Dreama Gentry: Empowering Rural Communities through Education

A recent evaluation of the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Children and Family Fellowship included case studies of individual Fellows who are working to transform the way organizations work on behalf of kids and families. Fellow Dreama Gentry is training her focus on kindergarten readiness in rural communities.

July 10, 2020

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Improving the Well-Being of Young Parents

Two recent reports funded by the Casey Foundation explore challenges faced by young parents, particularly mothers of color. The publications also share recommendations for how public systems and policy makers can enhance outcomes for these parents and their children.

July 7, 2020

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2020 KIDS COUNT Data Book

The Casey Foundation's 2020 KIDS COUNT® Data Book provides information on child well-being to help inform the work of the policymakers, researchers and advocates. Read the report here.

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Family-Centered Community Change Report

Supporting Families, Strengthening Neighborhoods

In 2012, the Annie E. Casey Foundation began searching for partners for its seven-year Family-Centered Community Change™(FCCC) initiative. This report summarizes what the participating communities — Buffalo, New York; Columbus, Ohio; and San Antonio, Texas — learned about using a two-generation approach to working with children and parents.

July 9, 2019

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Expectant and Parenting Youth in Foster Care

Systems Leaders Data Tool Kit

This tool kit, created by the Annie E. Casey Foundation with help from the Center for the Study of Social Policy and more than 20 national experts, assists systems leaders in gathering, assessing, sharing and leveraging data on expectant and parenting youth in foster care. The end goal? A better, brighter future for these families.    

June 2, 2019

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Listening to Black Women and Girls

Lived Experiences of Adultification Bias

This report shares insights and recommendations related to adultification bias — the perception that black girls are less innocent and more adult-like than their white peers of the same age. Learn more now.

May 15, 2019

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