Student Employment Opportunities at the Poverty Center

September 1, 2017 / 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; preferre...

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New Report on Cuyahoga Partnering for Family Success Process Evaluation

July 27, 2017 / 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, Cuya...

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Coulton Presents HRSA DataSpeak Webinar on July 24

July 21, 2017 / No Comments

Distinguished University Professor Claudia Coulton is co-presenting a Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) DataSpeaks webinar on Monday, July 24: “Data-Driven Change at the Community Level: Emerging Research on Urban Child Health.” Dr. Coulton is one of the nation’...

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Poverty Center Evaluates Community Financial Centers

June 28, 2017 / No Comments

The Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development is serving as the evaluation partner for Community Financial Centers (CFC) that are being implemented at multiple sites in Cleveland under the direction of Cleveland Neighborhood Progress. Modeled after a national program created by Cities for...

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Cleveland Effective Neighboring Project

June 28, 2017 / No Comments

The Cleveland Effective Neighboring Project aims to develop and test strategies to promote “effective neighboring” at the block level in Cleveland neighborhoods. The project is led by the Mandel School’s National Initiative on Mixed Income Communities, in partnership with the fo...

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Claudia Coulton Presents at International Society for Child Indicators

June 26, 2017 / 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 Opportuniti...

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

June 19, 2017 / 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 th...

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Plain Dealer Discusses Vacant Property and Crime Report

June 9, 2017 / 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 a...

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New study finds vacancies overlap with crime and lead exposure

June 5, 2017 / 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 proper...

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NNIP: Where Data Geeks Go To Meet

May 24, 2017 / 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 build...

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Data Days Cleveland 2017 Celebrates Civic Technology, Data and Doers

February 10, 2017 / No Comments

The Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development at the Mandel School is one of the driving forces behind Data Days Cleveland on Thursday, March 2nd through Saturday, March 4th — Cleveland’s first annual celebration of civic technology, data and the doers working to improve Northeast O...

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

February 3, 2017 / 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 academ...

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

February 3, 2017 / 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 simi...

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

January 31, 2017 / 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...

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

January 9, 2017 / 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 d...

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NIMC Completes Community Assessment in Ferguson, Missouri

January 6, 2017 / No Comments

The National Initiative on Mixed-Income Communities completed a community assessment in Ferguson, Missouri, focusing on the residents who live in the isolated southeast corner of the city where Michael Brown was killed in August 2014. Through interviewing residents and community and institutional...

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Poverty Center Joins Infant Mortality Research Studies

January 5, 2017 / No Comments

Ohio’s infant mortality rate is one of the five worst in the country, and it is especially bad for African-American children. In order to combat the problem, the State of Ohio launched the Infant Mortality Research Partnership (IMRP) in early 2016 to fund projects to better inform action. A...

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