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 post focuses on the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Generation Work™ partnership in Indianapolis. It is one installment in a broader series that explores how each partnership is working to position young people — especially youth and young adults of color and those from low-income communities — for workplace success.
While most jobs require some college or postsecondary training, nearly 23 million Americans older than age 25 lack a high school degree or equivalent credential. The good news? Career pathway programs — which combine adult learning and job training — can help.
Lisa Hamilton, president and CEO of the Annie E. Casey Foundation, issued a statement after federal authorities failed to notify state child protective services about the needs of children who would be affected.
In May 2018, Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland announced an ambitious effort — called the 800 Initiative — to help 800 of the city’s burgeoning black-owned businesses grow their revenue by $50 million. Learn about the promising results.