Families & children

Serving Foster Care Youth: An Update on the Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative

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Publication date: 
01/2016

On Friday, January 29th, Grantmakers of Western PA, along with the Allegheny County Department of Human Services, was pleased to welcome the Annie E. Casey Foundation and its Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative to Pittsburgh. We were joined by Marc Chena, JoAnn Hannah and Erin Dalton over breakfast at the Duquesne Club for the opportunity to meet the Jim Casey team and hear about the latest developments in the field of foster care youth.

Strengthening Black Families: A Case for Philanthropic Investment

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Publication date: 
06/2015

The POISE Foundation recently announced the publication of their first position paper entitled, “Strengthening Black Families: A Case for Philanthropic Investment.”

On June 26th, GWP members had the opportunity to take a deeper look at the framework of this paper and discuss POISE’s rational behind their shift to a family-centered approach and the Strengthening Black Families (SBF) program strategy as a promising case example. 

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