Transformational Relationships for Youth Success

Brief

This seven-page brief shares lessons culled from more than 80 interviews with organizations, their workers and the youth that they support. Readers will learn about the pivotal and powerful difference that a strong relationship can make in a young person’s life and precisely what professionals and public systems can do to support these vital connections.

January 8, 2018

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Young People Help to Reshape Workforce Development in Baltimore

Blog Post

Young people in Baltimore desire rewarding careers that create opportunities for their families and communities. Yet, clear barriers — including a lack of information about viable prospects and support resources — stand in their path, according to a new report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation.

January 3, 2018

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Reshaping Workforce Development in Baltimore

Ensuring Community Voice and Expertise Guide Us

Report

In Baltimore, organizations were hitting hurdles in their efforts to connect young people to training and job opportunities. Enter the Annie E. Casey Foundation, which invested in a participatory research pilot to capture both authentic community voices and the employment experiences of local youth. This report shares what the Casey Foundation learned from Baltimore residents — both interviewees and consultants — and delivers a road map for implementing similar research and engagement models.

January 3, 2018

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Carla Javits is Focused on Jobs (Millions of Them)

Blog Post

Carla Javits, recently spoke to Casey’s Lisa Hamilton about REDF’s mission and impact. Their conversation explores how the traditional workforce system fails to address serious employment barriers and how social enterprises can step in to help.

December 20, 2017

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Opportunity Passport Helps Young People Exiting Foster Care Achieve Economic Gains

Blog Post

The Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative’s Opportunity Passport™ matched-savings program supports young people who are transitioning from foster care into adulthood by helping them secure employment and increase their financial capability. Yet, the economic progress that a young person experiences varies by their race, ethnicity and group placement or foster care placement history, according to a new report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation.

December 4, 2017

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