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Connecting schools, families, and communities: Stories and results from the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s education investments

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Jehl, Jeanne
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Monday, January 1, 2007

The Annie E. Casey Foundation invests in educational programs that focus on bridging the gaps between schools, communities and families. Schools are the gateway to best serving children. By promoting programs that create quality educational options for families and young people, communities can provide the services and supports that are needed to ensure that children succeed in school and in life.

Young peoples' educational success is important to the economic success of neighborhoods and cities, and community stakeholders play an important role in providing opportunities for that success.

This report presents how Casey has invested in educational programs, the guiding principles they use to decide where their investment will do the most good, as well as the impact and influence measured across seven programs:

1.District of Columbia Public Charter School Cooperative, Washington, D.C.

2.Foundations, Inc., Moorestown, New Jersey/Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

3.Fund for the City of New York—Youth Development Institute, New York, New York

4.George Washington Community School, Indianapolis, Indiana

5.Harlem Children’s Zone, New York, New York

6.Project GRAD Atlanta—Communities In Schools Atlanta, Atlanta, Georgia

7.Washington Scholarship Fund, Washington, D.C. (Author abstract)

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