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.
Investing in Innovation reflects on the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s experience with Family Economic Success - Early Childhood Education — a two-generation initiative aimed at breaking the cycle of poverty. The report shares valuable lessons and advice for funders who may be interested in supporting this field of work.
Healthy attachments with caregivers enable children to develop a positive sense of self and explore and participate in the world around them. ARC Reflections, a free training curriculum for foster parents and kin caregivers, helps adults build these vital healthy attachments with kids in their care.
This report, designed to aid funders, shares lessons and recommendations that are based on the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s experience with a two-generation initiative aimed at breaking the cycle of poverty.
Many of the nation's 18 million children who are in immigrant families were being threatened with separation from their parents, denial of access to basic services and dangerously rising levels of stress resulting from fears that any knock at the front door could result in a horrible, life-changing experience.