Run this interactive exercise to better understand the underlying facts about the community members which have long been referred to as "Underserving"
Comprehensive data shines a spotlight on the challenges that children, working-age adults, and senior citizens in our community face every day. The findings serve as the foundation of our community's work going forward.
Situational poverty occurs when there is period in time when an individual falls below the poverty line because of a sudden event.
Right now in Greater Cleveland, many people are falling into poverty due to effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
One flaw of the official poverty measure is that it doesn’t account for government assistance programs that are not income but improve people’s economic situation.
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Enrolled students who are homeless - Cleveland (2017-2018)
During the 2017-2018 school year, CMSD enrolled more than 2,500 homeless students. Homelessness leads to increased family stress, poorer health outcomes, and decreased academic performance.
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Children exposed to lead poisoning
No amount of lead exposure is safe, and any amount can create permanent, irreversible effects to children’s brains, organs as well as their mental and behavioral health.