Category: City of Cleveland

January 18, 2022

When a researcher puts on her walking shoes: Reflections on our new Ward Fact Sheets by a former candidate

For the past seven years, one of my responsibilities here at Community Solutions has been compiling data fact sheets for different geographies – counties, cities, legislative districts, neighborhoods, and wards. I’ve produced thousands of these fact sheets over the years, but in 2021, I got to have a different perspective. I took a temporary leave...

January 18, 2022

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...

January 3, 2022

Council on Older Persons perseveres on policy change during pandemic

When elected officials and civic organizations need a place to turn for feedback and ideas, when advocates look to a place to exchange events and collaboration opportunities, they turn to The Council on Older Persons (COOP). COOP has been in existence for over 70 years and continues to be a leading voice for older adults...

November 29, 2021

HHSA Committee Extends Guardianship Contract with Lutheran Metropolitan Ministries

On November 17, 2021 Cuyahoga County Council’s Health, Human Services, and Aging committee met to hear one contract, a contract extension for Lutheran Metropolitan Ministries (LMM) for adult guardianship services. Guardianship is a part-legal/part-social relationship and guardians serve as concerned, caring advocates and surrogate decision-makers. The contract, a one-year extension from December 31, 2021, to...

November 11, 2021

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...

October 4, 2021

Dear Mayor, How Will You Address the Concerns of the City’s Residents?

By: Loren Anthes, Senior Fellow/William C. and Elizabeth M. Treuhaft Chair for Health Planning Alex Dorman, Research Associate Taneisha Fair, Research Assistant/Contract Manager Sheila Lettsome, Executive Assistant Emily Muttillo, Applied Research Fellow As a continuation of our Dear Mayor project, we invited staff who are residents of the City of Cleveland to share their thoughts, concerns and hope...

September 13, 2021

The New Cleveland Neighborhood Fact Sheets are Here; Initial Thoughts and Takeaways

Cleveland is a city of neighborhoods. These neighborhoods have unique histories, strong cultures, and distinct characteristics. The Center for Community Solutions is proud to once again release our Neighborhood Fact Sheets, which provide important information for each one of Cleveland’s 34 neighborhoods. Almost all of the data comes from the U.S. Census Bureau’s most recent...

September 7, 2021

Dear Mayor, How Will You Help Survivors of Assault and Abuse?

By: Sondra Miller Dear Mayor: During your four-year term as mayor, we can estimate that nearly 4,000 residents will report a sex crime to the Cleveland Division of Police. During that same time, an additional 15,000 Cleveland residents will reach out to Cleveland Rape Crisis Center for support as they attempt to recover from recent or...