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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Faith in Communities

Blog Post

The Annie E. Casey Foundation seeks to help faith-based organizations, such as the Providence In-town Churches Association Food Pantry, improve and expand how they serve community members in need.

July 18, 2011

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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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Program Area

Community Change

Improving the neighborhoods where kids and their families live by promoting access to good schools, affordable homes and job opportunities.

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Program Area

Civic Sites

Communities where the Foundation has hometown ties and introduces innovative strategies that integrate the best programs and promising approaches for serving children and their families.

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Weathering the Recession

The Financial Crisis and Family Wealth Changes in Low-Income Neighborhoods

Report

The recent financial crisis has shown the importance of asset building. This report sheds light on how families fared during the Great Recession, looking at those living in low-income neighborhoods who may see disproportionate effects from the crisis.

January 1, 2012

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Working Hard for the Money

Trends in Women's Employment, 1970 to 2008

Report

This report, which spans nearly 40 years of women's employment trends, is the first major study of women's employment trends to tease out differences between rural and urban women's work.

January 1, 2008

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Bringing Promise to Washington, D.C.

The DC Promise Neighborhood Initiative

Brief

Working with partners ranging from residents to businesses to schools to assistance agencies, this Washington, D.C. collaborative is establishing the groundwork to keep kids healthy and in school from cradle to college. 

January 1, 2012

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