Children experience the stresses of poverty alongside their parents, with long-term consequences for their development. Tackling the challenges they face concurrently can have a much greater impact on their well-being as a whole family.
Communities where the Foundation has hometown ties and introduces innovative strategies that integrate the best programs and promising approaches for serving children and their families.
Weaving together programs and services that support kids and their parents to respond to their needs at the same time
Creating high-quality learning environments for kids from birth and into their school years to help them succeed
The ability to read well by the end of third grade is a predictor of success in school and life.
Children and families in high-poverty areas frequently lack access to the education and health services that are essential to healthy child development.
Connecting parents and other low-income individuals to job training, education, financial counseling and other services to help them become financially stable
Low-income workers struggle to earn enough to support their families. Finding jobs that pay well and having access to programs and services for child health care, food, income supplements and other necessities can help families make ends meet.
The right education and training can bridge the gap between prospective workers and employers in high-demand industries such as health and construction.
Creating safe communities with strong resident leaders and access to work and educational opportunities, affordable housing and recreational spaces
Building and investing in public, private and community partnerships to improve education, job opportunities, health and neighborhoods for Baltimore City’s kids and families.
Building public, private and community partnerships to improve education, job opportunities, health and neighborhoods for Atlanta kids and families in low-income communities.
In a ceremony attended by Baltimore’s mayor and other dignitaries, a new playground built by hundreds of volunteers opened today in Eager Park, a green space in the heart of East Baltimore.
The Casey Foundation is seeking candidates in child- and family-serving fields in the Atlanta area for an intensive program to prepare leaders to boost third-grade reading proficiency. To apply for the program, candidates must complete a full application online by 5 p.m. EST, Friday, July 14, 2017. The 13-month leadership program will begin in December 2017.
In collaboration with community partners, the Casey Foundation recently launched (ad)Vantage Point — a program developed by local artist Fahamu Pecou to provide young men of color from Maynard Jackson High School with an opportunity to share their experiences and perspectives using art.