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A 5 Item Health and Human Service Budget Advocacy to Do List
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A 5 Item Health and Human Service Budget Advocacy to Do List

The Ohio General Assembly has reconvened, sworn in its members, and elected leadership (State Senator Matt Huffman is Ohio Senate President and State Representative Jason Stephens is Ohio House Speaker). The Senate leadership has already released its committee and chair assignments. The House may take a bit longer due to the unexpected election of Rep....

Meet new 2023 Board members and Board Chair Kyle Miller
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Meet new 2023 Board members and Board Chair Kyle Miller

At their final meeting of 2022, The Center for Community Solutions Board of Directors voted to elect Kyle Miller to a two-year term as chair of the board of directors beginning January, 2023. Miller serves as External Affairs Manager for Dominion Energy. In this role, he is the forward-facing representative in communities Dominion Energy serves....

Eboney Thornton named Assistant Director of Communications
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Eboney Thornton named Assistant Director of Communications

Eboney Thornton has been promoted to the role of Assistant Director of Communications. She joined Community Solutions in 2005 as part of the Youth Development Team, joining the organization after a successful two-year stint in City Year where she had been tasked with implementing a domestic violence curriculum, one-on-one tutoring, and creating and sustaining after-school...

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Eboney Thornton named Assistant Director of Communications

I am happy to announce that Community Solutions has promoted Eboney Thornton to the role of Assistant Director of Communications.  Eboney joined Community Solutions in 2005 as part of the Youth Development Team.  She joined the organization after a successful two-year stint in City Year where she had been tasked with implementing a domestic violence...

Poverty in the LGBTQ Community; Ohio and Nationally
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Poverty in the LGBTQ Community; Ohio and Nationally

June is Pride Month, a time of celebration for the LGBTQ community, and we should recognize and honor comprehensive lived experiences. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, nationally, “Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual or Transgender (LGBT) respondents to the U.S. Census Bureau’s Household Pulse Survey (HPS) were more likely than non-LGBT respondents to experience economic and mental health...

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Ohio’s Capital Budget includes over $6 Million for Cuyahoga County Health and Human Service projects

The behind the closed doors state capital bill process finally came out into the open on May 24 when both the Ohio Senate Finance Committee and the Ohio House Finance held hearings on Ohio Senate Bill 343 and Ohio House Bill 687. Both committees heard testimony from Ohio Budget and Management Director Kimberly Murniecks. She...

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Cuyahoga County Council Member Miller First to Outline Process for Requesting ARPA Funds

Cuyahoga County Council Member Dale Miller, Cuyahoga County Council District 2, spoke at the first public meeting of the Greater Cleveland American Rescue Plan Coalition meeting last week and referenced the process he is using to consider proposals for up to $3 million in American Rescue Plan Act funding in his district (District 2 comprises...

Mayor Bibb Cleveland ARPA
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Greater Cleveland Area Organizations Seek to Build Human Capital Through Ohio’s Capital Budget

The Ohio General Assembly will soon take up a state capital budget that will top the $2 billion dollar mark. Several health and human service organizations in Greater Cleveland are making the case for why their organizations should receive some of these funds via a community project designation. In the last state capital budget, 13...

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Impact of Ohio Substitute House Bill 327 on Non-Profit Organizations

Ohio Substitute House Bill 327 is currently pending before the House State and Local Government Committee. The bill, as drafted, would impose sweeping new prohibitions on local non-profit organizations implementing inclusion and diversity programs in the State of Ohio if they receive any funds from the State of Ohio or an Ohio political subdivision. The...

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