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Annie E. Casey Foundation, 2016
The Annie E. Casey Foundation's "2016 KIDS COUNT Data Book" finds today's youth--Generation Z--are healthier and completing high school on time despite mounting economic inequality and increasingly unaffordable college tuition. Aided by smart policies and investments in prevention, a record number of teens are making positive choices.…
Descriptors: Child Welfare, Economic Impact, Annual Reports, Well Being
Annie E. Casey Foundation, 2015
This report tells the story of the CDFI Leadership Learning Network, a Casey Foundation initiative to equip leaders of community development finance institutions with the tools of results-based leadership (RBL). The Foundation shares lessons learned from the network, core RBL concepts and profiles of CDFI leaders as they apply RBL skills and tools…
Descriptors: Community Development, Community Services, Financial Services, Money Management
Annie E. Casey Foundation, 2015
The Oliver community, only a couple of miles northeast of the city's business core, is just a sliver of East Baltimore that could be easily overlooked. Once a stable neighborhood filled with sturdy brick row houses, thriving churches and small businesses, Oliver declined--along with much of the city--over the course of several decades, beginning…
Descriptors: Urban Areas, Urban Renewal, Cooperative Planning, Agency Cooperation
Annie E. Casey Foundation, 2015
Several organizations in the 53-member KIDS COUNT network and many other Casey grantees and partners have taken on the challenge of making race equity a priority of their work, providing lessons for other organizations as they begin this process. This first case study focuses on the importance of organizing community conversations about race as a…
Descriptors: Racial Bias, Racial Attitudes, Discourse Communities, Discourse Analysis
Annie E. Casey Foundation, 2015
The Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative has spent 14 years working with young people with foster care experience, engaging them to help identify what they need to transition successfully to adulthood. Consistently, young people have emphasized that their foster care experiences are far from normal. What they need--but too often do not…
Descriptors: Foster Care, Adolescent Development, Family Environment, Family Relationship
Williams, Janelle; Torian, Sarah – Annie E. Casey Foundation, 2015
Casey has invested in several southwest Atlanta communities for more than 10 years. This report explores how race and community of residence continue to create barriers that keep the city's kids, particularly those of color, from reaching their full potential. The report highlights three key areas that support or thwart children's healthy…
Descriptors: Barriers, Racial Discrimination, Disadvantaged Environment, Educational Experience
Annie E. Casey Foundation, 2015
The "KIDS COUNT Data Book" is an annual publication that assesses child well-being nationally and across the 50 states, as well as in the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. Using an index of 16 indicators, the report ranks states on overall child well-being and in economic well-being, education, health and family and community. The…
Descriptors: Well Being, Child Welfare, Economic Factors, Access to Education
Annie E. Casey Foundation, 2014
Advancing race equity and inclusion can sometimes seem daunting and often leaves many wondering how and where to start. One way to achieve social change in an organization is to incorporate race equity and inclusion at every stage of work. The seven steps in this guide provide a clear framework for undertaking this important work. This tool adds…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Racial Integration, Guides, Organizational Theories
Gencer, Arin – Annie E. Casey Foundation, 2014
Nearly half of the nation's families with young children struggle to make ends meet. A new KIDS COUNT policy report makes the case for creating opportunity for families by addressing the needs of parents and their children simultaneously. "Creating Opportunity for Families: A Two-Generation Approach" describes a new approach to reducing…
Descriptors: Poverty Programs, Family Programs, Early Childhood Education, Program Descriptions
Annie E. Casey Foundation, 2014
Each year since 1990, the Annie E. Casey Foundation has published the KIDS COUNT Data Book to track the well-being of children nationally and in every state. When the first Data Book was launched 25 years ago, the hope was that it would raise public awareness and build public commitment to invest in solutions to ensure that each and every child…
Descriptors: Children, Well Being, Child Development, Poverty
Annie E. Casey Foundation, 2014
In this policy report, the Annie E. Casey Foundation explores the intersection of kids, race, and opportunity. The report features the new Race for Results index, which compares how children are progressing on key milestones across racial and ethnic groups at the national and state level. The index is based on 12 indicators that measure a…
Descriptors: African Americans, American Indians, Asian Americans, Pacific Americans
Annie E. Casey Foundation, 2014
Today's children are our nation's hope for building a strong future economy and thriving society. One of the key milestones on the path to success is learning to read in the early grades. As documented in the Casey Foundation's reports "Early Warning: Why Reading by the End of Third Grade Matters" and "Early Warning Confirmed,"…
Descriptors: Reading Skills, Elementary School Students, Grade 4, Reading Achievement
Annie E. Casey Foundation, 2013
A sea change is underway in the nation's approach to dealing with young people who get in trouble with the law. Although the country still leads the industrialized world in the rate at which it locks up young people, the youth confinement rate in the United States is rapidly declining. In 2010 this rate reached a new 35-year low, with almost every…
Descriptors: Youth, Crime, Juvenile Justice, Social Indicators
Annie E. Casey Foundation, 2013
Decades of research have provided strong evidence of what an integrated early childhood system should look like. Several groups, including the Alliance for Early Success, have outlined research-backed state and local policies that can move systems closer to meeting this goal. In fact, many states and communities across the country have already put…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Family Programs, Access to Education, Access to Health Care
Annie E. Casey Foundation, 2013
Making Connections was the Annie E. Casey Foundation's signature place-based, community-change initiative of the 2000s. It sought to build on previous work and launch an effort focused firmly on the framework of family strengthening. The Foundation started Making Connections in 22 places, focusing eventually on first 10, then seven sites. It…
Descriptors: Family Involvement, Change Strategies, Program Development, Program Implementation
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