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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NIMC Issues Comprehensive Report on HOPE VI

January 5, 2017 / No Comments

The most comprehensive compilation and analysis of the federal housing program HOPE VI has been completed by the National Initiative on Mixed-Income Communities (NIMC). The overarching research question of this study, which covers the period from 1993 to 2014, is: What is the income and tenure mi...

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High Youth Unemployment Contributes to Youth Idleness

December 13, 2016 / 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-...

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American Evaluation Association’s 2016 conference

October 27, 2016 / 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...

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Rob Fischer on School Performance and Socio-Economic Status

October 12, 2016 / 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, economicall...

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Claudia Coulton on Cleveland’s Economic Decline

October 5, 2016 / 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 Ci...

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Claudia Coulton on Cleveland’s Sharp Drop in Poverty

September 22, 2016 / 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 ...

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Claudia Coulton on Cleveland’s Rise and Fall

July 20, 2016 / 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...

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

July 6, 2016 / 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 ef...

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Claudia Coulton on Link Between Joblessness and Youth Violence to Plain Dealer

June 10, 2016 / No Comments

In an analysis conducted for the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Dr. Claudia Coulton’s “Research shows link between joblessness and youth violence” as as part of the Pathways to Peace series on June 9. Idle youth are defined as those aged 16 t0 19 who are not currently enrolled in schoo...

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Rob Fischer on Using Data to Build in Oxford Community Development Journal

June 3, 2016 / No Comments

The latest edition of the Community Development Journal from Oxford University Press features the article “Using data to build community: exploring one model of geographically specific data use in the non-profit sector” co-authored by Dr. Rob Fischer, co-director of the Poverty Center...

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Claudia Coulton, Data Guru

May 23, 2016 / No Comments

“Claudia is the model that we need: a translator who can bridge academics, practitioners and policymakers. She is a source of inspiration, grounded locally and globally influential.” Dr. Claudia Coulton, Co-Director and founder of the Poverty Center, is featured as the “Data Gur...

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Rob Fischer on Why Murders Happen to NOLA’s Times-Picayune

May 12, 2016 / No Comments

“The motivation to kill is both born out of desperation and opportunity,” explained Dr. Robert Fischer, Poverty Center co-director, to the Times-Picayune in “Why does New Orleans have more murders than similar cities? Experts search for answers” on May 11. The article expl...

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More Than Half of Cleveland Read Below 7th Grade Level

May 10, 2016 / No Comments

A 2009 report prepared by the Poverty Center for the Literacy Cooperative was referenced by WCPN NPR ideastream’s story “More than half of Cleveland Residents Read Below a 7th Grade Level” on May 2, 2016. As discussed in the NPR story, a recent study revealed one in five people ...

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Plain Dealer Article Highlights CWRU Study on the Negative Effects of Poor Housing on Kindergarten Readiness

April 25, 2016 / No Comments

Claudia Coulton, co-director of the Poverty Center, was interviewed for “Bad housing—not just due to lead poisoning—tied to lower kindergarten test scores,” an article by The Plain Dealer featuring the Poverty Center’s recent study as a part of their series Toxic Neglect. In the...

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Pathway to Proficiency Report Published by the OERC

April 18, 2016 / No Comments

The Ohio Education Research Center (OERC) recently released Investigating the Pathway to Proficiency from Birth Through 3rd Grade, a report examining the impact of early childhood risk factors on kindergarten readiness and third grade reading proficiency. This study was conducted by Claudia Coult...

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Housing Deterioration Contributes to Elevated Lead Levels and Lower Kindergarten Readiness Scores

April 12, 2016 / No Comments

A retrospective analysis of the housing histories of more than 13,000 entering kindergartners in 2007-2010 in Cleveland shows that children living in or near properties with signs of deterioration and divestment were more likely to have elevated lead levels and low scores on a kindergarten readin...

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Even Low Levels of Lead Exposure In Children Can Cause Permanent Damage

March 8, 2016 / No Comments

At what level does lead exposure become dangerous for children?   Dr. Robert Fischer, Co-Director of the Poverty Center, and Dr. Elizabeth Anthony, Research Assistant Professor at the Poverty Center, examine this question in The Conversation. In the article, “In kids, even low lead lev...

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