Casey in Baltimore: Supporting Nonprofits that Help Children and Families

Creating Successful Futures for Children and Families

The Annie E. Casey Foundation is deeply invested in building a better Baltimore, Maryland. This report checks in on 11 initiatives — including a fatherhood support series, youth center and mentor program — that highlight the many ways that Casey is working to improve the lives of Baltimore’s families and children since 1995. It is part of a larger series that examines Casey’s family-strengthening efforts in specific cities. 

April 4, 2007

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Teen Motherhood at Record Low in United States

Data Snapshot Number 2

This report — part of the KIDS COUNT Data Snapshot series — shares the latest statistics on teen pregnancy in the United States. It tells how teen birth rates differ by location and race and how the number of teen mothers in America has decreased over time. 

September 3, 2006

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The Power of Plain Talk

Exploring One Program's Influence on the Adolescent Reproductive Health Field

Plain Talk is a community-based, parental involvement program aimed at reducing teen pregnancy. This report summarizes results from interviews with leaders in the teen sexuality field regarding Plain Talk’s effectiveness and chances of being replicated on a larger scale. 

May 1, 2006

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Audience Group


We want vulnerable kids to have a bright future. That’s why we work tirelessly to advance solutions that improve the well-being of kids in America.

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Engaging Youth in Community Change

A Making Connections Peer Technical Assistance Match between Hartford, CT; Providence, RI; and Boston, MA

Documentation of a “peer match” between Making Connections’ Providence, Rhode Island and Hartford, Connecticut site teams with MYTOWN, a Boston-based non-profit that engages youth in civic education and advocacy projects.    

August 11, 2005

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Getting Ready

Findings From the National School Readiness Indicators Initiative

This report tells the story of the National School Readiness Indicators Initiative, a 17-state effort that produced a master list of critical school readiness measures. It also shares what participating states learned about using these indicators to inform policies and help kids succeed.

February 3, 2005

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Connecting the Dots

How Practitioners Engage Parents, Families and Youth Around Reproductive and Sexual Health

This report summarizes focus group feedback from 54 adolescent reproductive health service providers. It describes common Parent and Family Engagement (PFE) activities and challenges. It also identifies technical supports that providers must have to effectively serve young people and their reproductive health needs.  

March 27, 2004

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The Promise and Challenge of Mentoring High-Risk Youth

Findings from the National Faith-Based Initiative

This report leverages the experiences of four faith-based organizations that developed mentorship programs aimed at supporting older, high-risk youth. Readers will explore data-driven findings, moves to make and challenges to consider when designing similar programs that connect caring adults with youth whose lives have veered off track. 

March 1, 2004

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