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Commentary Explores the Role of Technology in Evidence-Based Interventions

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In a commentary for the journal Prevention Science, the Casey's Cynthia Weaver and 3C Institute’s Melissa DeRosier share insights on uniting technology, program developers and community members to enhance data access for programs that are applying their interventions within large public systems.

Posted January 16, 2020

Integrating Executive-Skills Building Into Workforce Programs

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New resources funded by the Annie E. Casey Foundation offer insights on an approach to workforce development that seeks to strengthen young people’s executive skills — the cognitive abilities needed to set goals, develop plans and follow through on them.  

Posted January 12, 2020

Community Canvassing Program Connects Atlantans With Workforce Training

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An innovative door-to-door community canvassing pilot in Atlanta’s Neighborhood Planning Unit V (NPU-V) is harnessing the power of face-to-face contact to connect residents with employment opportunities. Learn more about local workforce-training programs.

 

 

Posted January 7, 2020

Reports Explore Helping Young Parents Juggle Work and School

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Two reports funded by the Annie E. Casey Foundation explore the benefits and challenges that young parents experience when they are working while in school or training. The publications, released by the Urban Institute, highlight the need for policies and programs that help young parents manage their busy schedules and afford their educations.

Posted December 8, 2019

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Big Ideas for Job Creation

How best to address the nation's unemployment rate? Thirteen of the country's most innovative thinkers offer big ideas worthy of consideration and potential investment.

Improving Access to Public Benefits

Not all families are able to gain access to the benefits for which they are eligible. What can funders, communities and the government do to connect low-income families to these supports.