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.
The Annie E. Casey Foundation is hosting an Oct. 30 webinar to explore how collective impact strategies have been used to reduce infant mortality and support family well-being in Baltimore, Cincinnati and Cleveland.
The Casey Foundation has created a video training series — Coping With the Unique Challenges of Kinship Care — as a resource for kin caregivers and the child welfare workers who supporting them. Therapist and trainer Joseph Crumbley hosts the sessions.
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 Atlanta’s Adair Park neighborhood, development pressure and revitalization are putting affordable housing out of reach for many residents. Enter the Annie E. Casey Foundation and its partners, who are working to transform a local apartment building into modern, affordable one- and two-bedroom apartments for low-income families.
This report reminds policymakers and child advocates of the barriers that young families face. It examines national and state-level trends — highlighting areas of opportunity and concern — and then shares potential solutions that can help these families thrive.