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 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 […]
“The motivation to kill is both born out of desperation and opportunity,” explained Dr. Robert Fischer, Poverty Center co-director, to the Times-Picayune in “Why does New Orleans have more murders than similar cities? Experts search for answers” on May 11. The article […]
A 2009 report prepared by the Poverty Center for the Literacy Cooperative was referenced by WCPN NPR ideastream’s story “More than half of Cleveland Residents Read Below a 7th Grade Level” on May 2, 2016. As discussed in the NPR story, a recent study revealed one in five people in […]