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.
This case study is one in a series of briefs that show how local jurisdictions can invest in and use integrated data systems (IDS) to improve policies, programs and practice. This case study presents a public-private partnership in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, using an IDS to design, finance and evaluate a program to help homeless mothers reunite more quickly with their children placed in foster care.
This case study is one in series of briefs that show how to invest in and use integrated data systems (IDS) in local jurisdictions to improve policies, programs and practice. This brief discusses the improved outcomes for children in foster care being created by the states of Wisconsin and Washington through the strategic use of integrated data from their child-focused systems: child welfare, child support enforcement and Temporary Aid to Needy Families (TANF).
Launched in 1995, the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Jobs Initiative aimed to boost employment options for young Americans living in low-income communities in six cities. This report looks at how the initiative’s participating sites approached hiring and retention inequities related to race and ethnicity. Readers will learn the successes and challenges of their efforts to address cultural competence and what strategies the sites developed to expand opportunities for job seekers and workers of color.
The Casey Foundation is seeking proposals for community-based workforce initiatives in East Baltimore to help residents secure quality jobs with local employers. The Foundation’s Baltimore Civic Site will award five to 10 grants of up to $300,000 each to efforts that combine skills training, wraparound services and job placements.