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Community Investment Fund Spotlight: Careers in Automotive Repair

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The Automotive Training Center helps young people enter the automotive repair industry.

This blog post checks in with the co-founder and executive director of the Automotive Training Center, an organization that has utilized Community Investment Fund grants to help expand career opportunities for young people in Southwest Atlanta.

Posted August 8, 2018

City Accelerator Grant Aims to Strengthen Small Businesses in Southwest Atlanta

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Pittsburgh Yards in Southwest Atlanta is being developed to support the local community.

The City Accelerator program has selected Atlanta as one of five cities nationwide to receive a $100,000 grant supporting local businesses and job growth. The program, which stems from a joint effort between the Citi Foundation and Living Cities, aims to strengthen communities of color across the country.

Posted August 8, 2018

The Business Case for Economic Inclusion

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Women working in a healthcare setting

After intentionally shifting to support economic inclusion, Baltimore businesses have experienced stronger community ties and enhanced employee and client satisfaction. They’ve also seen workforce diversity increase — a change that has helped improve internal company decision-making, according to a new report from the Baltimore Integration Partnership.

Posted August 7, 2018

Video Series Helps Organizations Learn to Build Evidence in Five Steps

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Learn how to build evidence for programs that help children and families.

The Casey Foundation supported Child Trends to produce Building Evidence for Effective Programs, a video series that outlines the evidence-building process for nonprofit organizations. The series presents an easy-to-follow guide with five key steps to building evidence of effectiveness. 

Posted July 22, 2018

Building a More Inclusive Economy in the South

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Young people learning skills for employment.

Work in the South is changing. The region’s longstanding economic staple — low-skill jobs — is giving way to middle-skill positions, and southern states have an important role to play in helping residents navigate this changing economic landscape, according to a new report funded by the Casey Foundation.

Posted July 6, 2018

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Building Baltimore's Next Economy

Greater Baltimore has significant assets on which to build a more opportunity-rich next economy, but they aren’t being fully exploited. What can be done?