13Nov

Connecting Housing and Health

By Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development / November 13, 2017 / Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development / No Comments

The Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development (the Poverty Center) is one of a collaboration of partners working towards improving community health in Cleveland and Cuyahoga County. The Cleveland Healthy Homes Data Collaborative (the collaborative) is a response to the national  BUILD Health Challenge second round of grant making. Led by Environmental Health Watch, […]

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9Oct

Urban Presents on Sunlight Foundation Webinar Increasing Open Data’s Social Impact with Tactical Data Engagement

By Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development / October 9, 2017 / Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development / No Comments

April Urban, research associate at the Poverty Center, spoke about how to work with Cleveland communities to solve problems with data for the launch of the Sunlight Foundation’s A Guide to Tactical Data Engagement. The guide is a new resource designed to help city leaders and residents collaborate on increasing the social impact of open […]

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1Sep

Student Employment Opportunities at the Poverty Center

By Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development / September 1, 2017 / Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development / No Comments

The positions have been filled. Thank you to all who applied. Future student employee positions will be posted as available. The Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development has two positions open for graduate student assistants. The positions are open to any CWRU graduate students; preferred candidates will be students of social sciences. Please see […]

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27Jul

New Report on Cuyahoga Partnering for Family Success Process Evaluation

By Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development / July 27, 2017 / Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development, Publications, Research / No Comments

The Poverty Center has released its first Briefly Stated report of the year on the process evaluation of the first two years of Partnering for Family Success (PFS), a five-year randomized control study underway in Cuyahoga County, Ohio. The program is a partnership between FrontLine Service, Cuyahoga County Division of Children and Family Services, Ohio […]

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26Jun

Claudia Coulton Presents at International Society for Child Indicators

By Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development / June 26, 2017 / Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development / No Comments

Dr. Claudia Coulton, co-director of the Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development, will present the closing plenary session at the 6th Conference of the International Society for Child Indicators in Montreal, Canada this month. This year’s theme is Children in a World of Opportunities: Innovations in Research, Policy, and Practice. Coulton’s presentation will focus […]

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19Jun

Poverty Center Co-Authors Report on Predictive Modeling of Vacant Properties

By Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development / June 19, 2017 / Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development, Publications, Research / No Comments

Several researchers from the Poverty Center co-authored a new report on “Predictive Modeling of Surveyed Property Conditions and Vacancy” published in the proceedings of the 18th Annual International Conference on Digital Government Research by the Digital Government Society. Using the results of a comprehensive in-person survey of properties in Cleveland, Ohio, the researchers fit predictive […]

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9Jun

Plain Dealer Discusses Vacant Property and Crime Report

By Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development / June 9, 2017 / Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development, In the News, Research / No Comments

The Cleveland Plain Dealer featured the Poverty Center’s recently released report in “How Cleveland’s vacant homes, violent crimes and lead poisoning are linked: CWRU report” on June 5, 2017. The report, Exploring the Relationship Between Vacant and Distressed Properties and Community Health and Safety, provides useful insight to policymakers considering ways to remediate vacant and […]

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5Jun

New study finds vacancies overlap with crime and lead exposure

By Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development / June 5, 2017 / Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development, Publications, Research / No Comments

Significant pockets of concentrated vacancy in Cleveland co-occur with hot spots of lead exposure, violent crime, homicide, weapons violation and aggravated assaults, according to a new study from Case Western Reserve University. Seeking to better understand the spillover effects of vacant properties on the health and safety of city residents—to strategize potential solutions—the nonprofit Western […]

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24May

NNIP: Where Data Geeks Go To Meet

By Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development / May 24, 2017 / Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development / No Comments

By April Urban Last week, the National Neighborhood Indicators Partnership (NNIP) hosted its spring meeting in Baltimore. NNIP is a collaboration of the Urban Institute and local partners in 30 cities to further the development and use of neighborhood-level information systems for community building and local decision-making. Partners meet twice yearly to discuss common threads […]

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3Feb

Claudia Coulton Believes MetroHealth High School Can Help Break Cycle of Poverty

By Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development / February 3, 2017 / Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development, In the News / No Comments

Dr. Claudia Coulton, co-director of the Poverty Center, spoke with The Cleveland Plain Dealer on how a new school could help break the cycle of poverty in “New high school at Metrohealth hospital gives students’ careers a shot in the arm” on February 1, 2017. Created this academic year, the Lincoln-West School of Science and […]

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3Feb

Rob Fischer Wants Poor Communities to have Better Access to Healthier Food

By Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development / February 3, 2017 / Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development, In the News / No Comments

Dr. Robert Fischer, co-director of the Poverty Center, expressed his concerns to Newsnet 5 for their report “Food stamp families buying a lot of soft drinks” on February 2, 2017. According to a recent USDA report, while the spending habits of  families receiving SNAP benefits are similar to the general public, soft drinks tended to […]

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NEW REPORT ON MULTIPLE SYSTEM INVOLVED YOUTH: JUVENILE JUSTICE AND CHILD WELFARE

By Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development / January 31, 2017 / Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development, Research, Uncategorized / No Comments

Poverty Center researchers recently completed a report for the Annie E. Casey Foundation analyzing youth in Cuyahoga County who have been involved with both the juvenile justice and child welfare systems.  The analysis allows organizations working with both populations understand more about these ‘crossover youth’  and the unique challenges facing them.  The report is available here.

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9Jan

Poverty Center at the 2017 Society for Social Work and Research Conference

By Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development / January 9, 2017 / Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development, Research / No Comments

Several faculty and students from the Center of Urban Poverty and Community Development will be attending and presenting at the 21st annual conference of the Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR) in New Orleans this week. Dr. Claudia Coulton, co-director, and Dr. David Crampton, associate director, will be participating in the round table discussion […]

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13Dec

High Youth Unemployment Contributes to Youth Idleness

By Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development / December 13, 2016 / Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development, In the News / No Comments

In the article “Pathway to Resilience will focus on jobs to curb youth violence”  on December 7th 2016,  The Plain Dealer discusses an analysis from earlier this year in “Research shows link between joblessness and youth violence: Pathways to Peace” by Claudia Coulton, co-director of the Poverty Center. Coulton points out that the correlation between the […]

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27Oct

American Evaluation Association’s 2016 conference

By Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development / October 27, 2016 / Announcement, Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development, Research / No Comments

Poverty Center researchers Dr. Robert Fischer and Dr. Elizabeth Anthony will be presenting at the American Evaluation Association’s 2016 conference on October 28 and 29, 2016. Rob Fischer, co-director of the Poverty Center, is presenting on “Evaluating Social Impact Financing in Human Services” on October 28th at 4:30PM as part of the Critical Meta-Evaluation of Social […]

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12Oct

Rob Fischer on School Performance and Socio-Economic Status

By Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development / October 12, 2016 / Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development, In the News / No Comments

Dr. Robert Fischer, co-director of the Poverty Center, spoke about how the socioeconomic status influence children’s school performance to The Plain Dealer in “Poor students can lag four years behind rich ones nationwide: See where your school district stands academically, economically” on October 09, 2016. He said “Poor parents face chaos in their lives from worrying about paying bills […]

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5Oct

Claudia Coulton on Cleveland’s Economic Decline

By Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development / October 5, 2016 / Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development, In the News / No Comments

 ”Children and families have been crushed by the overall economic decline”says Dr.Claudia Coulton, Founder & Co-Director, The Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development, Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, to NBC in ” The Heartland: Life and Loss in Steel City” on September 2016. Coulton said that child poverty rates continues to increase in Cleveland and approximately […]

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22Sep

Claudia Coulton on Cleveland’s Sharp Drop in Poverty

By Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development / September 22, 2016 / Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development, In the News / No Comments

“The good news is that the poverty rate both in Cleveland and in our region declined. … Poverty has finally achieved a significant decrease,” said Dr. Claudia Coulton, co-director of the Poverty Center, to cleveland.com in “Cleveland poverty numbers drop sharply” on September 21, 2016. However, this is only a start as many thousands of […]

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20Jul

Claudia Coulton on Cleveland’s Rise and Fall

By Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development / July 20, 2016 / Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development, In the News / No Comments

”Cleveland has had its ups and downs and resurgences in the past, so there’s a trend there” said Claudia Coulton, a co-director of Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development, to ABC News in “Cleveland on the Rise: Look Back on the City’s Comeback Before RNC” on July 17, 2016. ”The big picture trend for Northern industrial cities […]

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6Jul

Rob Fischer Tells the Atlantic How a House Can Shape a Child’s Future

By Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development / July 6, 2016 / Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development, In the News / No Comments

“There needs to be much more on the quality of housing and moving up toward better housing opportunities.” The Atlantic interviewed Dr. Rob Fischer, co-director of the Poverty Center, for “How a House Can Shape a Child’s Future” on the Center’s recent study on the effects housing conditions have on academic performance. The report, Leveraging […]

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