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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New Report: Scan of the Field on Resident Services in Mixed-Income Developments

September 11, 2015 / No Comments

 The National Initiative on Mixed-Income Communities is excited to announce the release of the second scan of the field. In one of our roles as a central resource for research and information on mixed-income developments, we conduct periodic scans of the mixed-income field on specific topics of p...

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SNAP Trends in Cuyahoga County

August 19, 2015 / No Comments

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), commonly referred to as food stamps, offers useful insight into local poverty and well-being trends. Thanks to recent updates to the NEO CANDO 2010+ data system, we can look at SNAP usage trends for Cuyahoga County municipalities and Cleveland...

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NEO CANDO 2010+ Updated Data on Public Assistance, Child Maltreatment, and More

August 19, 2015 / No Comments

The Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development (Poverty Center)’s free and publicly accessible social and economic data system, NEO CANDO 2010+, has been updated with new, valuable data local to Cuyahoga County. The 2015 update adds hundreds of new variables for a range of geographies, and...

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Cuyahoga County Youth Count Initiative 2015

August 18, 2015 / No Comments

In June, thirty community organizations spread out across Cuyahoga County to count the number of unaccompanied youth (without a parent or guardian) who are currently homeless or unstably housed. The Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development worked with community partners to design the sur...

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Poverty Center and the Center for Community Solutions collaborate to build capacity for Geauga County social service providers

August 11, 2015 / No Comments

How can Geauga County become a more financially accessible place for the region’s low income families and individuals? A new collaboration between the Poverty Center and The Center for Community Solutions (CCS) will seek to answer this question. Click image to enlarge. Following its most recent r...

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Poverty Center collaborates with Cleveland Housing Court for data-sharing and mapping

August 5, 2015 / No Comments

One important tool Cleveland has in the fight against dilapidated and deteriorating housing and neighborhoods is the City of Cleveland Housing Court. The Housing Court has jurisdiction over all court cases involving violations of the city’s housing and housing-related laws, including landlord-ten...

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Poverty Center teams up with First Suburbs Consortium for exploration of regional code enforcement technology

August 4, 2015 / No Comments

At the Poverty Center, we’re all about neighborhoods. On a daily basis, we work to improve our regional housing market by providing a variety of resources to our partners. From managing integrated data systems (NEO CANDO), to trainings on our web-based tools, to research, we’re working hard to pr...

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NEO CANDO data used to show spread of vacant and foreclosed homes across Cleveland’s suburbs

August 3, 2015 / No Comments

Approximately 22,000 houses in Cuyahoga County were vacant in the last quarter of 2014, according to United States Postal Service data compiled by NEO CANDO and analyzed by the Thriving Communities Institute of the Western Reserve Land Conservancy. Surprising, the number is nearly the same in 201...

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WCPN Discussion on Foster Youth Features Dr. Robert Fischer and Alumna

July 15, 2015 / No Comments

Foster care youth who age out of the system are five times more likely to become homeless, Mandel School research reveals. That was the topic of a vital 90.3 WCPN “Sound of Ideas” radio show on July 9 featuring alumna Angela D’Orazio, MSSA 2011, Program Officer at Sisters of Cha...

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PRE4CLE Aims to Close Preschool Gap: Fresh Water Cleveland

July 2, 2015 / No Comments

One of the top stories in the most recent edition from Fresh Water Cleveland focuses on how “PRE4CLE aims to close preschool gap” in Cleveland. The program is important as shown by analysis done by the Center on Urban Poverty & Community Development indicating only 2, 857 (or abou...

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Changing Faces of Cleveland and Cuyahoga

June 25, 2015 / No Comments

In 2012 and 2013, the Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development released two Briefly Stated reports on the changing demographics of Cleveland and Northeast Ohio: Not Dead Yet: The Infill of Cleveland’s Urban Core and Mapping Human Capital: Where Northeast Ohio’s Young and Midd...

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HUD Panel: Investing in People and Places for Upward Mobility

June 17, 2015 / No Comments

On June 25th from 2pm-4pm HUD’s Office of Policy Development and Research will host a dialogue exploring strategies for investing in people and in places to support upward mobility, a key challenge in mixed-income communities.  A panel of leading researchers and practitioners will discuss r...

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PRE4CLE Task Force Asks Ohio Senate for $6 Million More for Preschool

June 12, 2015 / No Comments

The PRE4CLE task force in Cleveland has asked the Ohio State Senate Finance Committee to add $6 million to the budget over the next two years to turn half-day preschool into full-day programs as discussed in the Cleveland Plain Dealer article “Cleveland asks state for $6 million more for pr...

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Senior Researcher Beth Anthony Talks to WCPN on Combating Lead Poisoning

June 2, 2015 / No Comments

Elizabeth Anthony, Ph.D., a senior research associate at the Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development, spoke with 90.3 FM WCPN for “Going Back To School To Fight Lead Poisoning” on May 27, 2015. Dr. Anthony explained the urgency in getting young children exposed to lead poiso...

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