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.
Dr. Robert Fischer, co-director of the Poverty Center, spoke about how the socioeconomic status influence children’s school performance to The Plain Dealer in “Poor students can lag four years behind rich ones nationwide: See where your school district stands academically, […]
”Children and families have been crushed by the overall economic decline”says Dr.Claudia Coulton, Founder & Co-Director, The Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development, Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, to NBC in ” The Heartland: Life and Loss in Steel […]
“The good news is that the poverty rate both in Cleveland and in our region declined. … Poverty has finally achieved a significant decrease,” said Dr. Claudia Coulton, co-director of the Poverty Center, to cleveland.com in “Cleveland poverty numbers drop sharply” on […]