The Culture of Money

The Impact of Race, Ethnicity, and Color on the Implementation of Asset-Building Strategies

Brief

This report, prepared for the Casey Foundation, provides a new lens for understanding the cultural, historic, and economic factors that impact consumer choice in target communities of color. It emphasizes the critical importance of developing an accurate profile of a program’s target audience or market before designing implementation strategies. It also provides examples of how community-level practitioners and program managers have considered racial and ethnic dynamics and adapted mainstream strategies to their clientele.

January 1, 2006

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Building Family Economic Success: Workforce Development

Brief

Fact: A growing number of jobs in America do not pay family-sustaining wages. This two-page primer hits the issue’s highlights and tells how the Annie E. Casey Foundation is working to reverse this trend by supporting efforts that connect low-skilled adults to well-paying jobs with career potential. 

August 1, 2005

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Rural Family Economic Success

Earn it, Keep it, Grow It

Brief

This overview describes how Casey’s framework for family economic success can work in rural America.

February 17, 2006

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Building Family Economic Success: Financial Services

Brief

This two-page fact shares ideas on helping low-income, working families avoid financial pitfalls while building brighter futures (assets and savings included!). It is one installment in a 10-part series that shares how the Foundation is helping to economically empower families across the country.          

August 1, 2005

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Youth and Work

Restoring Teen and Young Adult Connections to Opportunity

Policy Report

This KIDS COUNT policy report suggests that business, government, philanthropy and communities must come together to create opportunities and build a stronger workforce.

March 1, 2012

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The Center for Working Families FES

Helping Families Achieve Economic Success

Brief

This brief provides an overview of the Center for Working Families’ framework and goals. The Center for Working Families® (CWF) is an approach to help low-income families reach financial stability and move up the economic ladder.

January 1, 2006

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Two Generations Benefit from Casey’s Atlanta Efforts

Blog Post

The Atlanta Civic Site is helping support organizations like The Center for Working Families, Inc. as part of a two-generation strategy to address parents’ and children’s challenges simultaneously in order to break the cycle of poverty that often passes from generation to generation. Learn about the work being done there by Marilyn Winn, a program associate who used to the center to get back on her feet after struggling with addiction.

February 8, 2013

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Work, Education and Income

Initiative

Investments aimed at linking individuals disconnected from the workforce or school to opportunities for jobs, education and achieving the American Dream.

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Center for Working Families

Initiative

An effective strategy to assist low-income individuals and families with reaching financial stability and moving up the economic ladder.

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Financial Well-Being

Initiative

Strategies to help individuals and families build financial assets and become adept at managing their money responsibly.

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