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Young Adults, College Paths and Race: What the Data Say

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Racial and ethnic disparities exist along the pathway to a college degree.

The rate of young adults attending or completing college — 49% in 2016 — is on the rise. Despite this statistic trending in the right direction, deep racial and ethnic disparities persist along the pathway to a college degree.

Posted March 13, 2018

Casey-Funded Report Documents the Criminalization of Poverty

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In Maryland, state and local policies place financial burdens on those who can least afford it. It’s a system that causes unnecessary arrests, criminal charges and the imprisonment of poor people, according to a new Casey-funded study and report. 

Posted March 5, 2018

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Big Ideas for Job Creation

How best to address the nation's unemployment rate? Thirteen of the country's most innovative thinkers offer big ideas worthy of consideration and potential investment.

Improving Access to Public Benefits

Not all families are able to gain access to the benefits for which they are eligible. What can funders, communities and the government do to connect low-income families to these supports.