Our projects are designed to uncover effective and creative solutions to the causes and diverse effects of poverty through the use of data and by putting data-driven tools in the hands of the community.
The Poverty Center provides data, technology, and research that aids community development focused entities in Cleveland and Cuyahoga County in making well-informed, data-based policy and practice decisions.
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]