Training Young Women to Become Researchers — and Study Their Own Community's Challenges

A new episode of CaseyCast takes listeners to Adams County, Colorado — one of the fastest growing counties in the state in both population and employment. It’s a community where families face many challenges, including higher rates of child poverty, single motherhood and teen births. It’s also home to an innovative effort that is helping local women, ages 18 to 24, train and work as certified digital interviewers. 

February 21, 2019

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Future Savings

The Economic Potential of Successful Transitions From Foster Care to Adulthood

This report turns the lens on young people who age out of foster care and explores four areas — education, early parenthood, homelessness and incarceration — where they fare worse than their general population peers. Readers will learn the economic cost of this shortfall and see how targeted interventions can help these youth while also erasing billions of dollars in unnecessary costs.

January 30, 2019

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Developing Better Mentoring Programs for Maryland’s Youth

For young people facing tough life circumstances, the benefits of quality mentoring programs are clear. These services help youth form positive relationships with adults and peers; keep them in school and on track toward graduation; improve their job prospects; and even reduce the likelihood they’ll use drugs. One Maryland nonprofit is working to improve the quality and quantity of mentors in the state.

January 15, 2019

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How Are Sector Strategies Connecting People With Work?

For nearly three decades, the Casey Foundation has invested in sector-based workforce strategies to help low-income job seekers secure meaningful careers that lift them out of poverty. Learn some common elements of an effective sector strategy and peruse a list of resources that Casey has generated about sector-strategy work. 

January 15, 2019

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Study: Early Work Experience and Supportive Adults A Boon to Low-Income Youth

Young people who grow up in low-income households often face steep challenges on the road to adulthood. But three factors — a postsecondary degree, early labor market experience and work-based learning opportunities that include positive relationships with adults — can improve their future success, according to a new report funded by the Annie E. Casey Foundation.

December 6, 2018

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LEAP Partners Help Youth Build Financial Skills on Path to Success

Many young people — especially those who’ve experienced systems of care and homelessness — have missed out on opportunities to earn, spend and save their own money or even receive guidance on financial decisions. Filling this information and experience gap is a key component of Learn and Earn to Achieve Potential initiative.

September 12, 2018

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