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October 18, 2021

Patti Carlyle Joins Community Solutions as Director of Communications and Digital Strategy

Patti Carlyle has joined The Center for Community Solutions as the director of Communications and Digital Strategy. Before joining Community Solutions, she spent over a decade in communications leadership roles at Cleveland area non-profits, public entities and technology firms. Her most recent initiatives addressing racism and bias include the 2020 Citizens Advisory Committee on Policing...

September 20, 2021

Community Solutions Appoints Three Distinguished Visiting Fellows

The Center for Community Solutions is appointing three distinguished individuals as Visiting Fellows. Rachel Cahill is being appointed as a Visiting Fellow, Public Benefits; Gayle Channing-Tenenbaum, Visiting Fellow, Children and Youth; and Zulma Zabala, Visiting Fellow, Community and Racial Equity. The knowledge and experience these three leaders bring to Community Solutions is extraordinary. Each of...

September 7, 2021

Community Solutions Launching Effort to Track and Influence Federal Relief Funding Flowing into Ohio

Funding emanating from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARP) represents one of the largest single federal investments in local and state governments in the nation’s history. Much attention has focused on the $5.3 billion that Ohio is receiving in fiscal relief funds. Equally significant amounts are coming to Cuyahoga County, the City of Cleveland, and...

August 23, 2021

Twenty-five Years Later, U.S. Policy Shifts on Aid to Poor Families with Children

Earlier this year, President Joe Biden and his Congressional allies included a provision in the American Rescue Plan Act that, in effect, reversed 25 years of policy created by welfare reform legislation passed – in August, 1996.  New York Times reporter Jason DeParle described it as a “break with a quarter century of policy.”[1] It...

August 9, 2021

Loren Anthes, Will Tarter promoted to senior fellow, fellow

Last week, I announced that The Center for Community Solutions was appointing Loren Anthes to the role of Senior Fellow and Will Tarter to the role of Fellow, effective August 1, 2021. Both Loren and Will are respected advocates whose advice and counsel are sought by government, philanthropists, journalists, community groups and nonprofits. Loren Anthes serves...

July 6, 2021

Honoring Community Solutions’ Longest Serving Professionals

At the beginning of summer, The Center for Community Solutions’ Board of Directors voted to establish a new endowment fund at the Cleveland Foundation, with an initial investment of $100,000, in honor of Joe Ahern, Rosie Black, and Roslyn Bucy Kaleal who have each individually spent more than 40 years at what was once known...

April 19, 2021

Big step forward for Ohio Medicaid, but more to come

On April 9, Ohio Department of Medicaid Director Maureen Corcoran made a long-awaited announcement; revealing the names of the Medicaid managed-care insurance companies that would get to share in a 20 billion dollar, five-year contract (the State of Ohio’s largest contract ever) to provide health care services for 3 million Ohioans. Director Corcoran said repeatedly...

March 15, 2021

Hate has no place in the fight against COVID-19

Last March, before there had been a single case of COVID-19 reported in the State of Ohio there were already disturbing signs that Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders were being targeted for abuse and hate crimes. At the time I wrote to my colleagues that “as the coronavirus has spread, there have been increased reports...

January 4, 2021

Community Solutions welcomes new board officers, members in 2021

Last month, Community Solutions held our annual meeting to elect new officers and five new board members, and to say farewell to four board members who completed their service. The board also recognized Carter Strang, a partner at Tucker Ellis, for completing a two-year term as board chair. David B. Miller, Ph.D., MSW, MPH was...