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.
“There needs to be much more on the quality of housing and moving up toward better housing opportunities.” The Atlantic interviewed Dr. Rob Fischer, co-director of the Poverty Center, for “How a House Can Shape a Child’s Future” on the Center’s recent study on the […]
In an analysis conducted for the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Dr. Claudia Coulton’s “Research shows link between joblessness and youth violence” as as part of the Pathways to Peace series on June 9. Idle youth are defined as those aged 16 t0 19 who are not currently enrolled in school […]
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, […]