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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School Completes Assessment of Cleveland Neighborhood Progress; Open Sessions Scheduled

February 29, 2016 / No Comments

Cleveland Neighborhood Progress has released their 2015 Organizational Assessment Report, Cleveland Neighborhood Progress: External Role, Relationships, and Impact, which was recently completed by a Mandel School team led by Associate Professor Mark Joseph, PhD and Assistant Professor Mark Chupp,...

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Mark Joseph Begins Blogging for NHI’s Shelterforce Magazine

February 23, 2016 / No Comments

Associate Professor Mark Joseph, PhD, founding director of the National Initiative on Mixed-Income Communities and a Faculty Associate of the Poverty Center, is now regularly blogging for Rooflines, the community development blog of Shelterforce Magazine, published by the National Housing Institu...

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Book Talk featuring NIMC Director and Associate Professor Mark Joseph

February 23, 2016 / No Comments

Join Faculty Associates Lisa Damour and Mark Joseph as they discuss their recently released books: Untangled: Guiding Teenage Girls Through the Seven Transitions Into Adulthood (Damour) and Integrating the Inner City: The Promise and Perils of Mixed-Income Public Housing Transformation (Chaskin a...

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Housing First for Families and Young Adults Program Evaluation

February 15, 2016 / No Comments

The Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development has recently released the Briefly Stated report “Housing First for Families and Young Adults Program Evaluation” on FrontLine Service, Inc.‘s pilot program. The pilot  is based on the best practice Housing First model for sin...

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Rob Fischer on the Limitation of Local Preschool Studies

February 13, 2016 / No Comments

“Nobody said no way,” says Dr. Robert Fischer, co-director of the Poverty Center, to the Plain Dealer in “Local preschool studies are limited: Will suburban schools share student data to learn more?” on February 1, 2016. “Nobody has said we won’t do that. It ha...

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Attending Cleveland Preschools Increases Third Grade Reading Proficiency

February 10, 2016 / No Comments

The Poverty Center’s co-director, Dr. Rob Fischer, was interviewed for an article by the Cleveland Plain Dealer from February 1st, titled “Cleveland and county preschools help kids read better through third grade, new study shows.” Fischer is one of the authors of a recent study...

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NEO CANDO on Five Ways to Reduce Lead Poisoning

February 9, 2016 / No Comments

NEO CANDO  makes lead hazard information publicly available. The Plain Dealer in “Five ways to reduce lead poisoning in Cleveland explored so far” discusses about how NEO CANDO helps to make information available to the public. An analysis of Cleveland lead inspection data and county ...

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Can San Francisco Get Mixed-Income Public Housing Redevelopment Right?

December 18, 2015 / No Comments

New article in Shelterforce “Can San Francisco Get Mixed-Income Public Housing Redevelopment Right?” by NIMC’s Mark Joseph and co-authors Nancy Latham, Rachel G. Kleit and Steven LaFrance discusses how the HOPE SF program is aiming to explicitly avoid many of the problems mixed-...

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Mark Chupp Discusses Foreclosed Severance Town Center: Freshwater Cleveland

December 1, 2015 / No Comments

Severance Town Center in Cleveland Heights went into foreclosure this past June. Dr. Mark Chupp, a faculty associate of the Poverty Center, participated in a public forum about the troubled retail property as reported by Freshwater Cleveland in “Cleveland Heights residents voice their ideas...

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North Olmsted Foreclosures Down 45%: NEO CANDO Data

November 9, 2015 / No Comments

Using data from NEO CANDO, Michael Gareau Jr., director of law of North Olmsted, reported that foreclosures in the city have declined from 118 between January 1 through September 30, 2014 to only 65 during the same period of 2015. Gareau explained these findings to the North Olmsted city council ...

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Impact of Foster Care and Juvenile Justice on Future Youth Outcomes

November 6, 2015 / No Comments

On November 5, 2015, Dr. Claudia Coulton presented the talk “Exploring the Impact of Foster Care and Juvenile Justice Involvement on Future Youth Outcomes” at the Mandel School as part of the Schubert Center for Child Studies‘ Conversation Series. This talk discussed a study on ...

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Lead Exposure in Seventy-Eight Percent of Children in Cuyahoga Universal Pre-K

November 4, 2015 / No Comments

In an editorial to the Cleveland Plain Dealer on November 1, Poverty Center Co-Director Dr. Rob Fischer discussed the magnitude of the problems from lead exposure on young children. Fischer cited an unpublished 2015 report from the Poverty Center with Cuyahoga County Invest In Children that shows...

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