Improving Access to Public Benefits

Helping Eligible Individuals and Families Get the Income Supports They Need

In 2009, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act increased vital resources such as food stamps, unemployment insurance and housing subsidies available to low-income families struggling through the recession. But not all families were able to gain access to and receive the benefits for which they were eligible. This report suggests that there is a need for funders, states, communities and the federal government to create more programs that low-income families can access.

April 1, 2010

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Casey Connects: Spring 2010

Reflections on Doug Nelson’s 20 Years of Leadership

This issue of Casey Connects honors the two-decade tenure of Douglas W. Nelson, who retired as Annie E. Casey Foundation’s president and chief executive officer in April 2010. Learn about Nelson’s key contributions in shaping both the Foundation and the nation’s perspective on serving vulnerable children and families.    

March 21, 2010

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Finding Place in Making Connections Communities

Applying GIS to Residents’ Perceptions of Their Neighborhoods

For policymakers, funders and front-line professionals, this report describes how to involve residents in place-based strategies that address the needs of disadvantaged children and families. 

January 6, 2010

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Small Investments, Big Changes

A 10-Year Review of the Casey Fellows' Mini-Grants Program

This report summarizes 10 years of the Fellows Alumni Network mini-grants history, alumni involvement and awards, from Casey's Children and Family Fellowship program.  

January 1, 2010

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Changing Systems is Like Moving a Mountain

...And Other Insights from Successful Workforce Leaders

This report offers insights and observations from successful leaders who have worked on system change, in answer to the philanthropic community’s need for more discussion and analysis of the traits, talents and tactics that make good leaders, especially in workforce development.

January 1, 2010

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Closing the Achievement Gap

Technical Assistance to Schools and School Support Organizations

 This publication presents an overview of the Foundation’s support to four organizations, each offering technical assistance to a particular audience in the education arena. 

December 11, 2009

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