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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Lead Poisoning Makes Education Harder

November 3, 2015 / No Comments

In the series “Toxic Neglect”, the Cleveland Plain Dealer has been running stories on the problems of lead poisoning on young children. Dr. Robert Fischer, co-director of the Poverty Center, was interviewed for “Lead poisoning makes education harder for kids and teachers” ...

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Join Mixed-Income Center for a Public Affairs Seminar and Book Launch

October 29, 2015 / No Comments

Join Dr. Mark Joseph and the National Initiative on Mixed-Income Communities team for a conversation on Integrating the Inner City Through Mixed-Income Development. This event is sponsored by the Center for Policy Studies at Case Western Reserve University and co-sponsored by the Jack, Joseph and...

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Councilman Seren Says Cleveland Heights Should Increase Use of NEO CANDO

October 22, 2015 / No Comments

“We need to make more robust use of Case Western Reserve’s NEO CANDO NST Web App,” said Cleveland Heights Councilman Kahlil Seren during a discussion on foreclosure among the candidates running for the city council as featured in “Cleveland Heights City Council candidates ...

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Regional open data, a model for Cleveland?

October 19, 2015 / No Comments

On Friday, September 25th, the Poverty Center, in conjunction with Open NEO and with funding from the Cleveland and Cuyahoga Health Resource and the Saint Luke’s Foundation, brought in friend and colleague Bob Gradeck, a National Neighborhood Indicators Project partner from the University o...

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Using Integrated Data to Improve NE Ohio’s Pre-K Programs

October 8, 2015 / No Comments

We know that high quality pre-kindergarten programs can improve educational achievement over the long run.  In 2013, President Obama included this as a priority in his State of the Union address. And recently Cleveland and the inner ring suburb school districts have been working to improve local ...

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David Crampton to Deliver Keynote Address at Stroke Conference

September 18, 2015 / No Comments

David Crampton, PhD, an associate professor of social work at the Mandel School who survived a stroke last spring, will deliver the keynote address at “Living Life After Stroke: Inspiration and Hope,” an event presented by the MetroHealth Rehabilitation Institute of Ohio on September 25 at the ma...

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