On the Ground in Hawaii

Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative

A national and state-based initiative that unites the people, public systems and resources necessary to help young people transition from foster care to adulthood.


A group of child advocacy and research organizations representing every state and using data to promote smart policies on issues ranging from child welfare and juvenile justice to education and economic opportunity. 

Lessons From Hawaii

Jim Casey Youth Co-Investors

Blog Post

The Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative's work to help young people make successful transitions from foster care to adulthood is supported by a network of co-investors.

July 6, 2014

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Child Poverty Declines After Peaking in 2011

News Release

After the Great Recession, the nation's child poverty rate increased steadily, peaking at 23% in 2011. Since then, the rate has been on a slow decline and, in 2015, reached its lowest level in five years, at which point one out of every five children lived in poverty.

September 16, 2016

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Jim Casey Initiative Names Young Fellows From 12 States

Blog Post

The Annie E. Casey Foundation recently named 12 new Jim Casey Young Fellows, who will be trained in leadership and advocacy skills to help inform the philanthropy's efforts to improve outcomes for youth transitioning from foster care to adulthood.

October 11, 2016

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