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Economist Bill Emmons: It’s a Lot Tougher To Be Young These Days

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Economist Bill Emmons

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.

Posted September 25, 2018

Departing Casey President and CEO Talks Change, Challenges and Lessons

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Patrick McCarthy talks about his legacy on CaseyCast

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.

Posted December 19, 2018

Plan-Do-Study-Act Charts a Course for Boosting Graduation Rates Among Youth on Probation

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Probation staff from Santa Cruz, California

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.

Posted February 11, 2019

Better Decisions for Better Results


Better Decisions for Better Results from the Annie E. Casey Foundation

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.

Posted February 5, 2019

New Tool Kit Helps Leaders Communicate the Benefits of Family First Law

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Parents with a young person on a bicycle.

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.

Posted February 3, 2019

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