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.
In this report the reader gets an overview of how the East Baltimore Revitalization Initiative created jobs and contracting work for low-income people of color, women and local Baltimore businesses during a huge community redevelopment project. The report includes lessons learned about incorporating the strategies of economic inclusion into community development, which places the East Baltimore initiative’s efforts within a national context.
The Annie E. Casey Foundation has joined Funders for Housing and Opportunity — a collaborative of nine private foundations that is working to improve lives by ensuring that families can afford safe, stable rentals in healthy communities.
Caitlin Lenihan, director of Buffalo Promise Neighborhood's Two-Generation Programs, shares her thoughts on employing a family-centered approach. In this post, she discusses why listening to parents is important, why specific training is necessary and how her organization's family-centered practice has evolved over time.
Researchers at Emory University compared a workforce training program called Atlanta CareerRise to more traditional training approaches. Their review found that Atlanta CareerRise did a better job at helping individuals get hired, stay employed and increase their earnings.
The Annie E. Casey Foundation has released a five-part video training series, called “Engaging Kinship Caregivers” that is designed to help child welfare staff work more effectively with kinship caregivers.
A new handout by the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative shares recommendations for promoting permanence among young people in foster care. This advice utilizes the latest research on adolescent brain development and apply even for young people who may have given up on the idea of legally joining a permanent family.