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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...

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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...


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...


Emily Campbell and Emily Muttillo Move into New Leadership Roles at Community Solutions

Emily Campbell has been appointed chief operating officer for The Center for Community Solutions. In this new role she will oversee all the research, policy, and administration related activities of the organization. Emily Muttillo has been appointed as the new Williamson Family Fellow for Applied Research and will serve as director of the Community Solutions...


Zulma Zabala joins The Center for Community Solutions as Senior Fellow, Community and Racial Equity

Zulma Zabala will join The Center for Community Solutions as Senior Fellow, Community and Racial Equity. For 11 years, Zulma has served as chief executive officer for East End Neighborhood House, a multi-service family and community resources center serving the Cleveland community in the Woodhill-Buckeye Neighborhood since 1907. She began her social services journey under...

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Kate Warren appointed Director of Greater Cleveland ARP Council

In September 2021, we announced that Community Solutions was launching the Greater Cleveland American Rescue Plan Council (GCARPC), a local effort to track and influence federal relief funding flowing into Cleveland and Ohio and to help lead coordinated community effort to address the inequities laid bare by the pandemic.  Kate Warren will be its Director and first hire. “Kate’s deep knowledge...


Taneisha Fair Appointed Research Associate 

I am pleased to announce that The Center for Community Solutions is appointing Taneisha Fair to the role of Research Associate, effective January 1, 2022.   Taneisha works in Community Solution’s Cleveland, Ohio office and collaborates with the organization’s consulting clients. She is a skilled facilitator and has collaborated with government agencies, community organizers, and nonprofit service providers. Her current work also includes...


Hope Lane Appointed Fellow, Health Equity

The Center for Community Solutions is appointing Hope Lane to the role of Fellow, Health Equity, effective January 1, 2022. Hope works in Community Solution’s Columbus, Ohio office and manages an extensive docket of policy issues including public benefits, maternal and infant health, and racism as a public health crisis. In this role, she works...


Community Solutions Joins Effort to Support Non-Profit Cleveland Newsroom

Over two years ago the Center for Community Solutions grew increasingly concerned about the disappearance of local journalism, particularly as it related to the coverage of important health and human service issues. We watched news outlets across Ohio either shut down entirely or layoff reporters with years of experience, and not replace them. And with...