight Casey-celebrated movers and shakers, the importance of cultural competence in connecting workers to jobs and lessons from the Foundation’s Rebuilding Communities Initiative.

June 20, 2002

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Casey Connects: Spring 2002

Helping Advocates Weigh In On The Welfare Reform Debate

This issue of Casey Connects spotlights the efforts of the Casey Foundation to help parents, kids and advocacy groups discuss child welfare reform and foster care remodeling in an effort to move things forward. 

April 1, 2002

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Casey Connects: Fall 2001

Foundation Mobilized Resources in Response to Terrorism

This issue of Casey Connects reflects on the Foundation’s events before and after 9/11 — from an adoption celebration in Washington, D.C., to pledging $3 million in aid for families affected by terrorism.

September 23, 2001

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Casey Connects: Summer 2001

Initiative Aims to Ease the Pain of Transition From Foster Care

This issue of Casey Connects spotlights transitions. It unveils three new Foundation initiatives breaking fresh ground and highlights the racially impactful, Oscar-nominated film Legacy, revealing a family’s transformation in ghetto Chicago after the murder of their shining star son. 

June 1, 2001

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Casey Connects: Spring 2001

Sharing Strategies for Using Data in Making Connections

This issue of Casey Connects features three distinctive conferences highlighting Making Connections and the ever-expanding network of critical Casey partnerships.

April 1, 2001

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Casey Connects: Winter 2001

Conference Focuses on Helping Adoptive Families

This issue of Casey Connects focuses on fabulous family well-being advocates with the listing of the National Families Count Honorees, the 2001 Casey Fellows class and other Casey-recognized movers and shakers.

January 1, 2001

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Casey Connects: Fall 2000

Foundation Team Specializes in Tailor-Made Technical Assistance

Family strengthening is the focus for this issue of Casey Connects as 3 community-empowering initiatives are highlighted: KIDS COUNT; FAMILIES COUNT; and TARC — Casey's custom-centricTechnical Assistance Resource Center.

September 23, 2000

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Casey Connects: Summer 2000

2000 KIDS COUNT Emphasizes Need For Connections

This issue of Casey Connects highlights the 2000 KIDS COUNT Data Book essay along with Casey initiatives and partnerships out to transform the lives of vulnerable families and children — be it through better job training, social connections, immigrant supports or direct services. 

June 23, 2000

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Casey Connects: Spring 2000

Pioneering Panel Hastens Pace Of Child Welfare Reform

This issue of Casey Connects proves how true transformation starts with the heart — the heart of the individual as well as the heart of a public system — as three Casey reform initiatives are dissected. 

March 1, 2000

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Casey Connects: Winter 2000

This issue of Casey Connects concentrates on the value of community with the rollout of a new neighborhood initiative and the announcement of seven community-based organizations as Families Count honorees. 

February 23, 2000

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