KIDS COUNT Data Center

FavoriteThe 31st edition of the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s KIDS COUNT® Data Book describes how children across the United States were faring before the coronavirus pandemic began. This year’s publication continues to deliver the Foundation’s annual state rankings and the latest available data on child well-being. It also identifies multi-year trends — comparing statistics from 2010 to 2018. As always, policymakers, researchers and advocates can continue using this information to help shape their work and build a stronger future for children, families and communities.  

Reshaping Workforce Development in Baltimore Ensuring Community Voice and Expertise Guide Us

FavoriteThis report shares what the Casey Foundation learned from Baltimore residents — both interviewees and consultants — and demonstrates that young adults and other community voices can be incorporated into the institutional decision-making process. It delivers a road map for implementing similar research models while helping leaders sharpen their strategies for engaging youth in educational, workforce development and employment opportunities.

Strengthening the Foundation — Strategic Evidence Building for Two-Generation Approaches

FavoriteA report by the Casey Foundation highlights that while two-generation approaches — efforts to create opportunities for parents and children together — have evolved and improved as a promising strategy to interrupt intergenerational poverty, gaps in the research base are hindering progress in bringing the best efforts to scale. The report offers recommendations on how public and private funders can target their evaluation and funding strategies to build evidence demonstrating which approaches and components work best; what kinds of research funders should support; and how to communicate evidence-based findings effectively to inform program leaders and policymakers.

Operationalizing Equity

FavoritePutting the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Racial and Ethnic Equity and Inclusion Framework Into Action. Operationalizing Equity looks at the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s decades-long journey to promote race equity and inclusion. The challenges and breakthroughs that the Casey Foundation has experienced can help other funders and grantmaking organizations as they seek to embed the values of equity into their programming and operations.