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Economic Stability

Economic Stability is a regional investment priority aligned with our child well-being efforts to improve job skills and also addresses other factors like health costs, housing or financial education that will ensure families are able to convert increased income into wealth.

Improve the lives of children, families and communities today.
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The Research Tells Us

4%

We know that children who grow up in poverty have a 4 percent chance of moving into the middle class.

51,000+

There are more than 51,000 young adults in Greater Atlanta who are locked out of the economy—either not working or in school.​

1 in 3

1 in 3 working mothers in Georgia have had to quit a job, school or work-training program because of lack of childcare.

Five Strategies

With a clear understanding of the roles and resources that each sector brings to the table, we are investing in five strategies that offer the highest potential to improve economic stability in communities with low child well-being scores.

Ensure families have stable housing, food security and reliable transportation to move from crisis to financial security.

Other Investment Priorities

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Strong Learners is a regional investment priority aligned with our child well-being efforts to improve educational outcomes for children by addressing the factors beyond school that often get in the way of success, like early learning opportunities, supports outside of school, health and financial stability of families.

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College and Career Ready is a regional investment priority aligned with our child well-being efforts to create a clear path for youth to be successful in high school and graduate ready for higher education and high-growth careers.

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Brighter Future directly addresses regional disparities and focuses on improving conditions in a select set of neighborhoods in South DeKalb, South Fulton and Clayton Counties – all areas with low child well-being scores.

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