Helping Working Community College Students Succeed

Community colleges have a powerful role to play in helping students who are struggling to pay for school while also working to support their families. A new report, which checks in on the first two years of the Working Students Success Network, examines the impact of bundling services to better support these students and their success.

March 13, 2018

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Reshaping Workforce Development in Baltimore

Ensuring Community Voice and Expertise Guide Us

In Baltimore, organizations were hitting hurdles in their efforts to connect young people to training and job opportunities. Enter the Annie E. Casey Foundation, which invested in a participatory research pilot to capture both authentic community voices and the employment experiences of local youth. This report shares what the Casey Foundation learned from Baltimore residents — both interviewees and consultants — and delivers a road map for implementing similar research and engagement models.

January 3, 2018

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Opportunity Passport Helps Young People Exiting Foster Care Achieve Economic Gains

The Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative’s Opportunity Passport™ matched-savings program supports young people who are transitioning from foster care into adulthood by helping them secure employment and increase their financial capability. Yet, the economic progress that a young person experiences varies by their race, ethnicity and group placement or foster care placement history, according to a new report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation.

December 4, 2017

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Beyond Gig Work Executive Summary

Public Markets for Irregular Employment

This executive summary outlines recommendations aimed at strengthening opportunities for gig workers — and America’s rising gig economy. It supplements a full report, which shares feedback and findings gathered from 25 workforce bodies across the country.

July 18, 2017

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