Jobs and Race

Addressing Race and Cultural Competence in the Jobs Initiative

Launched in 1995, the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Jobs Initiative aimed to boost employment options for young Americans living in low-income communities in six cities. This report looks at how the initiative’s participating sites approached hiring and retention inequities related to race and ethnicity. Readers will learn the successes and challenges of their efforts to address cultural competence and what strategies the sites developed to expand opportunities for job seekers and workers of color.  

April 17, 2017

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State Leaders Study Virginia Juvenile Justice Transformation

The National Governors Association is bringing representatives of five states and territories to Richmond, Virginia, this week to learn about Virginia’s transformation in juvenile justice and its specific strategies for reducing juvenile incarceration, an evolution the Casey Foundation has invested in and supported with technical assistance for the past two years.

April 11, 2017

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Talking About Equity: Promoting the Curb-Cut Effect

PolicyLink's Angela Glover Blackwell shows how developing policies to create equity can improve everyone’s lives. She does it with a simple example: curb cuts. The Casey Foundation believes the same principles can be applied to improving outcomes for children in the United States.

March 2, 2017

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