Nearly 24 million children have parents without full-time jobs, and many others earn too little to help their families flourish. We invest in finding ways to connect parents to economic opportunity so that the family can thrive.
In this report the reader gets an overview of how the East Baltimore Revitalization Initiative created jobs and contracting work for low-income people of color, women and local Baltimore businesses during a huge community redevelopment project. The report includes lessons learned about incorporating the strategies of economic inclusion into community development, which places the East Baltimore initiative’s efforts within a national context.
William "Bill" Emmons, the lead economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, talks with the Casey Foundation about household income and wealth and the roles that race, age and education play in shaping family savings, debts and assets. Emmons also explains how changes in the economy have made it harder for young adults and families to build wealth in America today.
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.
In California’s Santa Cruz County, juvenile justice leaders found that young people on probation were not earning high school credits or graduating at the same rates as their general population peers. To learn more about the issue and how to address it, probation officials turned to the Plan-Do-Study-Act method — a keystone of the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Results Count™ leadership development approach.
This report, intended for child welfare leaders and staff, tells how two county agencies applied Continuous Quality Improvement processes to improve their decision-making processes and achieve better outcomes for children and families in their care.
The Annie E. Casey Foundation has developed a downloadable tool kit to help child welfare leaders, advocates, private providers and others talk about how the Family First Prevention Services Act can help improve outcomes for children and families.
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.