The Center for Working Families Framework

A comprehensive approach to economic opportunity

This report discusses the evolution and impact of the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Center for Working Families framework, which is an integrated service delivery approach designed to help low-income families achieve financial security.

January 26, 2020

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Bundling Services to Boost the Financial Security of Low-Income Families

A new report delves into the evolution and efficacy of the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Center for Working Families framework. The approach, introduced by Casey in 2004, aimed to help low-income families to achieve greater financial security by intentionally integrating three core services areas: 1) workforce development and employment services; 2) income and work supports; and 3) financial literacy education and coaching.

January 26, 2020

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Keys to Your Financial Future Facilitator Guides

This guide helps facilitators administer a curriculum — developed by the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative — aimed at strengthening the financial literacy and independence of young people who have experienced foster care. It includes directions and tips to assist trainers in creating an engaging and interactive learning experience for participating youth.

July 23, 2019

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Economist Bill Emmons: It’s a Lot Tougher To Be Young These Days

William "Bill" Emmons, the lead economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, talks with the Casey Foundation about household income and wealth and the roles that race, age and education play in shaping family savings, debts and assets. Emmons also explains how changes in the economy have made it harder for young adults and families to build wealth in America today.

September 25, 2018

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LEAP Partners Help Youth Build Financial Skills on Path to Success

Many young people — especially those who’ve experienced systems of care and homelessness — have missed out on opportunities to earn, spend and save their own money or even receive guidance on financial decisions. Filling this information and experience gap is a key component of Learn and Earn to Achieve Potential initiative.

September 12, 2018

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