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.
This tool kit aims to help two-generation initiatives — programs that serve children and families together — harness data in their decision making, funding strategy and service delivery. Supplemental resources include a guiding framework, a brief that identifies elements of data capacity and an infographic that charts progress through the tool kit.
How to Embed a Racial and Ethnic Equity Perspective in Research is a working paper from Child Trends, published with support from the Annie E. Casey Foundation, that suggests how researchers can do more to achieve equitable outcomes for children, families and communities.
In Santa Cruz County, California, Latino youth on probation experienced worse outcomes and higher rates of confinement when compared to their white peers. To address this disparity, the county probation department partnered with a community-based nonprofit to launch a family focused, culturally informed program called FUERTE. And it’s working.
The Annie E. Casey Foundation today released “Children Living in High-Poverty, Low-Opportunity Neighborhoods,” a KIDS COUNT data snapshot that examines where concentrated poverty has worsened across the country despite a long period of national economic expansion.
This snapshot shares the latest data — for the nation and each state — on children growing up in high-poverty areas. It also singles out two important factors, geographic location and race and ethnicity, that shape a child’s risk of living in concentrated poverty. Click here to learn more about children living in concentrated poverty.
Lisa Hamilton interviews Ben Hecht, the president and CEO of Living Cities. Their conversation focuses on America’s urban landscape and explores opportunities to reduce poverty, drive innovation and promote equity and inclusion in cities across the nation. Click here to listen to the episode.