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Casey Grants Support Community-Led Workforce Development in Atlanta

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Learning skills on a computer to approve employability

The Annie E. Casey Foundation has awarded several nonprofits $350,000 in combined grants to help residents in Southwest Atlanta strengthen their employment skills and find family-sustaining jobs that align with their career goals and interests.

Posted June 24, 2019

Cheryl Washington on Rebuilding East Baltimore and its Future

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Lisa Hamilton and Cheryl Washington

Lisa Hamilton, president and CEO of the Annie E. Casey Foundation, talks with Cheryl Washington, president and CEO of East Baltimore Development Inc., a nonprofit charged with overseeing the transformation of a disinvested neighborhood in Baltimore. Their conversation explores how the community has evolved so far, how residents shaped the project in unexpected ways and what other cities should know about tackling large-scale urban renewal work.

Posted May 29, 2019

Changing the Odds (2019)

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This report — a follow-up to Changing the Odds: The Race for Results in Atlanta — focuses on promising policies and approaches that, if enacted on a larger scale, could help dismantle the systemic barriers that have kept too many Atlantans of color from reaching their full potential.

Posted May 13, 2019

Push to Strengthen Black Entrepreneurship in Atlanta Receives $1 Million Boost

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In BeltLine communities, AWBI is using multiple strategies to spur economic activity and opportunities for local African-American businesses.

The Atlanta Wealth Building Initiative (AWBI) has received a $1 million grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. This investment — coupled with support from Annie E. Casey Foundation and the Kendeda Fund — will advance the initiative’s efforts to bolster African-American entrepreneurship in Atlanta while also closing the city’s racial wealth gap.

Posted May 6, 2019

A Closer Look: The Generation Work Partnership in Seattle

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Young people receiving on-the-job training

This post examines the unique challenges and opportunities of the Annie E. Casey Foundation's Generation Work partnership in Seattle. It is part of a series that is devoted to checking in on each of the five Generation Work sites. 

Posted May 6, 2019

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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?