Report

Jobs and Race

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.  

Published April 17, 2017

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Reentry and Barriers to Employment

This report covers the challenging terrains of incarceration, reentry and work. It draws on expert interviews, dozens of resources and two decades of strategic investments by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. Readers will learn what employment barriers people commonly face after exiting prison or jail and how to help these individuals pursue — and maintain — family-supporting jobs.    

Published November 19, 2016

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Blog Post

A New Approach to Preparing Young Adults for Jobs

A key component of the Foundation’s new Generation Work initiative is the use of positive youth development strategies. This post highlights the core principles of such strategies, which actively engage young people in learning and provide them with opportunities, such as on-the-job training or mentoring, that help foster their success.

Published April 15, 2016

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Blog Post

Tips for Collaborating Across Sectors to Achieve Results

A new working paper shares insights and tips from practitioners and investors involved in multisector efforts to achieve common, focused results that improve the circumstances for kids, families and communities — also known as collective impact.

Published September 26, 2014

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Blog Post

Fresh Strategies for Creating Jobs at Big Ideas for Jobs

The Big Ideas for Jobs project has once again tapped into the minds of some of the brightest experts from a variety of fields to come up with a new set of ideas that can lead to sustainable jobs today. Their proposals span areas of federal policy, industries and entrepreneurship.

Published August 25, 2014

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Blog Post

The Power of Sector Strategies: Meeting the Needs of Workers and Employers

For two decades, the Casey Foundation has supported sector-based workforce development as a strategy for increasing jobs and career opportunities for low-income, low-skilled adults. A new book, Connecting People to Work, charts what the field has learned about this strategy and what lies ahead.

Published June 16, 2014

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Report

More Than a Job

This report outlines and evaluates the results of the Center for Employment Opportunity program, which aims to help former prisoners improve their job prospects and reduce the chances of landing back in jail.

Published January 1, 2012

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Blog Post

Capturing the Big Ideas to Create More Jobs

Big Ideas for Jobs is an online portal where elected officials, as well as business and local leaders, can learn from one another, discover new ideas and develop a community where everyone can highlight what’s working.

Published December 12, 2011

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