Reports Explore Helping Young Parents Juggle Work and School

Two reports funded by the Annie E. Casey Foundation explore the benefits and challenges that young parents experience when they are working while in school or training. The publications, released by the Urban Institute, highlight the need for policies and programs that help young parents manage their busy schedules and afford their educations.

December 8, 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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Opening Doors for Young Parents

This report reminds policymakers and child advocates of the barriers that young families face. It examines national and state-level trends — highlighting areas of opportunity and concern — and then shares potential solutions that can help these families thrive.

September 25, 2018

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Reentry and Barriers to Employment

Lessons From Casey’s Investments

This report covers the challenging terrains of incarceration, reentry and work. It draws on expert interviews, dozens of resources and two decades of strategic investments by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. Readers will learn what employment barriers people commonly face after exiting prison or jail and how to help these individuals pursue — and maintain — family-supporting jobs.    

November 19, 2016

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Casey Connects: Summer 2011

Faith, Forgiveness, Fragile Relationships, and Responsible Fatherhood

This issue of Casey Connects spotlights four initiatives that the Annie E. Casey Foundation has invested in for the last decade: aiding the formerly incarcerated, promoting responsible fatherhood, supporting healthy relationships and tapping into the strengths of faith-based organizations. The end goal in each of these efforts is the same: Give kids in tough communities a better shot at success.

June 21, 2011

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Giving Former Prisoners Positive Returns

Read the story of Rodney Evans, a former addict who got his life back on track with help from Project RETURN, a support program for ex-prisoners. The Casey Foundation supports reentry work through programs, policies and practices that improve the employment prospects of former prisoners in an effort to reduce recidivism, increase public safety and improve outcomes for children and families affected by incarceration.

June 20, 2011

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