Making it in America
Concerned about these trends and committed to identifying forward-thinking solutions that bring about sustained change, the Marguerite Casey Foundation held a series of roundtable discussions in three of the Foundation’s grantmaking areas that have a concentration of low-wage workers: Jackson, MS; Baton Rouge, LA; and Los Angeles, CA. Working families, policymakers and experts from a variety of disciplines and with different ideologies exchanged ideas and policy solutions that can positively affect the lives of working families. Making It in America is the result of those discussions. A framework for change, it reflects the needs and concerns of low-wage working families, and recommends sound, innovative strategies and family-friendly policy reform that can help American families move out of poverty and reclaim the American Dream.