Category: Ohio

March 28, 2022

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...

March 7, 2022

Getting older and getting connected

What do your seventeen-year-old niece and seventy-four-year-old uncle have in common? An obsession with TikTok? Maybe, especially if they live in Lorain County. A recent community needs assessment of older adults in Lorain County paired with census data has revealed some surprising and exciting data related to older adults and internet usage. And while Uncle...

February 21, 2022

WIC promotes racial equity, reduces infant mortality, and increases use of preventive health care

By: Hope A. Lane-Gavin, Fellow, Health Equity, The Center for Community Solutions Katherine Ungar, Policy Associate, Children’s Defense Fund – Ohio With increased national attention and resources directed to the maternal and infant health crisis in our country, that is, women in the United States remaining the most likely to die from complications related to...

February 7, 2022

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...

January 24, 2022

More than just a refund: EITC helps lift people from poverty 

It was a brand-new bedroom set, with a dresser and a nightstand. Nothing fancy, something mass produced and on sale. But for me, it was like a golden ticket because it was new and, most importantly, mine. Like many families, gently used, hand-me-down furniture was the norm in my house growing up, especially when paying bills,...

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 10, 2022

Vaccination efforts in Ohio have saved Medicaid millions

  Benjamin Franklin once said “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” The original goal of this commonplace idiom was to encourage Philadelphians to remain vigilant about fire awareness and prevention. Coal, the common source of heating in homes during the time, was often carried “live” from room to room, up and...