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Two more champions creating possibilities for youth in Buckeye –Woodhill
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Two more champions creating possibilities for youth in Buckeye –Woodhill

Last week I introduced some startling stats for youth and children in the Buckeye-Woodhill neighborhood and two champions caring and serving the neighborhood. Today I introduce two more champions for youth. My Brother My Sister Global/MBMS  My Brother My Sister Global is approaching its 15-year anniversary. Originally founded in Akron-Copley MBMS, it has a mission...

Gun violence is a public health problem, and so is white supremacy
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Gun violence is a public health problem, and so is white supremacy

Gun violence was deemed a public health issue in 2016 by the American Medical Association,[1] and is stated to be the leading cause of premature death, killing roughly 38,000 people a year.[2] Racism has been declared a public health crisis by over 209 jurisdictions since August, 2021 after the killing of George Floyd.[3] If gun...

Digital inclusion and ARPA: Increase awareness and meet people where they are
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Digital inclusion and ARPA: Increase awareness and meet people where they are

Digital inclusion is one of ten advocacy areas the Greater Cleveland American Rescue Plan Coalition’s (GCARP Coalition) focus. On October 26th, the GCARP Coalition hosted a power hour conversation about digital inclusion. This discussion was an opportunity for community members to hear from experts in the technology and digital inclusion space about how they are...

A village of diverse opportunities for youth in Buckeye-Woodhill 
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A village of diverse opportunities for youth in Buckeye-Woodhill 

The Buckeye Woodhill neighborhood has one of the largest concentrations of children under the age of 18 in Cleveland, according to my partners here at Community Solutions. Over 1 in 4 residents are children about 2 in 3 of those children are living in poverty. The rate of births to teen mothers is about three times...

Racism as a Public Health Crisis: maternal and infant health  
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Racism as a Public Health Crisis: maternal and infant health  

By: Hope Lane-Gavin and Natasha Takyi- Micah Of all of our priority areas this year, the time we’ve invested in maternal and infant health has garnered a lot of attention and ultimately, results. We continue to promote dialogue on every platform and emphasize the importance of the issue to policymakers at all levels, especially where...

Aftershock when a Black mom dies
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Aftershock afterthoughts: exploring advocacy and equity in the media

The Center for Community Solutions understands that to effectuate the change we want to see in our communities, we must ensure we as an institution and we as individual staff and board members are committed to race equity and institutional change. This change, however, does not occur overnight and requires refined language, tools, experiences, continuous...

Racism as a public health crisis and the economics of urban hospitals
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Racism as a public health crisis and the economics of urban hospitals

On September 14th, St. Vincent Charity Medical Center announced they will cease to provide emergency and inpatient services, including emergency psychiatric services, in Cleveland. In addition to the impact this will have on the local service delivery landscape, there is also the economic consequences of the loss of 600 jobs in the city’s Center. Ironically,...

Dear Cuyahoga County Executive 2022
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Dear County Executive: Cleveland’s neighborhood centers are critical safety nets

By: Atunyese Herron, President–CEO of East End Neighborhood House Dear County Executive, In 2022 East End Neighborhood House marked 115 years of service in Cleveland’s Greater Buckeye Neighborhood. We have reached over 1,000 individuals with our diverse array of services, with a staff of 27 and 65 volunteers. We are nestled on Woodhill Road and...

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