Two Generations Benefit from Casey’s Atlanta Efforts

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The Atlanta Civic Site is helping support organizations like The Center for Working Families, Inc. as part of a two-generation strategy to address parents’ and children’s challenges simultaneously in order to break the cycle of poverty that often passes from generation to generation. Learn about the work being done there by Marilyn Winn, a program associate who used to the center to get back on her feet after struggling with addiction.

February 8, 2013

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Program Area

Economic Opportunity

Developing pathways for parents to become financially stable and support their children’s healthy development and academic success.

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The High Cost of Being Poor: Essay From the 2003 KIDS COUNT Data Book

Another Perspective on Helping Low-Income Families Get By and Get Ahead

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Working and raising a family is hard, but it’s even harder — and more expensive — when you’re poor. This essay highlights the many ways that low-income households pay more for basic goods and services. It also spells out Casey’s four-pronged plan for helping America’s poorest workers move beyond living paycheck to paycheck to build a brighter — and more financially secure — future.  

January 1, 2003

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Organic Philanthropy

Small Investments, Big Results

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In this report, the Casey Foundation introduces a new approach — Organic Philanthropy — aimed at propelling and sustaining positive community change. Readers will see this practice in action, as Casey recounts how it leveraged local resources and modest seed money to revitalize and expand aid for disadvantaged families in Native American and Southern-border communities.  

January 1, 2009

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The 2011 KIDS COUNT Data Book

State Profiles of Child Well-Being

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According to data released by the Annie E. Casey Foundation in its 2011 KIDS COUNT ® Data Book, over the past decade there has been a significant decline in economic well-being for low-income children and families. Data also reveal the impact of the job and foreclosure crisis on children. This year's message explores how children and families are faring in the wake of the recession and why it matters to help kids reach their full potential to become part of a robust economy and society. To find more information related to the KIDS COUNT Data Book, or to create your own customized maps, graphs, or charts, visit the KIDS COUNT Data Center.

January 1, 2011

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Ten Years of the EITC Movement

Making Work Pay Then and Now

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This report discusses why the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) is an important credit for America’s working families because it encourages work and reduces poverty.

April 1, 2011

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A Reference Manual for Child Tax Benefits

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This report summarizes the available tax benefits for different family structures, how each child policy is structured, the deductions or credits allowed and what changes to the tax code might be coming. 

April 1, 2011

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Building Family Economic Success: Work Supports

Brief

Work supports can play a vital role in helping low-income families bridge the gap between insufficient paychecks and basic expenses. The catch? Households must know about and enroll in these important programs. The reality? Many eligible families are missing out — and suffering undue financial instability as a result. This fact sheet spotlights why work supports are so important and how the Annie E. Casey Foundation is promoting their utilization among America’s neediest families.

August 1, 2005

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