On the Ground in Iowa

Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative

A national and state-based initiative that unites the people, public systems and resources necessary to help young people transition from foster care to adulthood.


A group of child advocacy and research organizations representing every state and using data to promote smart policies on issues ranging from child welfare and juvenile justice to education and economic opportunity. 

Center for Working Families

An effective strategy to assist low-income individuals and families with reaching financial stability and moving up the economic ladder.

Lessons From Iowa

Center for Working Families at Community Colleges

Clearing the Financial Barriers to Student Success, Case Studies


These case studies show how the Center for Working Families helped low-income students in 5 Community College programs complete their degrees.

January 5, 2012

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Iowa Celebrates Attendance Awareness Month

Blog Post

Learn about Up, Up, and Attend — the super-hero themed attendance awareness campaign that is being used in Grade-Level Reading (GLR) communities throughout the United States.

October 1, 2013

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Many Strategies, One Goal: Empowering Residents

Believing resident involvement is critical to lasting community change, the Casey Foundation has employed a variety of strategies to engage residents in shaping solutions to local challenges and to connect them to each other and the resources they need.

May 1, 2007

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Undercounted, Underserved

Immigrant and Refugee Families in the Child Welfare System


This report focuses on the needs of immigrant and refugee children in the child welfare system.

January 1, 2006

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