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An Evaluation of Family Economic Success – Early Childhood Education: Findings from a Two-Generation Approach

o Download The Annie E. Casey Foundation (Foundation) is dedicated to bringing brighter futures to all children with a particular focus on improving the lives of children and families at risk of poor educational, economic, and social outcomes. According to the Center for Poverty Research at the University of California, Davis, one-third to onehalf of […]

Investing in Innovation Reflections on the Family Economic Success-Early Childhood Education Pilots

o Download The Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Family Economic Success-Early Childhood Education (FES-ECE) initiative, launched in October 2013, is rooted in the belief that families do better when programs can offer simultaneous support to children and parents. The report, designed to aid funders, is part of the Casey Foundation’s ongoing commitment to sharing knowledge about […]

Advancing Two-Generation Approaches: Funding to Help Families Succeed

o Download In November 2014, the Annie E. Casey Foundation released Creating Opportunity for Families, which emphasized the close connection between family stability and well-being and a child’s success. Recognizing that kids thrive when their families do, we called for policies and programs that take the entire family into account — what many describe as […]

Advancing Two Generation Approaches: Integrating Data To Support Families

o Download In November 2014, the Annie E. Casey Foundation released Creating Opportunity for Families, which emphasized the close connection between family stability, overall well-being and a child’s success. Recognizing that kids thrive when their families do, Casey called for policies and programs that take the entire family into account — what many describe as […]

Strengthening the Foundation, Strategic Evidence Building for Two Generation Approaches

o Download The past several years have seen a significant resurgence of interest in two-generation approaches as viable interventions for interrupting the intergenerational cycle of poverty and promoting opportunities and successful outcomes for both parents and their children. The field has grown and learned much from the early ventures into two-generation approaches, yet many key […]

Leadership in Action: An Anthology from the Aspen Institute Colorado Children and Families Fellowship

It is our pleasure to share this collection of leadership briefs from the inspiring leaders who make up the first cohort of the Aspen Institute Colorado Children and Families Fellowship. This journey began with a question: What would it take to make Colorado the best place to have a child and raise a thriving family?

A Toolkit for Centering Racial Equity Within Data Integration

This tool kit, developed by a national workgroup of civic data stakeholders, aims to support data sharing and integration done well. It encourages centering racial equity and community voice within the context of data integration and use — and for the benefit of the public good. Packed with strategies, stories, resources and activities, the tool kit aids organizations in deliberately applying a race equity lens when using, disseminating and integrating administrative data for civic purposes. It also runs readers through the six phases of the data life cycle, highlighting both positive and problematic practices as well as real-world examples of work taking place at each stage.

Addressing Implicit Bias, Racial Anxiety, And Stereotype Threat In Education And Health Care

This report, released in the fall of 2014, details the social science that can help us understand the day-to-day dynamics of race and how to alter the circumstances that too often culminate in tragedy.

Notes on a Cultural Strategy for Belonging

Work for justice and liberation requires the inclusion of arts and culture. The Haas Institute’s Notes on A Cultural Strategy report outlines a cultural strategy for belonging that centers the leadership, voices, storytelling, practices, and knowledge of people and communities who are marginalized in our society. It offers resources, evidence, case studies, and a workshop module for cultural strategies that are rooted in the Haas Institute’s Othering & Belonging framework as well as in many successful models of activism and organizing.

Awake to Woke to Work: Building A Racial Equity Culture

In a sector focused on improving social outcomes across a wide range of issues, we need only look within our own organizations to understand why we have not yet achieved the depth of change we seek. Throughout the social sector, there remains a glaring omission of a fundamental element of social impact: race equity. Race equity must be centered as a core goal of social impact across the sector in order to achieve our true potential and fulfill our organizational missions. The goal of this publication was to identify the personal beliefs and behaviors, cultural characteristics, operational tactics, and administrative practices that accelerate measurable progress as organizations move through distinct phases toward race equity.

Fostering Racial and Ethnic Equity and Inclusion (REEI)

o Download The Annie E. Casey Foundation launched Family-Centered Community Change (FCCC) in 2012 to support three local partnerships seeking to help parents and children in high-poverty neighborhoods succeed together. Recognizing the roles that inequity and exclusion play in the communities’ economic and social conditions, Casey provided each FCCC initiative with trainings on racial and […]

Making Tomorrow Better Together: A Guide to Outcomes for 2Gen Policymakers

o Download This report leads with 5 principles policymakers should consider when designing evaluation plans for their 2Gen efforts: Measure and account for outcomes for both children and parents; Embed learning and evaluation in policy design and systems development; Use multiple approaches; Use and promote data; and Build internal capacity and ensure continuous feedback through […]

Incorporating Two-Generation Approaches in Community Change

o Download The Annie E. Casey Foundation launched Family-Centered Community Change (FCCC) in 2012 to support three local partnerships seeking to help parents and children in high-poverty neighborhoods succeed together. These partnerships, located in Buffalo, New York; Columbus, Ohio; and San Antonio, Texas, are each developing a more integrated set of services, including housing assistance, […]

Framing Two-Generation Approaches to Supporting Families

o Download To build a bigger constituency for innovative and more robust approaches to social policy and social services, two-generation advocates will need to communicate clearly, and carefully. This framing playbook is intended for “the choir” – the agency leaders, social service professionals, and advocates, including families, who are leading their communities and constituencies toward […]

Opening Doors for Young Parents

o Download This report reminds policymakers and child advocates of the barriers that young families face. It examines national and state-level trends — highlighting areas of opportunity and concern — and then shares potential solutions that can help these families thrive.

 

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