The Eye of the Storm

Ten Years on the Front Lines of New Futures

Report

This report candidly recalls Casey’s first attempt at system reform efforts at the community level. Through reflections from two of the leaders, the truth about this failed attempt becomes apparent along with the lessons that carried forward in Casey’s future community change work. 

January 1, 1999

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Residential Instability and the McKinney-Vento Homeless Children and Education Program

What We Know, Plus Gaps in Research

Report

The McKinney-Vento Education for Homeless Children and Youth program promises services and support to help homeless students succeed. This report spells out what we know — and all that we do not know — about the program’s impact on academic outcomes since its creation in 1987. It ends with an urgent call to fill in an array of research gaps so that policymakers can make informed decisions about the program's future and its capacity to ease the burden of residential instability on today’s youth.           

May 1, 2010

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The Power of Plain Talk

Exploring One Program's Influence on the Adolescent Reproductive Health Field

Report

Plain Talk is a community-based, parental involvement program aimed at reducing teen pregnancy. This report summarizes results from interviews with leaders in the teen sexuality field regarding Plain Talk’s effectiveness and chances of being replicated on a larger scale. 

May 1, 2006

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Resident Involvement in Community Change

The Experiences of Two Initiatives

Report

Involving people in local neighborhood change creates problems as well as better solutions, as this report demonstrates through an examination of Casey's Plain Talk and Community Change for Youth Development philanthropy projects. 

June 1, 1999

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Understanding the State of Knowledge of Youth Engagement Financing and Sustainability

Report

This report provides critical information on the costs, funding sources, financing strategies and sustainability of youth engagement programs. It outlines clear ways for funders get involved — including an urgent call to mobilize experts who can help these programs secure long-term, financial success. The end goal is simple: Give these programs the advantage that they need to continue empowering youth to shape their lives, strengthen their communities and build a brighter tomorrow.         

October 18, 2008

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Money Pals, Part One

Being Cool with Cash

Practice Guide

This workbook is designed to teach children in foster care, ages 8 to 11, practical skills about using money,

June 17, 2002

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Caregiver’s Handbook for Money Pals

Being Cool with Cash and I Know Where I'm Going

Practice Guide

Written for caregivers of foster youth, this guide gives concrete direction in teaching financial skills to help foster kids find their dreams and have the money to make them reality.  

June 17, 2002

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I Know Where I’m Going, Part One

But Will My Cash Keep Up

Practice Guide

This guide, written for teenagers in foster care, provides the knowledge and skills necessary to be financially savvy and able to save for your future. 

June 17, 2002

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I Know Where I’m Going, Part Two

But Will My Cash Keep Up?

Practice Guide

This workbook, part of a 2-book set, is designed to stimulate conversations with foster children, ages 12 to 15, about investing money, being a savvy shopper and using a credit card.

June 17, 2002

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