After the recent discussion on The Sound of Ideas on the benefits of universal prekindergarten education, Dr. Robert Fischer, Co-Director for the Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development, was interviewed for a follow-up by WCPN 90.3 for "Be Well: Investing in Children Improves Health" aired on December 10, 2013. Sarah Jane Tribble, health reporter for ideastream, spoke with Dr. Fischer and Rebekah Dorman, director of Cuyahoga County Invest in Children, after both were guests on The Sound of Ideas the prior week.
Dr. Robert Fischer, Co-Director for the Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development, was one of the guests on WCPN 90.3's radio program The Sound of Ideas to discuss "Preschool ABC's" on December 4, 2013. This discussion was in response to the recent findings from the Poverty Center study on the benefits of prekindergarten education. Rebekah Dorman and Nikiaa Robinson, director and program manager respectively for Cuyahoga County Invest in Children, were also guests for the program, hosted by Mike McIntyre.
A central resource for research and information about creating and sustaining mixed-income communities has launched with resources available online at http://nimc.case.edu/ at Case Western Reserve University.
The National Initiative on Mixed-Income Communities (NIMC) is based in the Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development at the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences.
Mark Joseph, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Director of NIMC, said NIMC's mission is to help reduce urban poverty and promote successful mixed-income communities by facilitating high-quality research and making information and evidence easily available to policymakers and practitioners.