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.
Working with the Annie E. Casey Foundation, Colorado's Jefferson County Division of Children, Youth, Families and Adult Protective Services has enhanced decision making at its earliest possible point: When children are referred to authorities because of suspected abuse or neglect.
Gig jobs are on the rise. It’s an evolution that Sarah Currid, managing director of Samaschool, knows well. The Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Lisa Hamilton recently spoke with Currid about this work and innovative ways to help low-income workers leverage gig jobs to build a brighter, stronger future for their families.
The Annie E. Casey and William T. Grant foundations are hosting a webinar on April 25, 2019, to explore how child welfare leaders can use the Family First Prevention Services Act to achieve equitable outcomes for children and families.