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Comparing First to Last in the Economic Well-Being Ranks

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Four out of the last five years, the KIDS COUNT Data Book has ranked North Dakota first and Mississippi last in economic well-being. These rankings suggest contrasting landscapes of economic opportunity and stability.

Posted June 21, 2017

Webinar: Gig Workers and the Public Workforce System


Join the Annie E. Casey Foundation for a webinar on July 18 devoted to exploring the role that public workforce systems can play in supporting job seekers and employers as they navigate the rise of the gig economy.

Posted June 20, 2017

Project QUEST: Workforce Development That Works

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A multiyear evaluation of Project QUEST, a workforce training program in San Antonio, shows that sector strategies help low-income job seekers develop meaningful careers that lift them out of poverty.

Posted June 16, 2017

Report Identifies Ways to Bolster Financial Coaching

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Funders can maximize the potential of the growing field of financial coaching by investing in strategies to make the practice more inclusive and diverse; increase the use of web-based coaching tools; and improve data collection and outcome measurement, a new report finds.

Posted June 13, 2017

Casey Foundation to Policymakers: Don’t Backtrack on Gains for U.S. Children

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In its 2017 KIDS COUNT Data Book, the Casey Foundation urged state and federal policymakers not to back away from targeted investments that are proving to help U.S. children become healthier, more likely to complete high school and better positioned to contribute to the nation’s economy as adults.

Posted June 13, 2017

Rafael López Envisions a Better National Foster Care System

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Casey’s Lisa Hamilton talks with Rafael López about America’s child welfare system. Their conversation explores the system today, how it works and where it falls short. López also shares ideas aimed at transforming the system to better serve children and families in crisis.

Posted May 30, 2017

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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.