This initiative was the first national effort to address the urgent need to recruit, train and retain human services workers qualified to make decisions that affect disadvantaged kids and families. In 2005, the Cornerstone Consulting Group assumed leadership of the initiative, developing Cornerstones for Kids.
As part of The Annie E. Casey Foundation’s two-year Workforce Narrative project, this report provides a framework for investing in workforce development policies and programs.
As part of The Annie E. Casey Foundation’s two-year Workforce Narrative project, this report provides a framework for investing in workforce development policies and programs. This report provides historical and economic rationale for increased workforce development investment; as well as possible economic challenges and opportunities for future workforce development.
This issue of AdvoCasey examines the pervasive neglect of human services workers in America. It’s centerpiece — a feature rooted in Greenville, South Carolina — goes beyond the statistics to share real stories about how these workers are struggling and what this means for the kids and families they serve.
AdvoCasey is a seasonal publication; each themed issue spotlights programs and policies that have made measurable differences in the lives of kids and families.
This issue of Casey Connects examines how America’s working poor pay more for staples and shares the Foundation’s recommendations for eliminating the devastating surcharge. Smaller stories introduce the Foundation’s multiyear Human Services Workforce Initiative and spotlight Casey-celebrated movers and shakers.
Casey surveys the social service workers tackling the human service industry and reports on the biggest challenges they face at the time of this report. The report follows Casey as we assemble enough information to understand the issues that compromise frontline services delivery and to frame an informed and actionable agenda.