The Economic Well-Being of Youth Transitioning From Foster Care

Opportunity Passport Participant Survey Results Show Employment Helps Many Thrive

This brief examines Opportunity Passport™ participant data to reveal the education and employment barriers that young people often face when leaving foster care. Readers will also learn how to design effective policies and practices that supply the resources, relationships and opportunities needed to help these young people successfully transition into adulthood.

December 4, 2017

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Jabari: Reaching His Full Potential

"Growing up, my dream was to be a vet," recalls Jabari. "As I got older, life happened. There were trials and tribulations, and I got off track from that dream." Learn how an evidence-based program helped this young man pivot and reach his potential.

September 19, 2017

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Casey Helps Students Get Frontline Experience Working in Juvenile Justice Policy and Advocacy

This summer, thanks to a program supported by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, students from Historically Black Colleges and Universities in Florida interned with national juvenile justice policy and advocacy organizations. All five students who completed the program worked on the frontlines — and on the national stage — in the fields of juvenile justice advocacy and reform.     

September 11, 2017

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Supporting Workers in the New Gig Economy

More workers are being scheduled and paid on an as-needed basis instead of having steady hours and earnings — an arrangement often referred to as gig work. During a recent webinar, experts explored this changing landscape and shared strategies to support job seekers and employers.

July 30, 2017

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Casey Seeks Grant Proposals for Baltimore Workforce Initiatives

The Casey Foundation is seeking proposals for community-based workforce initiatives in East Baltimore to help residents secure quality jobs with local employers. The Foundation’s Baltimore Civic Site will award five to 10 grants of up to $300,000 each to efforts that combine skills training, wraparound services and job placements.

March 28, 2017

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