Community development utilizes local resources and generates local opportunities so that low-income individuals and communities can achieve greater levels of self-sufficiency.
Specific community development approaches can help stabilize and strengthen communities in a number of ways, from promoting affordable housing and job growth to investing in business development and real estate incentives.
These approaches — which can look vastly different at every site — have five features in common. They 1) help make communities resilient for the long term; 2) serve the broader interests of the community; 3) invite active and inclusive participation; 4) build on local resources and assets while meeting local needs; and 5) increase economic independence.
The Art of Community event in southwest Atlanta will feature the official unveiling of a public art installation at the Foundation's 352 University Avenue site, as well as an afternoon celebration focused on community and art.
A 2012 KIDS COUNT policy report revealed that nearly 6.5 million U.S. teens and young adults are neither in school nor in the workforce, veering toward chronic underemployment as adults and failing to gain the skills employers need in the 21st century.
Casey's most ambitious long-term initiative, Making Connections, yielded important lessons about what it takes to bring about lasting results for vulnerable kids, families and communities.
This report examines how philanthropy shaped the overall approach to community change and public housing development in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. The document uses Casey’s role as an example and its perspective on the process as a lens to focus on efforts that were results-oriented, resident-focused, multi-generational and economically sustainable.
Building and investing in public, private and community partnerships to improve education, job opportunities, health and neighborhoods for Baltimore City’s kids and families.
Building public, private and community partnerships to improve education, job opportunities, health and neighborhoods for Atlanta kids and families in low-income communities.