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.
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.
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.
A new tool kit, funded in part by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, guides workforce development professionals on building ties with employers so they can work collaboratively to help people find sustainable employment and meet local hiring needs.
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.
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.