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.
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.
Changing the Odds: Progress and Promise in Atlanta highlights innovative policies and approaches community leaders are using to ensure all residents can access the opportunities necessary for them to fully contribute to, and benefit from, the city’s growing economy.
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.
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.
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.