The Culture of Money

The Impact of Race, Ethnicity, and Color on the Implementation of Asset-Building Strategies

Brief

This report, prepared for the Casey Foundation, provides a new lens for understanding the cultural, historic, and economic factors that impact consumer choice in target communities of color. It emphasizes the critical importance of developing an accurate profile of a program’s target audience or market before designing implementation strategies. It also provides examples of how community-level practitioners and program managers have considered racial and ethnic dynamics and adapted mainstream strategies to their clientele.

January 1, 2006

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Building Family Economic Success: Workforce Development

Brief

Fact: A growing number of jobs in America do not pay family-sustaining wages. This two-page primer hits the issue’s highlights and tells how the Annie E. Casey Foundation is working to reverse this trend by supporting efforts that connect low-skilled adults to well-paying jobs with career potential. 

August 1, 2005

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Rural Family Economic Success

Earn it, Keep it, Grow It

Brief

This overview describes how Casey’s framework for family economic success can work in rural America.

February 17, 2006

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Building Family Economic Success: Financial Services

Brief

This two-page fact shares ideas on helping low-income, working families avoid financial pitfalls while building brighter futures (assets and savings included!). It is one installment in a 10-part series that shares how the Foundation is helping to economically empower families across the country.          

August 1, 2005

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Audience Group

Families

Nearly 24 million children have parents without full-time jobs, and many others earn too little to help their families flourish. We invest in finding ways to connect parents to economic opportunity so that the family can thrive.

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Blog Post

Atlanta Civic Site: The Importance of Partners

Our work in the Atlanta Civic Site relies on a number of partners to promote academic success for kids and economic opportunities for parents and to transform neighborhoods. Learn more about the many organizations and agencies that help children, families and communities thrive.

November 19, 2013

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Casey in Seattle

Creating Successful Futures for Children and Families

Brochure

Seattle was the home of UPS founder Jim Casey and his siblings, who created the Annie E. Casey Foundation in honor of their mother and committed it to serving disadvantaged kids. This publication features some of the Casey projects and partnerships that reflect that commitment, including Seattle Jobs Initiative, a decade-long effort to link low-income men and women with a living wage; Making Connections White Center, which demonstrates how communities and residents can lead efforts to improve tough neighborhoods; and Thrive by Five, a public-private partnership that aims to improve, expand and promote early childhood education in the state.

January 1, 2007

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The Center for Working Families FES

Helping Families Achieve Economic Success

Brief

This brief provides an overview of the Center for Working Families’ framework and goals. The Center for Working Families® (CWF) is an approach to help low-income families reach financial stability and move up the economic ladder.

January 1, 2006

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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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