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.
A new webinar explores prosecutor-led efforts to reform the juvenile justice system by implementing measures that are less adversarial and less punitive. Prosecutors as Leaders of Reform features three prosecutors from JDAI® jurisdictions who are using the power of their offices to advance rehabilitation, fairness, equity and accountability.
For children and families of historically underrepresented communities, evidence-based programs that draw on cultural roots offer the greatest opportunities for success. This realization informs the work of Little Holy One, a project that utilizes a culturally oriented approach to curtail youth substance abuse and suicide at Montana’s Fort Peck Reservation.
In late 2019, Baltimore City Public Schools began to educate staff about racial equity and the historic barriers that students of color have faced. The work is part of a broader district policy — adopted in June 2019 — that aims to implement an equity framework, in which officials work to remedy systemic issues that affect students of color.
Two evaluation reports document how communities participating in the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Family-Centered Community Change™ initiative have grappled with broad trends in housing, education and transportation as they pursue new approaches to strengthening families.