Sustaining Momentum

Improving Educational Stability for Youth in Foster Care

Entering the foster care system can catapult a youth’s academic career into a devastating tailspin marred by too many new-kid-in-the-classroom transitions. This report highlights the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s four-year effort to counter such educational instability. It highlights key lessons learned and leaves readers with specific recommendations and next steps for continuing Casey’s work. The goal? Give these youth the support and security that they need to succeed in school — and the world beyond.     

September 24, 2014

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Intersecting Worlds

Promoting Affordable Care Act Enrollment Through Community Tax-Preparation Programs

This report — tailor-made for the Affordable Care Act era — tells how four tax-preparation programs are breaking the mold and tackling the world of health care enrollment. Readers will learn the challenges and opportunities associated with such a move, which has the potential to help millions of low-income Americans take a critical first step toward a healthier future.  

September 12, 2014

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From Foster Home to Homeless

Strategies to Prevent Homelessness for Youth Transitioning From Foster Care

In America, too many youth are getting too old for foster care and falling into homelessness. This brief, a product of the Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative, analyzes what we’re getting wrong — and how we can fix our patchwork system of supports. Even more, it offers fresh ideas on how we can keep this vulnerable demographic off the streets and striding toward adulthood on solid, stable ground.  

June 13, 2014

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What Happens to Housing Assistance Leavers?

Low-Income Working Families, Paper 27

Using data from the Department of Housing and Urban Development's Moving to Opportunity demonstration, along with HOPE VI panel study, this report explores the reasons and rationale for families to leave housing assistance – and how their experiences compare with those households that remain on assistance. 

June 6, 2014

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When Child Welfare Works: Discussions from the Field

A Proposal to Finance Best Practices

Since the release of When Child Welfare Works: A Working Paper, many organizations and individuals have weighed in with significant feedback on comprehesive child welfare systems reform, and in the spirit of continuing a public dialogue about this critical issue, this document presents the collective feedback on the recommendations presented in the working paper.

May 20, 2014

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