Two Generations Benefit from Casey’s Atlanta Efforts

Blog Post

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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Double Jeopardy

How Third Grade Reading Skills and Poverty Influence High School Graduation

Report

This report is based on a longitudinal study of nearly 4,000 students over the course of their high school careers. It outlines the problems, and suggests reforms to policy and programs that could resolve them.

January 1, 2012

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Ensuring Success for Young Children

Early Childhood Literacy

Brief

This discussion guide for small foundations explores strategies for supporting nonprofits that provide early childhood education programs and services, especially those that focus on early childhood literacy and reading at grade level by third grade.

November 3, 2008

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Climbing the Ladder of Reading Proficiency

The First Two Years of Atlanta’s Dunbar Learning Complex

Report

This report tells how a group of parents, educators, community-based service providers, funders and education experts created the Dunbar Learning Complex with the goal of permanently changing the path of children living in poverty. It also shares the impact of those efforts on children and their parents two years later.

January 1, 2012

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Early Warning Confirmed

A Research Update on Third-Grade Reading

Report

This report confirms that reading well by third grade affects an individual's success later in life. 

November 29, 2013

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The 2013 KIDS COUNT Data Book

State Trends in Child Well-Being

Report

Tracking 16 indicators of child well-being, the 2013 KIDS COUNT Data Book finds that children in the United States continue to make gains in the areas of education and health despite a growing poverty rate. This year’s Data Book also offers expanded coverage of America’s youngest children, adding to the ongoing national conversation on early childhood education. 

June 24, 2013

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