Program Area

Economic Opportunity

Developing pathways for parents to become financially stable and support their children’s healthy development and academic success.

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Ten Years of the EITC Movement

Making Work Pay Then and Now

This report discusses why the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) is an important credit for America’s working families because it encourages work and reduces poverty.

April 1, 2011

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The 2011 KIDS COUNT Data Book

State Profiles of Child Well-Being

According to data released by the Annie E. Casey Foundation in its 2011 KIDS COUNT ® Data Book, over the past decade there has been a significant decline in economic well-being for low-income children and families. Data also reveal the impact of the job and foreclosure crisis on children. This year's message explores how children and families are faring in the wake of the recession and why it matters to help kids reach their full potential to become part of a robust economy and society. To find more information related to the KIDS COUNT Data Book, or to create your own customized maps, graphs, or charts, visit the KIDS COUNT Data Center.

January 1, 2011

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Young Child Poverty in 2009

Rural Poverty Rate Jumps to Nearly 29 Percent in Second Year of Recession

The recession has increased the number of children living in poverty in America to nearly 29%; the numbers are even higher for children living in rural communities, especially the rural South. 

October 5, 2010

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Organic Philanthropy

Small Investments, Big Results

In this report, the Casey Foundation introduces a new approach — Organic Philanthropy — aimed at propelling and sustaining positive community change. Readers will see this practice in action, as Casey recounts how it leveraged local resources and modest seed money to revitalize and expand aid for disadvantaged families in Native American and Southern-border communities.  

January 1, 2009

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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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Audience Group


Nearly 24 million children have parents without full-time jobs, and many others earn too little to help their families flourish. We invest in finding ways to connect parents to economic opportunity so that the family can thrive.

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