Nation’s First County-Level Pay for Success Program Launches in Cuyahoga County

December 4, 2014 / No Comments

Today Drs. David Crampton and Francisca Richter from the Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development at the Mandel School joined partner organizations in Chicago to launch the nation’s first county-level Pay for Success (PFS) program.  The launch was featured at a conference hosted by...

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Claudia Coulton Talks Child Poverty in Youngstown Vindicator

November 14, 2014 / No Comments

According to recently released Census data, Youngstown, OH has the second highest rate of children living in poverty (63.3 percent) amongst all cities in the nation with a population of at least 60,000. “Compared to other developed countries in the world, that’s a very high percent of our childre...

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HUD Secretary Julian Castro Praises PRE4CLE

November 12, 2014 / No Comments

Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro said “Cleveland gets it” about universal prekindergarten initiatives and applauded the collaboration behind the PRE4CLE partnership during his recent visit. “America is watching Cleveland and communities like it that are taki...

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Claudia Coulton New Book Launch, Live Webcast

November 10, 2014 / No Comments

Strengthening Communities with Neighborhood Data, the new book co-authored by Dr. Claudia Coulton, Co-Director of the Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development and Lillian F. Harris Professor of Urban Research & Social Change at the Mandel School, will be released on Wednesday, Novemb...

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President Obama Appoints Former Poverty Center Director

November 5, 2014 / No Comments

The White House released a statement on November 1, 2014 announcing nominations and appointments by President Barack Obama for nine key administrative posts including William Sabol who will be made Director of the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS), Department of Justice. From 2000 to 2004, Dr. S...

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Hear Mark Joseph’s Stories from Ghana on October 30

October 29, 2014 / No Comments

Mark Joseph, an associate professor at the Mandel School and director of the National Initiative on Mixed Income Communities, spent his recent sabbatical in the Department of Geography at the University of Ghana in West Africa, conducting emerging research on mixed-income neighborhoods in Accra. ...

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Anna Maria Santiago to Deliver Power of Diversity Lecture on October 7

October 3, 2014 / No Comments

Professor Anna Maria Santiago will deliver her lecture, “Fifty Years Later: From a War on Poverty to a War on the Poor,” on Tuesday, October 7, at 3pm in the Senior Classroom of the Tinkham Veale University Center. This lecture is part of Hispanic Heritage Month at Case Western Reserv...

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Mark Chupp is Panelist on Civic Forum Addressing Social and Human Capital

October 2, 2014 / No Comments

Professor Mark Chupp is one of several distinguished experts on a panel for a civic forum, “The Three Forms of Capital: Why Human and Social Capital are the Building Blocks for Healthy, Stable Societies.” It is an event focused on building community development that is co-hosted by th...

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Claudia Coulton Discusses Poverty and Health in Plain Dealer

September 30, 2014 / No Comments

With recent Census data indicating that 54 percent of children in the City of Cleveland live in poverty,  the Cleveland Plain Dealer asked Dr. Claudia Coulton, Co-Director of the Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development, about the relationship between poverty and health for “More t...

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Mark Joseph Named to Cityscape Board, Selected to Introduce Author Zadie Smith at CWRU

September 24, 2014 / No Comments

Professor Mark Joseph has been appointed to the Advisory Board of Cityscape, the journal produced by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Dr. Joseph is the director of the National Initiative on Mixed-Income Communities and is a faculty associate at the Center on Urban Poverty an...

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New Paper on Cleveland Foreclosure Uses NEO CANDO Data

September 23, 2014 / No Comments

The recently released paper “Does mortgage deregulation increase foreclosures? Evidence from Cleveland” by Yilan Xu, Ph.D. of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics, uses data from the Center on Urban Poverty and Commun...

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Claudia Coulton on Cleveland’s Poverty Rate in Plain Dealer

September 22, 2014 / No Comments

The Cleveland Plain Dealer quoted Dr. Claudia Coulton, Co-Director of the Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development, for “Decade after being declared nation’s poorest big city, 1-in-3 Clevelanders remain in poverty” on September 18, 2014. According to recent data from th...

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Crain’s Cleveland Discusses Pay For Success

August 27, 2014 / No Comments

Crain’s Cleveland Business discussed Cuyahoga County‘s Pay for Success program in “Cuyahoga County is seeking creative way to aid children” on August 17, 2014. The Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development is one of the partners in developing and evaluating the pro...

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Robert Fischer Discusses Ice Bucket Challenge with Plain Dealer

August 26, 2014 / No Comments

“The power of (the Ice Bucket Challenge) is that it was started by someone with ALS,” Dr. Robert Fischer, Co-Director of the Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development and the Mandel School‘s director of the master’s degree program in nonprofit organizations, explai...

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Study by Chupp and Joseph examines CWRU perceptions of East Cleveland

August 15, 2014 / No Comments

While the community of East Cleveland frequently makes headlines in the local news, coverage of promising revitalization efforts that seek to build on the city’s proximity and partnerships with Case Western Reserve University and University Circle has been limited. A study conducted last summer b...

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Will you run or will you rise?

August 12, 2014 / No Comments

F.E.A.R. Cleveland: Face Everything and Rise, an interactive art installation that examines the relationships between violence, poverty and place, is free and open to all this Thursday, August 14, at 6pm in the lobby at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA). Professor Mark Chupp, who directs the ...

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Mandel School Faculty Receive $2.3 Million to Study Child Maltreatment

June 23, 2014 / No Comments

Mandel School faculty Claudia Coulton and David Crampton, along with Case Western Reserve faculty colleagues Jill Korbin and Jim Spilsbury, received a $2.3 million grant last month from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development to investigate how neighbor...

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NIMC’s Joseph in New York Times: Separate but equal is slippery slope

May 23, 2014 / No Comments

Director of the National Initiative on Mixed-Income Communities, Dr. Mark L. Joseph, commented on a growing practice of amenity exclusion in the New York Times article “What’s next, a Bouncer?” on May 16, 2014. The separation of amenities is becoming more frequent in New York City’s apartment bui...

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Plain Dealer: FitzGerald’s Pre-K Proposal

May 21, 2014 / No Comments

A 2013 report from the Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development on the benefits of prekindergarten education was cited by the Cleveland Plain Dealer in “FitzGerald’s universal preschool proposal: What you’re saying” on May 15, 2014. Cuyahoga County Executive Ed Fi...

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Virginia Tech: Reclaiming Vacant Properties

May 19, 2014 / No Comments

In May 2014, the Vacant Property Research Network (VPRN) of Virginia Tech released the report “Cleveland and Cuyahoga County, Ohio: A Resilient Region’s Responses to Reclaiming Vacant Properties” as part of a series concerning approaches to reclaiming vacant properties in Philadelphia...

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