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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Estimated annual burden per disengaged youth
Youth who are disconnected from school and the workforce cost all of us. Opportunity Youth refers to individuals ages 16-24 who aren’t working or in school. One out of every 7 people aged 16-24 in Cuyahoga County are Opportunity Youth.
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Poverty isn’t measured accurately
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. For example, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) helps put food on the table for millions of families, but the impact of that assistance doesn’t show up anywhere in official poverty statistics.