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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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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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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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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Giving Former Prisoners Positive Returns

Blog Post

Read the story of Rodney Evans, a former addict who got his life back on track with help from Project RETURN, a support program for ex-prisoners. The Casey Foundation supports reentry work through programs, policies and practices that improve the employment prospects of former prisoners in an effort to reduce recidivism, increase public safety and improve outcomes for children and families affected by incarceration.

June 20, 2011

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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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The Changing Face of the United States

The Influence of Culture on Early Child Development

Report

In 2007, ZERO TO THREE conducted a literature search focusing on the influence of culture on child development from birth to age 3 years. This paper summarizes the key findings and offers resources for practitioners as they strive to address the needs of a growing and diverse population of infants and toddlers.

January 1, 2008

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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

Report

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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