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Unpacking Biden’s Student Loan Forgiveness Plan
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Unpacking Biden’s Student Loan Forgiveness Plan

The Biden Administration recently announced that they will cancel $10,000 in federal student loan debt for low-to-middle income borrowers. This unprecedented move places student loan borrowers in a better position to recover from financial hardship introduced by the COVID-19 pandemic. For many individuals, a college education is their ticket to the middle class. Unfortunately, the...

Welcome Suzanna Thiese to Community Solutions
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Welcome Suzanna Thiese to Community Solutions

Please welcome Suzanna Thiese to Community Solutions. Suzanna will join the Research team as a Fellow on Tuesday, August 16th. Suzanna recently completed her Ph.D. in Nursing where her research focused on the social determinants of maternal mortality and medical mistrust among Black women in America. Prior to joining Community Solutions, Suzanna worked as a...

What Can Ohio Learn from ARPA input Processes in Other States?
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What Can Ohio Learn from ARPA input Processes in Other States?

What does civic input look like? For some, it means open dialogue between decision makers and the public. For others, it means access to platforms that can elevate the voices of citizens. One could also suggest that it means broadening the public sphere to increase voices that are traditionally excluded. In a large sense, the...

Deadline nears for temporary changes that make the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program more flexible
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Deadline nears for temporary changes that make the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program more flexible

You have likely been reading a lot about student loans in the news. The next looming date is August 31, 2022, when payments for federal student loans turn back on after a COVID-19 induced moratorium spanning more than two and half years. This deadline has been extended several times, and it’s possible it will be...

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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...

Greater Cleveland American Rescue Plan Coalition Releases Policy Asks
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Greater Cleveland American Rescue Plan Coalition Releases Policy Asks

The pandemic emerged as a new public health crisis, but it has also revealed and exacerbated longstanding problems in our community beyond public health. The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) offers a chance to both respond to the direct impacts of the pandemic and make system change that positions Greater Cleveland for a true recovery....

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services aims to achieve health equity for underserved communities
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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services aims to achieve health equity for underserved communities

Health equity is one of the major public health areas of focus for governmental entities and nonprofit organizations across the United States, and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) plans to address it as well. They hope to achieve health equity for clients from underserved communities and the providers who serve those areas...

ARPA Funding is an Opportunity to Improve OhioWIC
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ARPA Funding is an Opportunity to Improve OhioWIC

By: Hope A. Lane-Gavin, Fellow, Health Equity, The Center for Community Solutions Katherine Ungar, Policy Associate, Children’s Defense Fund – Ohio The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) of 2021 has been at the top of hearts and minds since its passage last year as state and local governments prioritize economic recovery following the height of the...