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.
Young people who grow up in low-income households often face steep challenges on the road to adulthood. But three factors — a postsecondary degree, early labor market experience and work-based learning opportunities that include positive relationships with adults — can improve their future success, according to a new report funded by the Annie E. Casey Foundation.
A nonprofit called Friends of the Children, aims to break the cycle of generational poverty by pairing professional mentors with kids who are involved in the child welfare system. A pilot adaptation has taken the program’s support a step further — extending its reach to caregivers — and it’s an approach that seems to be working, according to a yearlong evaluation.
With support from the Annie E. Casey Foundation, a nonprofit in Georgia has helped secure key legislative changes that will strengthen the state’s workforce and create more equitable opportunities for children and families.
The difficult work of delivering integrated services to low-income families has gained some essential guideposts. The source? A newly published evaluation of Casey’s Family Economic Success - Early Childhood Education (FES-ECE) initiative.
In a new podcast episode, the Casey Foundation’s Lisa Hamilton talks with the National Skills Coalition’s Brooke DeRenzis and Rob Garcia about building and sustaining a skilled labor force build and why this work is so important for America’s children, families and future.
The 2020 census is at risk of shortchanging the nation’s official population count by more than 2 million kids younger than age 5, according to experts. It’s an error that could spur serious budgetary shortfalls that carry long-term consequences for children and families.