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.
First, the Annie E. Casey Foundation created Embracing Equity, a seven-step guide focused on helping organizations advance race equity. Now, in partnership with race equity experts, the Foundation has produced a new set of resources aimed at helping social-sector organizations navigate every step of this seven-part journey.
For many low-income parents, the absence of affordable, quality child care can push dreams of continuing school or landing a family-sustaining job far out of reach. One potential difference maker? Workforce development boards.
Crossing paths with a public system sets off a discouraging domino effect for families — one that can persist for generations. Consider Nebraska, where 48% of young kids with foster care experience have at least one parent who also navigated a public system in their youth. The good news? Help is coming.