Providing the Missing Link

A Model for a Neighborhood-Focused Employment Program

This report presents a model for implementing a neighborhood-focused workforce development strategy. 

March 2, 2002

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Extending Ladders

Findings from the Annie E. Casey's Jobs Initiative

This report summarizes key outcomes and lessons from the Casey Foundation's Jobs Initiative, which emphasized workforce development reforms on behalf of low-skilled job seekers.

November 2, 2001

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Taking the Initiative on Jobs and Race

Innovations in Workforce Development for Minority Job Seekers and Employers

This Jobs Initiative report explores racial discrimination against low-skilled workers in regional labor markets – and what can be done about it.

November 2, 2001

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Service Development in the AECF Mental Health Initiative for Urban Children

Final Evaluation Report

This evaluation of a past Casey demonstration project examines mental health delivery to high poverty inner-city kids. This distinctively different venture hitting governance, service delivery and policies/procedures included many types of kids, focused on prevention, tapped community-based delivery settings and involved parents.

July 1, 2001

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Family to Family: Lessons Learned

Tools for Rebuilding Foster Care

This report summarizes the lessons learned by the Casey Foundation in its implemetation of a reformed foster care strategy in which child welfare agencies work with families and communities to ensure child placements close to home. 

July 1, 2001

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Adult Communication and Teen Sex

Changing a Community

Between 1993 and 1998, the Annie E. Casey Foundation rolled out a pregnancy prevention initiative called Plain Talk in five low-income urban neighborhoods. This report utilizes survey results to discuss what worked well and what didn’t during the program’s implementation.

June 9, 2001

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The Need for Self-Evaluation

Using Data to Guide Policy and Practice

This descriptive guide provides examples of data tools as they related to the self-evaluation process for Family to Family sites and child welfare services.      

January 7, 2001

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