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Community Change

The Annie E. Casey Foundation is improving the neighborhoods where kids and their families live by promoting access to good schools, affordable homes and jobs. Read about our work here.

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Atlanta Civic Site: The Importance of Partners

Our work in the Atlanta Civic Site relies on a number of partners to promote academic success for kids and economic opportunities for parents and to transform neighborhoods. Learn more about the many organizations and agencies that help children, families and communities thrive.

November 19, 2013

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Critical Investments Should Target the First Eight Years of Life, Report Finds

The Annie E. Casey Foundation’s latest KIDS COUNT policy report, The First Eight Years: Giving Kids a Foundation for Lifetime Success, presents a strong case for investing in the early years of a child's life. Decades of brain and child development research show that kids who enter kindergarten with below-average language and cognitive skills can catch up — but only if they are physically healthy and have strong social and emotional skills.

November 4, 2013

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Giving Kids a Healthy Start

Educare Atlanta launched the Healthy Beginnings System of Care in early 2011, integrating quality educational experiences with health services to ensure that children in the Atlanta Civic Site are healthy, developing on track, thriving socially and emotionally and achieving academic success by the end of third grade. 

October 11, 2013

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More Children Insured

Hitting a three-decade record, 9% of U.S. children (7 million) were without health insurance in 2011. This represents one million more children with insurance than in 2000.

September 9, 2013

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Ensuring Georgia's Children Are Strong Readers

Leaders across Georgia are joining with the Georgia Campaign for Grade-Level Reading to develop an action plan aimed at getting every child in the state to read proficiently by the end of third grade.

August 5, 2013

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The 2013 KIDS COUNT Data Book

State Trends in Child Well-Being

Tracking 16 indicators of child well-being, the 2013 KIDS COUNT Data Book finds that children in the United States continue to make gains in the areas of education and health despite a growing poverty rate. This year’s Data Book also offers expanded coverage of America’s youngest children, adding to the ongoing national conversation on early childhood education. 

June 24, 2013

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