Now jobs — opportunities such as short- and long-term internships and subsidized employment arrangements — can help young adults address their immediate income needs while also preparing for long-term career opportunities, according to a new report.  

July 6, 2018

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Generation Work

Equipping Young People With In-Demand Employment Skills and Credentials

This report checks in on a multiyear, five-site initiative launched by the Annie E. Casey Foundation in 2016. Called Generation Work, this initiative explores new ways of connecting young people — particularly youth of color — with the knowledge and experience necessary to succeed in today’s job market.

May 2, 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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