The National Fund for Workforce Solutions recently awarded four communities nearly $2.4 million in combined grants to promote economic mobility among low-wage workers and address gaps in local workforce systems. Organizations in Atlanta and Baltimore were named as recipients, as well as collaboratives in Cleveland and Syracuse.
Evidence-based programs that improve the lives of residents in white neighborhoods don’t necessarily reap the same results in communities of color. This disconnect drew 21 researchers together in late 2018 to discuss importance of integrating racial and ethnic equity and inclusion into implementation science and practice. The group gave particular attention to the role that a community’s culture, history, values and needs play in a proven program’s success.
Anchor institutions, such as hospitals and universities, can be powerful economic drivers in the communities they serve. In an interview, the University of Chicago's Derek Douglas explores how these organizations can play a stronger role in supporting local kids and families.
In a new podcast episode, the Casey Foundation's Lisa Hamilton interviews Patrick McCarthy as he retires as president and CEO about how the Foundation has changed during this career, what he’s learned along the way and why he has a lot of hope for the nation’s younger generations.
Selma, Alabama — one of six Evidence2Success™ communities — is using a state grant to expand the use of a proven program designed to both strengthen African American families and reduce risky adolescent behavior.