Joseph Appointed Bevis/Haynam Associate Professor in Community Development; Celebration on February 26

January 31, 2018 / No Comments

The Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences is pleased to announce the appointment of  Mark L. Joseph, PhD as the Leona Bevis/Marguerite Haynam Associate Professor in Community Development. A celebration in his honor will be held on February 26, 2018 at the Jack, Joseph a...

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High Youth Unemployment Contributes to Youth Idleness

December 13, 2016 / No Comments

In the article “Pathway to Resilience will focus on jobs to curb youth violence”  on December 7th 2016,  The Plain Dealer discusses an analysis from earlier this year in “Research shows link between joblessness and youth violence: Pathways to Peace” by Claudia Coulton, co-...

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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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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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