Brief

Atlanta, Georgia, is a Casey Foundation Civic Site, home to UPS and the Foundation’s Board of Trustees. Casey’s long-term investment in Atlanta focuses on five neighborhoods where challenges include high rates of poverty, tough employment barriers and a home foreclosure crisis. This article shows how the Atlanta Civic Site instituted Casey's signature two-generation strategy to help parents and children break the cycle of poverty while introducing us to several families that have been helped. 

December 2, 2009

In This Report, You’ll Learn

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    How Casey’s two-generation approach works.

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    How the Atlanta Civic Site investment has helped participant families.

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    How the Casey Foundation partnered with others to increase its impact in helping low-income families.

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    Who has been helped by the Atlanta Civic Site team.

Key Takeaway

The Center for Working Families' free tax preparation program helped people receive a total of $6,022,914.

Since 2005, the Atlanta Center for Working Families, supported by Casey, placed participants in 1,500 jobs and connected 6,052 residents with benefits adding $5,628,258 to their incomes. The Center for Working Families' free tax preparation program helped more than 1,000 people access the Earned Income Tax Credit and receive a total of $6,022,914.

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