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Lessons From the Casey Foundation’s Strategic Coinvestor Approach to Community Change

In 2012, the Annie E. Casey Foundation launched its seven-year Family-Centered Community Change™ (FCCC) initiative to support local partnerships in three high-poverty neighborhoods as they developed a more integrated set of services — including high-quality education, job training and housing assistance — to help parents and children succeed together in what is known as a “two-generation approach.” Rather than creating something new, the Foundation joined these partnerships, located in Buffalo, New York; Columbus, Ohio; and San Antonio, Texas, and provided technical assistance, trainings and peer learning opportunities to build on their community change efforts. Casey called this method of joining an ongoing initiative being a strategic coinvestor — a unique mindset and a departure from more directive approaches.

Please join us on Feb. 18 for a panel discussion of the lessons gleaned from these efforts, including managing a non-directive grantee/grantor relationship, providing results-based technical assistance and navigating power dynamics to enable authentic community engagement. You’ll hear from evaluators from TCC Group, as well as practitioners from the Casey Foundation and San Antonio’s Dual Generation Initiative.


Registration password: FCCC

  • Lakeisha Bragg, Goodwill San Antonio
  • Traci Callender-Broady, The Annie E. Casey Foundation
  • Henrietta Muñoz, Texas A&M University-San Antonio
  • Kantahyanee Murray, The Annie E. Casey Foundation
  • Jared Raynor, TCC Group
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