The Annie E. Casey Foundation is a private charitable organization dedicated to helping build better futures for disadvantaged children in the United States. The primary mission of the Foundation is to foster public policies, human-service reforms, and community supports that more effectively meet the needs of today’s vulnerable children and families. In pursuit of this goal, the Foundation makes grants that help states, cities and neighborhoods fashion more innovative, cost-effective responses to these needs.
We bring you Annie E. Casey Foundation’s 2011 KIDS COUNT® Data Book, which documents a significant decline in economic well-being for low income children and families over the last decade. Data also reveal the impact of the job and foreclosure crises on children. In 2010, 11 percent of children had at least one unemployed parent. Four percent have been affected by foreclosure since 2007.