Launched in 1994, this seven-year community-change initiative developed residents who could lead local organizations and build partnerships with funders and other community groups. Many of the lessons and relationships forged during this time paved the way for the emergence of Making Connections.
Federal statistics updated through 2018 reveal the continuing, decades-long decline in youth arrests for violent crimes. However, despite such progress, racial disparities in arrest rates persist. Learn more.
Investment in Baltimore is highly concentrated in ways that reinforce historic racial and economic inequality. In a new report, read how one major community development project has boosted capital flowing into a largely Black community in the city’s east side.
This paper summarizes the literature and provides start-up advice for aligning public, private and philanthropic resources interested in “collective impact” when making community-wide changes for kids and families.
This issue of Casey Connects tells how the Foundation is ramping up efforts to help low-income families succeed. Smaller stories include a note of recognition page, a conference spotlight and a look at how one county in Oregon is making fairer detention decisions in the wake of Casey-led juvenile justice reforms.
This issue of Casey Connects uses KIDS COUNT Data Book statistics to examine how American families are faring in the wake of welfare reform. A second story spotlights a Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative site that has successfully written race and ethnicity out of the detention decision equation. Smaller stories highlight Casey-celebrated movers and shakers, the importance of cultural competence in connecting workers to jobs and lessons from the Foundation’s Rebuilding Communities Initiative.
This paper is intended to reflect and capture the lessons learned in the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Rebuilding Communities Initiative, a seven-year initiative launched in 1994 to provide support to help transform troubled, destitute neighborhoods into safe, supportive and productive environments for children and their families.