Children experience the stresses of poverty alongside their parents, with long-term consequences for their development. Tackling the challenges they face concurrently can have a much greater impact on their well-being as a whole family.
Communities where the Foundation has hometown ties and introduces innovative strategies that integrate the best programs and promising approaches for serving children and their families.
Weaving together programs and services that support kids and their parents to respond to their needs at the same time
Creating high-quality learning environments for kids from birth and into their school years to help them succeed
The ability to read well by the end of third grade is a predictor of success in school and life.
Children and families in high-poverty areas frequently lack access to the education and health services that are essential to healthy child development.
Connecting parents and other low-income individuals to job training, education, financial counseling and other services to help them become financially stable
Low-income workers struggle to earn enough to support their families. Finding jobs that pay well and having access to programs and services for child health care, food, income supplements and other necessities can help families make ends meet.
The right education and training can bridge the gap between prospective workers and employers in high-demand industries such as health and construction.
Creating safe communities with strong resident leaders and access to work and educational opportunities, affordable housing and recreational spaces
Building and investing in public, private and community partnerships to improve education, job opportunities, health and neighborhoods for Baltimore City’s youth and families.
Working to ensure children and families living in several Southside Atlanta neighborhoods — known collectively as Neighborhood Planning Unit V (NPU-V) — have access to the opportunities needed to thrive: good schools, safe and affordable housing, income and careers.
In Baltimore, many adult learners encountered challenges when the COVID-19 pandemic forced their workforce training and education programs to move online. As a result, the Baltimore Digital Equity Coalition’s (BDEC) Tech Support Hotline stepped in to provide valuable technical support to keep learners engaged.
Over the last several years, the Casey Foundation has supported community-led efforts to prevent violence and promote healing locally. In addition, Casey has invested in national networks that are treating this issue as an urgent public health matter.
As the COVID-19 pandemic rages on, grantees of the Annie E. Casey Foundation in Atlanta and Baltimore — the Foundation’s two civic sites — are helping young people and families address the resulting educational, employment and social pressures they’re facing.