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CaseyCast - the monthly podcast of The Annie E. Casey Foundation
31 minutes | May 31, 2021
Habitat's Jonathan Reckford on Housing's Vital Role in Well-Being
In this episode of CaseyCast, Lisa Hamilton chats with Jonathan Reckford, CEO of Habitat for Humanity, about America’s broken housing market, how we got here and the vital role that housing plays in creating successful families and communities.
35 minutes | Apr 28, 2021
Suzanne McCormick Talks United Way and COVID-19 Responses
Suzanne McCormick is the U.S. president of United Way Worldwide — a role that includes supporting and shaping the work of 1,100 local chapters across the country. Listen as CaseyCast host and Casey Foundation President and CEO Lisa Hamilton chats with McCormick about how the United Way has evolved its programs and priorities to better support communities and families during the pandemic. To learn more, visit https://www.aecf.org/blog/united-ways-suzanne-mccormick-on-serving-communities-during-the-pandemic/.
34 minutes | Apr 14, 2021
Sarah Hemminger on Building Community for Baltimore's Young People
Sarah Hemminger is the CEO of Thread, a Baltimore-based nonprofit devoted to building intentional and meaningful support networks for young people who are facing significant challenges. Listen as CaseyCast host and Casey Foundation President and CEO Lisa Hamilton chats with Hemminger about her organization and its innovative 10-year commitment to helping young people succeed. Learn more at https://www.aecf.org/blog/sarah-hemminger-on-how-to-create-a-stronger-community-for-young-people/.
39 minutes | Apr 29, 2020
Latino Philanthropy With Ana Marie Argilagos and Sam Zamarripa
In this episode, Lisa Hamilton welcomes two guests — Ana Marie Argilagos and Sam Zamarripa — who are leaders in the world of Latino philanthropy. Argilagos is the president and CEO of Hispanics in Philanthropy (HIP). Zamarripa, a former Georgia state senator, now runs a biotechnology firm and Spanish-language digital media company and serves on the Board of Trustees for both HIP and the Annie E. Casey Foundation. During the interview, Argilagos and Zamarripa talk about the future of Latino philanthropy how the unique characteristics of Latino donors and communities play out in the philanthropic sector. To learn more about the episode and find show notes, visit https://www.aecf.org/blog/the-changing-world-of-latino-philanthropy-with-ana-marie-argilagos-and-sam/.
36 minutes | Mar 10, 2020
Thaddeus Ferber on Helping Young People Grow, Lead and Thrive
In this episode of CaseyCast, Casey Foundation President & CEO Lisa Hamilton talks with Thaddeus Ferber, executive vice president at The Forum for Youth Investment. Their conversation explores the benefits of adolescence, the shortage of leaders focused on helping young people thrive, and the importance of adults elevating youth voices and then getting out of their way. Learn more at https://www.aecf.org/blog/thaddeus-ferber-on-helping-young-people-grow-lead-and-thrive/.
39 minutes | Jan 28, 2020
Arthur Brooks on Happiness, American Politics and the Power of the Periphery
In this episode of CaseyCast, the Foundation’s Lisa Hamilton chats with economist Arthur Brooks about what kids, families and communities need to flourish. Their conversation covers — among other topics — the benefits of engaging marginalized populations, the need to rethink the proverbial pursuit of happiness, and the merits of detoxing from national politics.
33 minutes | Dec 17, 2019
Kathleen Enright on Philanthropy’s Role, Importance and Impact
In this episode of CaseyCast, Annie E. Casey Foundation President and CEO Lisa Hamilton speaks to Council on Foundations President and CEO Kathleen Enright. Their conversation focuses on the philanthropy sector — including the power of the lived experience, how foundations are veering outside their longstanding lanes and where the field still has room to grow. To learn more about this episode, visit https://www.aecf.org/blog/kathleen-enright-on-philanthropys-role-importance-and-impact/.
33 minutes | Oct 19, 2019
Dan Cardinali on Civil Society’s Powerful Role in Promoting the Public Good
In this episode of CaseyCast, Annie E. Casey Foundation President and CEO Lisa Hamilton interviews Independent Sector President and CEO Dan Cardinali. Their conversation explores the nonprofit sector and how it is driving change for the public good. To learn more, visit https://www.aecf.org/blog/dan-cardinali-on-big-bets-supporting-democracy-and-driving-impact-podcast/.
41 minutes | Sep 21, 2019
Ben Hecht on Staying Local to Enhance Equity and Opportunity in America
In this episode of CaseyCast, Annie E. Casey Foundation President and CEO Lisa Hamilton interviews impact investor Ben Hecht, who has served as the president and CEO of Living Cities since 2007. The conversation focuses on America’s urban landscape and explores opportunities to reduce poverty, drive innovation and promote equity and inclusion in cities across the nation. To learn more about this episode, visit https://www.aecf.org/blog/ben-hecht-on-equity-innovation-and-opportunity-in-american-cities/.
34 minutes | Aug 28, 2019
Judge William Thorne on the History and Healing of American Indian Families
In this episode of CaseyCast, Annie E. Casey Foundation President and CEO Lisa Hamilton interviews William Thorne Jr., a member of the Pomo and Coast Miwok Indian tribes and a retired juvenile justice judge with 34 years of experience in tribal and state courts. Their conversation explores how past federal policies have harmed American Indian children, the biggest challenges facing tribal communities today, and what these communities are doing to help their own families heal.
31 minutes | Jul 10, 2019
Dr. David Nichols Talks Child Health Trends
In this episode of CaseyCast, Lisa Hamilton, the Annie E. Casey Foundation's president and CEO, interviews Dr. David Nichols, who is a pediatrician and president and CEO of the American Board of Pediatrics. Their conversation covers a wide range of topics, including the rise in mental health issues among kids, the importance of the 2020 census and the pivotal role that parents play in child well-being. Learn more at https://www.aecf.org/blog/dr-david-nichols-talks-child-health-gains-and-challenges/.
30 minutes | May 29, 2019
Cheryl Washington and Transforming East Baltimore
Casey's Lisa Hamilton talks with Cheryl Washington, president and CEO of East Baltimore Development Inc., a nonprofit charged with overseeing the transformation of a once-disinvested neighborhood in Baltimore. Their conversation explores how the community has evolved so far, how residents shaped the project in unexpected ways and what other cities should know about tackling large-scale urban renewal work. Learn more at https://www.aecf.org/blog/cheryl-washington-on-rebuilding-east-baltimore-and-its-future-podcast/
34 minutes | Apr 22, 2019
David Muhammad on Rethinking Juvenile Probation
In this episode of CaseyCast, host Lisa Hamilton interviews criminal justice and youth development expert David Muhammad, who serves as the executive director of the nonprofit National Institute for Criminal Justice Reform. Their conversation explores the failures of juvenile probation, the value of age-appropriate interventions and the importance of putting youth and their families at the center of this work.
27 minutes | Mar 26, 2019
Sarah Currid on Preparing Workers for the Gig Economy
The world of work is constantly changing, and gig jobs are on the rise. It’s an evolution that Sarah Currid, managing director of Samaschool, knows well. The Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Lisa Hamilton recently spoke with Currid about this work and innovative ways to help low-income workers leverage gig jobs to build a brighter, stronger future for their families. Learn more about this CaseyCast episode at https://www.aecf.org/blog/the-future-of-workforce-development-samaschool-is-thinking-gig/.
29 minutes | Feb 21, 2019
Alex Hammer and Isabel Rodriguez Favela on Training Young Women as Researchers
A new episode of CaseyCast takes listeners to Adams County, Colorado — one of the fastest growing counties in the state in both population and employment. It’s a community where families face many challenges, including higher rates of child poverty, single motherhood and teen births. It’s also home to an innovative effort that is helping local women, ages 18 to 24, train and work as certified digital interviewers. To learn more about this CaseyCast episode, visit https://www.aecf.org/blog/training-young-women-to-become-researchers-and-study-their-own-communitys/.
46 minutes | Dec 19, 2018
Patrick McCarthy on 25 Years of Helping Kids and Families at the Casey Foundation
After 25 years at the Annie E. Casey Foundation and nine years at its helm, President and CEO Patrick McCarthy is retiring at the end of 2018. In this episode, his successor — Lisa Hamilton — interviews McCarthy about how the Foundation has changed during his career, what he’s learned along the way, and why he has a lot of hope for the nation’s younger generations. To learn more about this CaseyCast episode, visit https://www.aecf.org/blog/departing-casey-president-and-ceo-talks-change-challenges-and-lessons/.
34 minutes | Nov 30, 2018
Leveraging Technology to Improve Child Welfare Outcomes
The Casey Foundation’s Lisa Hamilton interviews two leaders whose organizations are leveraging technology in the human services space. The guests — Casebook PBC President and CEO Tristan Louis and Think of Us Founder and CEO Sixto Cancel — introduce their company’s innovations and discuss how these tools can improve outcomes for kids, families and the greater child welfare system. To learn more about this CaseyCast episode, visit https://www.aecf.org/blog/fixing-americas-child-welfare-system-theres-an-app-and-software-for-that/.
36 minutes | Oct 30, 2018
Fixing America’s Skills Gap: Brooke DeRenzis and Rob Garcia
In a new podcast episode, the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Lisa Hamilton talks with the National Skills Coalition’s Brooke DeRenzis and Rob Garcia about building and sustaining a skilled labor force build and why this work is so important for America’s children, families and future. At the time of this interview, Garcia worked with the Cobb Chamber of Commerce in Atlanta, Georgia. To learn more about this CaseyCast episode, visit https://www.aecf.org/blog/theres-more-skilled-work-than-workers-and-thats-a-problem/.
29 minutes | Sep 25, 2018
The Federal Reserve's Bill Emmons Talks Family Finances
The Casey Foundation’s Lisa Hamilton talks with William "Bill" Emmons, lead economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, about household income and wealth and the roles that race, age and education play in shaping family savings, debts and assets. Emmons also explains how changes in the economy — coupled with rising education costs and a shift away from pension plans — have made it harder for young adults and families to build wealth in America today. To learn more about this CaseyCast episode, visit https://www.aecf.org/blog/economist-bill-emmons-its-a-lot-tougher-to-be-young-these-days/.
31 minutes | Apr 25, 2018
Derek Douglas on Anchor Institutions and Community Transformation
In this interview, the University of Chicago's Derek Douglas and the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Lisa Hamilton discuss the potential of anchor institutions — large and place-based organizations such as hospitals and universities. Listeners will learn how anchor institutions across the country are collaborating in innovative ways to help strengthen families and communities. To learn more about this CaseyCast episode, visit https://www.aecf.org/blog/derek-douglas-on-how-the-university-of-chicago-supports-local-kids-and-fami/.
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