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...

Read More

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...

Read More

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...

Read More

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...

Read More

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...

Read More

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 ...

Read More

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...

Read More

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...

Read More

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...

Read More

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...

Read More

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...

Read More

Poverty Center posters at Research ShowCASE 2014

April 18, 2014 / No Comments

The annual Research ShowCASE of Case Western Reserve University is happening today, Friday, April 19, 2014. Several faculty, staff, and students from the Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development have posters on display relating to projects and studies conducted by the Center. Center Post...

Read More

Plain Dealer: Partnership Aims to Double Pre-K

March 15, 2014 / No Comments

Out of the the 5,400 four-year-olds in Cleveland, only About 1,200 attend a quality prekindergarten program, according to the Cleveland Plain Dealer citing data provided by in the Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development in “Cleveland partnership aims to more than double the childr...

Read More

Dr. Robert Fischer and the Poverty Center assist Cleveland preschool initiative

March 13, 2014 / No Comments

Expanding the availability of high-quality preschool for thousands of Cleveland children is the goal of PRE4CLE, a sweeping city-wide initiative that includes the Mandel School’s Dr. Robert Fischer and the Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development. Dr. Fischer served on the Clevelan...

Read More

Living Cities: IDS to Help Children, Communities

January 12, 2014 / No Comments

On January 2, 20114, the National Neighborhood Indicators Partnership (NNIP) through the Urban Institute posted the story “Integrating Data Sources to Help Children and Communities Succeed” in the Catalyst section of Living Cities discussing the launch of the NNIP network and its part...

Read More