Who Is Generation Z?

America’s Generation Z is still coming of age yet already breaking records. Learn about the impact of the recession on Generation Z in The Casey Foundation’s 2016 KIDS COUNT Data Book.

June 21, 2016

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Keeping Systems Accountable and Young People Engaged

The federal Strengthening Families Act (SFA) provides new opportunities for child welfare agencies to create typical family experiences for children and youth in foster care. In this third installment of a six-part webinar series, the Foundation’s Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative highlights key SFA provisions that leverage the law’s enforcement mechanisms to not only improve outcomes for kids, but establish better practices from the start.

May 2, 2016

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Collective Impact in Workforce Development: A Working Paper

Perspectives From the Field

This working paper explores the concept of collective impact in the workforce development field — its successes, limitations and potential for benefiting prospective employees and business alike. Drawing from interviews with experts, this report offers several examples of multisector collaboration and recommendations for implementing such strategies for funders, policymakers and organizations focused on employment and training.

March 25, 2016

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Will Asset-Building Policies Lead to Equity? Applying the Racial Wealth Audit

The Foundation recently recommended four policy prescriptions to help all families build assets and savings while reducing the racial wealth gap. But how would we know whether these  policies could really be successful in promoting greater equity? Enter the Racial Wealth Audit, developed by the Institute on Assets and Social Policy at Brandeis University in partnership with Demos, to help answer that question.

February 14, 2016

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Bipartisan, Common-Sense Solutions

In a Jan. 28 column, New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof highlighted the recent re-emergence of compassionate conservatism, a strand of moderate conservatism that includes a focus on reducing poverty and promoting opportunity.

January 28, 2016

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