About Us

The Center for Community Solutions is a nonpartisan think tank focused on solutions to health, social and economic issues.

Our Mission

The Center for Community Solutions provides strategic leadership and organizes community resources to improve health, social, and economic conditions through applied demographic research, nonpartisan policy analysis and advocacy, and communication.

Our Work

Three areas of expertise support every aspect of our work: Applied Research; Nonpartisan Public Policy and Advocacy; and Communications.

All three areas work together to achieve goals around the following policies: 

We believe by effectively addressing these issues, we will be one step closer to achieving our main goal: to improve the quality of life of all Ohioans. Learn more about our Public Policy Priorities here.

Helping the People Who Help People Since 1913

Community Solutions' efforts are critical to the work and effectiveness of direct service organizations in Northeast Ohio. These organizations use our data to identify changes in community demographics that will impact their services and identify the gaps and overlaps within these services. They use our analysis to better understand public policies that affect their work and develop advocacy agendas accordingly. They use our timely and affordable training programs to increase their knowledge in order to better serve their constituents. They use the networks and coalitions we offer to build a strong voice on behalf of the most vulnerable citizens in our community.

In addition to direct service organizations, funders, as well as policy makers, rely on our data and analysis to inform their decision-making, which can potentially impact all Ohioans.