Nearly 24 million children have parents without full-time jobs, and many others earn too little to help their families flourish. We invest in finding ways to connect parents to economic opportunity so that the family can thrive.
In this report the reader gets an overview of how the East Baltimore Revitalization Initiative created jobs and contracting work for low-income people of color, women and local Baltimore businesses during a huge community redevelopment project. The report includes lessons learned about incorporating the strategies of economic inclusion into community development, which places the East Baltimore initiative’s efforts within a national context.
A new infographic offers a glimpse into some of these accomplishments from the Foundation’s 2017 investments. 2017 Making a Difference offers selected data points under the Foundation’s four strategy areas: family, opportunity, community and strategies for scale.
Henrietta Muñoz, senior vice president of research and evaluation at United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County, shares her thoughts on adopting a family-centered practice. In this post, she discusses the values driving this work, training recommendations and how family-centered approaches intersect with evidence-based service models.
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.
Reinvesting in Atlanta’s African-American entrepreneurs can serve as a pathway to building community wealth, according to a new report from Prosperity Now, a nonprofit dedicated to building wealth for those in need.