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Community Change: Lessons Learned from Making Connections
This report provides an overview of Making Connections, a major community development initiative led by the Casey Foundation. The report provides several big-picture lessons that can help inform community development work moving forward.
Building from Strength: Creating Opportunities in Greater Baltimore's Next Economy [Executive Summary]
Ths executive summary highlights the report which offers recommendations to help Greater Baltimore generate more quality jobs, help low-income people access them and build on significant assets not being exploited.
Building from Strength: Creating Opportunity in Greater Baltimore’s Next Economy
In 2010, median household income in the Baltimore region was nearly $15,000 higher than the national average, and during the last decade, real incomes grew even as they shrank nationally. But these averages mask the fact that many area residents are still struggling to get by because opportunities are not spread evenly across the region, says a new Casey-supported report from the Brookings Institution, "Building From Strength: Creating Opportunity in Greater Baltimore's Next Economy." The report offers recommendations to help Greater Baltimore generate more quality jobs, help low-income people access them and build on significant assets not being exploited.
How Evaluation Supports Learning: A Case Study Describing Resource Media's Use of a Learning Circle
This case study explores the use of Learning Circles, how this practice can be effectively used to facilitate discussions about evaluation data and findings and how they inform program or organizational improvement and decisions.
Bringing Promise to Washington, DC
The U.S. Department of Education’s Promise Neighborhoods Initiative is intended to help communities turn neighborhoods of concentrated poverty into neighborhoods of opportunity by creating a continuum of school readiness and academic services for children from early childhood through college.