On the Ground in Arkansas

Child Welfare Strategy Group

Practice and policy experts work with public systems to improve outcomes for children involved with child welfare systems.


A group of child advocacy and research organizations representing every state and using data to promote smart policies on issues ranging from child welfare and juvenile justice to education and economic opportunity. 

Center for Working Families

An effective strategy to assist low-income individuals and families with reaching financial stability and moving up the economic ladder.

Lessons From Arkansas

Center for Working Families at Community Colleges

Clearing the Financial Barriers to Student Success, Case Studies


These case studies show how the Center for Working Families helped low-income students in 5 Community College programs complete their degrees.

January 5, 2012

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The Eye of the Storm

Ten Years on the Front Lines of New Futures


This report candidly recalls Casey’s first attempt at system reform efforts at the community level. Through reflections from two of the leaders, the truth about this failed attempt becomes apparent along with the lessons that carried forward in Casey’s future community change work. 

January 1, 1999

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The Working Poor Families Project

Strengthening Workplace Education Program Policies to Enable Low-Wage Workers' Advancement

Policy Report

This policy brief revisits a few programs covered in an earlier report on workplace education programs, and highlights other programs that improve basic skills, literacy and english language skills.

October 1, 2011

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