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.
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.
After exiting foster care, Tiffany struggled to care for her two twin boys. In this blog post, she reflects on her journey from hard times to a brighter future, courtesy of the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s LEAP program.
More than 100 researchers, evaluators, funders, providers and other experts gathered in Balitmore to discuss strategies for evaluating two-generation work and the challenges of building evidence for these approaches.
Like the children in their care, kin and foster parents need to find ways of experiencing strong feelings without becoming overwhelmed. They must also take care of themselves — physically, psychologically, emotionally and spiritually.